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Jody Clarke

Jody Clarke

    Alternative energy blossoms
    Alternative energy blossoms
    Along the gentle slopes of the Rift Valley, at the foot of green hills dotted with drilling rigs, the Oserian flower farm on Lake Naivasha is...
    Unsafe abortions kill thousands in Kenya
    Unsafe abortions kill thousands in Kenya
    Seventeen-year-old Sharon Okello still writhes in agony from the surgery that removed one of her Fallopian tubes.
    Kidnappings hurt Kenya
    Kidnappings hurt Kenya
    Built to cool, not to protect, the sisal thatched roofs that dot the Lamu archipelago give a good indication of where priorities lie on the north...
    Seeds of 'the acacia' take root
    Seeds of 'the acacia' take root
    She travelled far for a young woman from pre-independence Kenya, leaving home for Kansas in 1959 on a university scholarship.
    Driving in Nairobi a test of nerves -- and patience
    Driving in Nairobi a test of nerves -- and patience
    "So, will I have to pay a bribe?" I ask the driving instructor half jokingly, watching out for the heart-stopping sight of Nairobi's minibuses...
    UK to push for return of stolen funds
    UK to push for return of stolen funds
    No matter how far you rise, the law is always above you, 18th-century English lawyer Thomas Fuller once said. Except, that is, in Kenya.
    Journalists under siege in Uganda
    Journalists under siege in Uganda
    When it comes to statements by the "big men" of Africa's various governments, the rule is the greater the frequency, the less the impact.
    Near-extinct sons of Judah draw a following
    Near-extinct sons of Judah draw a following
    Starting two fingers above the elbow, Jacob Sebagabo wraps the leather straps of the tefillin around his arm and towards his palm, reciting the...
    A country starting from scratch
    A country starting from scratch
    Spread out over four metal-frame beds on a plastic tarpaulin refracting floodlights on to a gravel playing surface, Michael Lual's family is...
    Call to arrest shocks gay activists
    Call to arrest shocks gay activists
    Gay rights activists in Kenya have condemned Prime Minister Raila Odinga for saying that anyone engaging in homosexual activities should be...
    Hip replacement
    Hip replacement
    Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has joined Robert Mugabe as yet another ageing African president who has been forced by elections to use hip-hop...
    Filthy business
    Filthy business
    Bent double, Mwangi Mboya (25) crooks his neck under the sty door and upends a bag of waste for the sow inside.