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Kenya’s pre-election jitters
Kenya’s pre-election jitters
Since 2008, three letters have dominated Kenya’s political discourse — PEV. The acronym stands for post-election violence and refers to the...
The Lunatic Express rides again
The Lunatic Express rides again
In 1895, in a fit of colonial hubris, construction began on a railway line that would link the port of Mombasa with the rest of British East...
Sex education fails Kenya’s pupils
Sex education fails Kenya’s pupils
Imagine giving Kenyan pupils something that has been proven to help them make healthy, informed choices about their sexual and reproductive...
China’s success in Africa depends on peace in South Sudan
China’s success in Africa depends on peace in South Sudan
In less than one week, Chinese president Xi Jinping will convene a summit of roughly 30 global leaders to discuss what is arguably China’s most...
No, Kenya has not warned against travel to South Africa
No, Kenya has not warned against travel to South Africa
It has been widely reported, in...
Paying for change? Trial offers cash to parents willing to vaccinate babies
Paying for change? Trial offers cash to parents willing to vaccinate babies
Doreen Auma puffs as her stride shortens with every step. The humidity is thick and sticky in western Kenya’s rain season, and today there seems...
Will strikes pit the rights of doctors against those of their patients?
Will strikes pit the rights of doctors against those of their patients?
Kenyan health workers may be gearing up for a second strike in less than two months. Strained health budgets in countries across eastern and...
Returning refugees happy to be home, despite hardship
Returning refugees happy to be home, despite hardship
When the news reached Adiqa that Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps would soon be shut down and everyone living in them had to leave, she wasn’t sure...
Beer and stinky feet could be a fatal combination – for mosquitos
Beer and stinky feet could be a fatal combination – for mosquitos
Mosquito traps that smell like stinky feet are luring blood-seeking mosquitoes away from their human prey and to...
Uneasy expeditions: The pitfalls of travelling while woke
Uneasy expeditions: The pitfalls of travelling while woke
It was nightfall on our second day on the #AsambeKenya trip when we arrived at Ol Pejeta — the wildlife conservancy that had been established...
Black people most optimistic about SA, white people the most dissatisfied – study
Black people most optimistic about SA, white people the most dissatisfied – study
In a study conducted on public opinion on key issues in three African nations, the Pew Research Centre found that black people are the most...
Finally, TB pills for children
Finally, TB pills for children
At the sight of the pills, Ivy Wanjiku flings her arms around her mother’s neck, her small body trembling.

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