Kenya’s progressive 2010 constitution brought improved women’s representation in parliament and public life. But historical prejudices remain, always more intensely apparent during elections.
The injectable vaccine was developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline to protect children from the most deadly form of malaria in Africa.
There are lots of tall tales about mosquitoes and how malaria is transmitted. Here are sturdy facts on the disease.
In small and large events in the US and across the world, women went on strike demanding equality this International Women’s Day.
In Africa, the idea of a post-truth era – which by implication fundamentally presupposes the existence of an era in which ‘truth’ was self-evident – is folly.
Religious radicalism is an offspring of deprivation, alienation and despair by people who find options for improving their lives increasingly difficult to come by.
While Kenyatta focused on his pet project of increasing investment in the health sector, Modi pushed for a faster process to draw up an action plan on security collaboration.
Aflatoxin, the food contaminant which has left hundreds dead in Kenya, is now being countered by a new product called ‘Aflasafe’.
Several countries across Africa are overburdened by a lack of space and financial support for refugees.
Closer examination of the Doing Business Report suggests that the ‘evidence’ it cites is weak and heavily influenced by the experiences of developed countries.
Kenya hosts 434,000 refugees from 21 countries but food rations to more than 400,000 refugees in Kenya have been halved due to severe funding shortages.
Nairobi had vowed to shut Dadaab camp, saying it was being used by Islamist militants from neighbouring Somalia, but was criticised by rights groups.
Only 25% of refugees at the Dadaab Camp are willing to return to Somalia, with many expressing concerns about relocation due to ongoing insecurity in that country.
Humans have an innate interest and ability in naming biologically meaningful entities, or species. Taxonomy, then, vies for the title of world’s “oldest profession”.
The African Union has been persuading its member nations to withdraw from the ICC over the court’s alleged institutional bias against Africa and its leaders.
The so-called lifestyle diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease have been rising in Africa, but the research on them has not kept pace.
Returning to Somalis is voluntary, with refugees being taken to designated safe areas, Kenya and the UN have said.
A UNHCR report says only half of refugee children have access to primary education and the gap widens with higher education.
Gina Din, the founder and CEO of the Gina Din group, a businesswoman from Kenya, talks about the need for empowering women in Africa.
Two car bombs exploded in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Tuesday, killing 13 and injuring at least 12.
The WHO maintains that canceling the Olympics, or relocating the games, is not going to alter the international spread of Zika. In a world connected by travel and migration, opportunities for the virus to cross borders extend far beyond sporting events.
The Kenyan example illustrates the importance of constitutional guarantees for devolution. But it also shows that devolution is no magic bullet for the problems of corruption and ethnic politics.
The government of Uhuru Kenyatta may wish to reconsider its repeated attacks against NGOs. The country as a whole is likely to benefit if the government softens its stance.
The group often launches gun and bomb attacks on officials, Somali security forces and AMISOM, in a bid to topple the Western-backed government and impose its own strict interpretation of Islam on Somalia.
Government critics and Western ambassadors have accused the police of using excessive force and have called for dialogue.
Groups survive in the long term when that description makes sense to enough of the population to buy them tolerance and safe space to operate, plan and grow.
Cash-strapped Zimbabwe says trade is the only way to pay for the costs of protecting its 83,000 elephants.
Police in Nairobi fired tear gas at people leaving a rally of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy that was fully authorised and had passed without incident.
Aflatoxins, moulds that can affect plant crops and raise the risk of liver damage, cancer and blindness, as well as stunting foetuses and infants, are spreading to more areas as a result of climate change.
Despite warnings and support from the World Anti-Doping Agency over the past two years, Kenya’s sports and political leaders have left it to the proverbial last minute to improve its anti-doping environment.
The United Nations and Western states have warned against forcibly repatriating the 350,000 or so Somalis who still live in the sprawling Dadaab camp in northeast Kenya, saying it would violate international obligations.
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Kenya’s deportation to China of Taiwanese nationals and their detention by the Chinese government has left Taiwan fuming.
The International Criminal Court’s decision to throw out post-election violence charges against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto gives him a major boost as he prepares to run for elections next year.
In his novel, Day After Tomorrow, the Kenyan-born novelist Bahadur Tejani told the story of a family of Indian ‘waparis’, or settler-traders, and their interactions with ethnic African groups. The latter were ill-treated and abused as ‘racially inferior’, a category sanctioned by the colonial system. On one occasion, […]
Unhindered by any larger scheme to ‘open up’ African markets, China has shown itself to be a more useful partner for countries looking to create domestic productive capacity