Kénya

Equality on the agenda at Davos But What Does This Mean for Women in Kenya?

Pauline Ngari | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
Pauline Ngari

As Christine Lagarde, mother, head of the IMF and star of the global stage arrives at Davos this week, Hannah Haciku mother, entrepreneur and village authority will be working hard to feed and clothe her three children in Kenya. Two women, two very different lives. Christine may face a glass ceiling, the one Hannah faces is more like a steel one.

Did You Go to School?

Clare Pelham | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK
Clare Pelham

It sounds like a ridiculous question. Of course you went to school. And so did everyone you know. It's where you made your first and, often, best friends. It's where you learned to read and write and where you began your education.

Muslims Protect Christians In Terrorist Bus Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK

Muslims protected Christians during a terrorist attack in Kenya by refusing to separate from them and helping disguise them in Islamic garb, witnesses...

Outrage As Pride Of Lions Made Famous By BBC's Big Cat Diary Are Poisoned

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK

A pride of lions that became household names after featuring on the BBC's Big Cat Diary have been poisoned in Kenya's Masai Mara reserve. The lions...

How to Join The Hunt and Plan a Family Safari

William Gray | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Parents
William Gray

If watching David Attenborough's The Hunt on BBC has inspired your children, why not consider taking them on a family safari next year? Although Africa has its fair share of challenges when it comes to travel, it also has several destinations that are ideal for families. Our twins were just four when we first took them to South Africa.

Fighting the Rhino Extinction

Frontier | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Frontier

Last Sunday, Nola, the Northern White Rhino at San Diego Zoo, passed away aged 41, leaving only three of her kind the world. However, it is not alway...

Can Volunteering Tip the Balance in Favour of Better Global Compassion?

Philip Goodwin | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Philip Goodwin

In a world of increased polarisation between cultures, anything that lowers barriers is important. I joined VSO as chief executive in March of this year and in that time I have seen enough to convince me that there has never been a more important time to encourage people to volunteer internationally.

From Victim to Visionary: the story of Celestine

Payal Dalal | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Payal Dalal

Celestine dreams of a world without stigma where people living with HIV are treated equally and fairly. She wishes for a place where education replaces ignorance, and empathy overcomes fear. On this World AIDS day, let us celebrate Celestine's journey, perseverance and dedication. And let's hope, one day, we can achieve her vision for a kinder, better world.

Selective Grief

Liza Bel | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK
Liza Bel

My student years in Paris defined who I am today. The streets harboured my surreptitious kisses, those terraces hosted my tears after failed exams and my laughter with my friends who teased me about my Russian accent in French. I wasted my student stipend on Pierre Hermé macaroons consumed between lectures on a random bench at St Germain. It was with a view of the Tour Eiffel that I started my first ever internship at Radio France.

Time and Patience is Needed in the Battle to End FGM - But We Will Win

Christine Alfons | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Christine Alfons

I managed to escape the cut. My father was an educated man and did not want his children to experience it. Sadly he died when I was a child, but by the time I reached the cutting age, I refused it because of his teaching and my mother gave me shelter and protection. Many of my friends were not so lucky. ..

Hear Our Voices - Young Africans Decry Poor Quality Education

Charles Mwangi Waituru | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Politics
Charles Mwangi Waituru

Just two weeks ago a young Kenyan volunteer called Felix Owino was invited to London to represent African youth at the first ever Youth Summit hosted ...

How One TV Drama Series Is Fighting the HIV Aids Taboo

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

MTV Shuga is a sizzling sex and relationships drama and multimedia campaign for young audiences, which aims to raise awareness of HIV and Aids globally, and this fortnight I attended the premiere of season 4 of this ground breaking TV brand.

How Young People Are Saving the World

Philip Goodwin | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Philip Goodwin

Last Saturday I had the privilege of attending the first ever Youth Summit in London, organised by the UK government's Department for International De...

US President - Barack Obama's Impact on African Youth

Meron Semedar | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Meron Semedar

In July 2015, US President Barack Obama became the first sitting President to visit the Horn of Africa, as well as Kenya, his father's place of birth....

Silicon Savannahs and Cyber Cities: Where Does Success in Africa's Tech Sectors Lie?

Lucy James | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Tech
Lucy James

The importance that the tech sector might hold for economic development and diversification is recognised, and state investment has been forthcoming in various ways. In some cases, funds have been put forward for the building of 'incubation' centres and meeting places as was the case for Nigeria's Information Technology Entrepreneurship Accelerator in Lagos.

Nothing Can Be More Satisfying Than Afford a Wild Animal a Second Chance at Life

Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick DBE | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK
Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick DBE

There is no place in the world like the Masai Mara during the migration season. This wildlife spectacle within such a beautiful setting must surely be unrivaled on earth, and this year the migration is arguably more breathtaking than ever...

Africa Rising from the Ground Up

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

When I started thinking about this blog, I had quite decided to write about charitable giving. Why we all need to do more and give more to support those less fortunate than ourselves because if we don't who else will?

Barack Obama Calls For Equal Rights For Gay And Lesbian Kenyans

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK

Barack Obama called for equal treatment of gay and lesbian people under the law on his first visit to Kenya since becoming president. When asked ab...

Warm Words Won't Beat Climate Change - But a New Global Finance Deal Still Could

David Nussbaum | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK
David Nussbaum

Visiting Kenya last weekend, Barack Obama stirred hearts and minds with his words on the country's potential to become a development success story. Gracing a summit on African entrepreneurship, the President rightly celebrates the efforts of the inspirational men and women working to bring prosperity to the country and the wider continent.

The Cry of Kenyan-Somalis: Is Anyone Listening?

Catherine Wyatt | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK
Catherine Wyatt

The Kenyan state has an ethnicity problem. By presenting their conflict with the terrorist group al-Shabaab as a conflict of ethnicity, ethnic Somalis...

Why Two Former FGM 'Cutters' Chose to Stop This Horrifying Practice in Kenya

Leslie Sinoway | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK
Leslie Sinoway

As we packed up our kit in the hot sun and Mary showed us the way back through the village and scarce trees to our car I thought about how hard it had been to hear Jane and Mary's stories, but was wowed by their powerful determination to end FGM and tell others about its dangers. Mary's final words to me are ones I'll never forget...

Naked Kenyan Prostitutes To Protest Obama Over His 'Aggressive Support For Homosexuality'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- A political group is to confront President Obama with 5,000 naked men and women on his forthcoming trip to the Kenya, a protest against Ob...

South Africa

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

People were welcoming and warm and quick to laugh. Almost nothing happened on time. Meetings started when they started and went on longer than expected. African Time existed in the Western Cape, too; it reminded me in this way of a less eccentric Kenya.

Who Will Pay for the End of Poverty?

Aaron Oxley | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Politics
Aaron Oxley

One of the things I love about my job is that I get to be optimistic every day. That's because I, and my colleagues working in international development, look at the problems of the world that are rooted in poverty and inequality, and refuse to accept that the world is not smart enough or rich enough to defeat them.

Video Captures Moment British Jihadi Thomas Evans Is Shot Dead In Gunfight

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK

A shocking video has revealed the moments before British jihadi Thomas Evans was killed in a gunfight in northern Kenya. The footage was discovered...