Jody Clarke

Jody Clarke works from Dublin. Media and Public Affairs for the UN Refugee Agency/ Ard-Choimisinéir do Theifigh @refugees.Tweets about #refugees #asylum #humanrights. Sometimes #swimming. Jody Clarke has over 1175 followers on Twitter.

Alternative energy blossoms

Many African countries are experiencing a boom in projects for sustainable, renewable power.

Unsafe abortions kill thousands in Kenya

Poor women believe they have no option other than to terminate unwanted pregnancies, even if it kills them.

Kidnappings hurt Kenya

There are fears that Somali pirates are searching for easier pickings along the Kenyan coast as it becomes more difficult to hijack ships.

Seeds of ‘the acacia’ take root

Nobel-winning environmentalist Wangari Maathai's legacy was to provide shelter for the withering Earth.

Driving in Nairobi a test of nerves — and patience

"So, will I have to pay a bribe?" I ask the driving instructor, watching out for the heart-stopping sight of Nairobi's minibuses scooting past.

UK to push for return of stolen funds

Analysts fear corruption is becoming a way of life after Kenyan government announces that health and education ministries stole $47-million.

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

Starting two fingers above the elbow, Jacob Sebagabo wraps the leather straps of the tefillin around his arm and towards his palm, writes

A country starting from scratch

South Sudan, with next to no infrastructure, faces a monumental task to meet expectations.

Call to arrest shocks gay activists

Gay rights activists in Kenya have condemned their prime minister for saying that anyone engaging in homosexual activities should be arrested.

Hip replacement

Another ageing autocrat uses youth culture to chase votes.

Filthy business

Nairobi's Dandora landfill is a health hazard, but those who generate an income from it do not want the site to be decommissioned.

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Get Rewarded for banking with Standard Bank Mobile

Free data for your bank card spend every month will go that extra mile to help keep South Africans connected to their dreams

Introducing Greening the Future 2020

We highlight the work of those accelerating sustainable living in SA – at a vital moment for the environment

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention