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.

Press Releases

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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