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Mary Kimani

Mary Kimani

    Keeping the lights on in Africa
    Keeping the lights on in Africa
    People in Zanzibar danced in the streets in June to celebrate the return of electricity after a month-long blackout caused by the failure of power...
    North Africa: A decade of progress for women's rights
    North Africa: A decade of progress for women's rights
    Hayet Laouni is a member of Tunisia's Senate and an owner of her own maritime business. She credits her success to the liberal approach to women's...
    Better health at the click of a button
    Better health at the click of a button
    The small, dusty village of Mayange lies 20km from Rwanda's capital, Kigali. Its health centre has fewer than 40 beds but serves an estimated...
    A bank in every African pocket?
    A bank in every African pocket?
    Ann Wanjiku walks up to a green-and-white booth with an "M-Pesa agent" sign on it. There she shows the agent her identity card and her cellphone,...
    How to reduce maternal deaths in Africa
    How to reduce maternal deaths in Africa
    In 2002, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that if nothing was done to improve access to maternal care in Africa, 2,5-million women would...
    Activists work to curb violence against women in Africa
    Activists work to curb violence against women in Africa
    When Mrs Akinyi filed for divorce in Kenya after her husband tried to kill her, she had to borrow money to pay her legal fees.