Kénya

The Pace Of Change

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

Life changed again, deeply and irrevocably so, with the arrival of R's girls. They landed in Mombasa when the city was labouring under a simmering, sweltering heat. R's youngest daughter came running when she saw us. R held it together better than I did.

Africa's Massive Revenue Losses From Tax Incentives

Mark Curtis | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK
Mark Curtis

For over 30 years, Western countries such as the US and UK, and international bodies like the World Bank and IMF, have told African governments to cut...

East Africa and Energy Access: A Hotbed of Creative Solutions

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

In recent years East Africa has emerged as a hotbed of creative solutions to meeting people's energy needs as I saw for myself during my visit to Kenya and Tanzania earlier this year. The nexus between clean energy and mobile-based technology is one that is helping bring power to some of the remotest corners of the continent.

Sands of Time: The World's Largest Refugee Camp Turns 25

Luke Browne | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK
Luke Browne

Most conflicts now burn on for an average of 37 years, and those uprooted by them are crying out for a humanitarian response that reflects this. If a new deal for Kenya is realised over the coming months, Dadaab may no longer remain an anachronism. It could, with the right imagination, political drive and institutional support, come to represent the future.

Deconstructing Debate: The Divisive Sub-Text of British Political Language

Schona Jolly | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Politics
Schona Jolly

Livingstone may have been the ugly icing on the cake this week, but it was a cake made and enjoyed by many others in political life. Decades of progress in race relations and equality are being damaged by casual and misplaced agendas. It's been a miserable week in British politics. I keep thinking, I keep wishing, surely we can do better than this?

Was a UN Human Rights Expert's Criticisms of the UK Just 'Meddling'?

Allan Hogarth | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Politics
Allan Hogarth

There are many more examples that demonstrate that we live in a world where the actions of our Government can be used to justify the erosion of rights and the crushing of criticism and dissent. The UK mustn't indulge in further episodes of bad-example setting. Here it should take on board Mr Kiai's findings and aim to find solutions that navigate between the security of the state and its citizens, whilst enshrining and protect their freedoms of association and assembly.

A Holiday Guide to the Indian Ocean

Marc Harris | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Harris

Tides may fluctuate by up to 500 metres - making swimming impossible for the majority of your day, and often water too shallow for a proper swim even when the tide is in. And as a follow up question we would ask if the hotel has a pool to compensate for those low tide moments.

Fast Forward Ten Years - The New Kenya

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

I haven't been to Kenya for more than ten years and Nairobi has transformed almost beyond recognition in that time, with its glass-fronted skyscrapers...

Life in Kenya's Italy

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

'Bella, you go to the supermarket?' 'Yes, please,' I say to the taxi driver. He takes us past the Italian butchery, the Italian cafe, the Italian re...

Improving the Lives of Women and Girls Across Tea Communities

Sarah Roberts | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK
Sarah Roberts

Today is International Women's Day, a celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. The day also exists to remind people that globally there is still much to be done to accelerate gender parity.

Africa Is Not a Country

Liza Bel | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK
Liza Bel

Africa is monolithic to people on this side of the world only out of convenience, maybe fear, lack of information in mainstream media or our prevailing sloppy attitude to language. Only imagine that once we start breaking the continent into individual countries, it will open the flood gates of unknown knowledge that for some may be beautifully eye-opening and for others painfully petrifying.

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 always...

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 24.09.2016 | 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 22.09.2016 | 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 15.09.2016 | 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 06.08.2016 | 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....