Kenya

Kenya Plans To Leverage On Strategic Partnerships To Advance The “silicon Savannah” And...

Standing left to Right are: 1. Siddharth Chatterjee UN Resident Coordinator Kenya. 2. Ms Christine Heenan, Senior VP Rockerfellar Foundation. 3. Cabinet Secretary Joseph Mucheru EGH, Ministry of Information and Communications, Kenya. 4. Ms Carson...

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Motorbike Club Empowers Kenya Women

A new motorbike club in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, is made up of women.  The aim is not just to develop their abilities to maneuver in heavy traffic but also to empower them to steer past sexist stereotypes. Radhia Adam reports from Nairobi.

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‘i Want My Kids To Know What A Rhino And Turtle Are’ – #climatestrike Kids Say

By Crystal OrdersonCAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sep 20 2019 (IPS) From Nigeria, to Kenya to the Democratic Republic of Congo, to South Africa, thousands of African climate campaigners have taken to the streets joining millions around the world for the...
Related topics: South Africa, Nigeria, Democratic Republic Of Congo

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Africa Focused Andela Cuts 400 Staff As It Confirms $50m In Revenue

Africa focused tech talent accelerator Andela will cut 400 junior engineers across Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria, CEO Jeremy Johnson told TechCrunch. The layoffs come as the startup released first time earnings figures indicating it will surpass $50...
Related topics: Uganda, Nigeria, Startup

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Tana River Bears The Cost Of Development

By Info NileSep 17 2019 (IPS) The damming of Kenya’s River Tana and the environmental degradation upstream, has reduced the amount of silt and water reaching the Tana River Delta over time. Hence the sea has been pushing further and further...

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So Sad: 14-year-old In Kenya Commits Suicide After Alleged Shaming By Teacher For Having Her Period

Source: Sengchoy Inthachack / EyeEm / Getty Kenyan Schoolgirl Kills Herself After Being Shamed By Teacher A 14-year-old girl in Kenya took her own life last week after a teacher allegedly embarrassed her for getting her period in class. The young...

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Friday’s Daily Brief: 12 Million May Miss School, Bangladesh And Mali Updates, Kenya’s Malaria...

A recap of Friday’s top stories: 12 million children may never go to school; Monsoon rains crush Rohingya shelters; 3.9 million Malians in need of humanitarian aid; Kenya launches malaria vaccine; and agreement made to neutralize land degradation.
Related topics: Bangladesh, Mali

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The Push For Peace-from The Global Village To The Global Neighborhood

Hiroshima, Japan. Photo: Internet Archives 1945By Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 11 2019 (IPS) From the ashes of a tragedy that wiped out almost 90% of the city of Hiroshima on 5 August 1945, an institute called the Hiroshima Peacebuilders...
Related topics: Japan, World Photos

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Kenya’s Huge Wind Power Project Might Be Great For The Environment But Not For Local Communities

Kenya recently launched the Lake Turkana Wind Power project, Africa’s largest wind energy project and the biggest public-private investment in Kenyan history. The wind farm will produce 300MW of low-cost renewable energy for Kenya’s national...

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A New Census In Kenya Is Counting People Never Counted Before

This decade’s population survey includes categories for intersex and indigenous people.
Related topics: Census, Polls

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Let’s Walk The Talk To Defeat Climate Change – African Leaders Told

Floods in Kenya's Turkana County, Lodwar town.By Isaiah EsipisuADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Aug 28 2019 (IPS) African leaders have been asked to walk the talk, and lead from the front, in order to build resilience and adaptation to the adverse impacts of...
Related topics: Ethiopia

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Recognising Intersex People Opens Access To Fundamental Rights In Kenya

Kenya has become the first country in Africa to collect data on intersex people in its national census which runs to the end of August. Intersex refers to people born with physical characteristics that do not fit the typical definitions of male or...
Related topics: Census

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Kenya: The Troubles Of A Science Phd From The West

By Verah Vashti OkeyoNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 2019 (IPS) Graduate students of the London School of Economics and Political Science gathered at Kenya’s coast in September 2018, where the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and...
Related topics: United Kingdom, London

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Marginalized Groups Hit Hardest By Inequality And Stigma In Cities

Millicent Auma Otieno, a Kenya-based human rights and community activist, campaigns on behalf of women and persons with disabilities who face stigmatization, as a result of cultural and religious beliefs.  In an interview with UN News, Ms. Otieno...
Related topics: Human Rights, Activism, Religion

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Our Microbiomes Might Shape Our Social Lives

(Credit: Sara López Gilabert/SAPIENS) It is early morning on a wide plain in Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya. With a small Dixie cup and a wooden tongue depressor, Susan Alberts picks up a fecal sample left by a female baboon named...

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Deray Mckesson Talks To One Of Africa’s Biggest Activists About Reparations, Equality, And...

It was a meeting of the greats. Last month, two of activism’s heavyweights—America’s Deray Mckesson and Kenya’s Boniface Mwangi—spoke in public together for the first time. Deray became one of the leading voices in the Black Lives Matter...
Related topics: Activism

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China’s Transsion And Kenya’s Wapi Capital Partner On Africa Fund

Chinese mobile-phone and device maker Transsion is teaming up with Kenya’s Wapi Capital to source and fund early-stage African fintech startups. Headquartered in Shenzhen, Transsion is a top-seller of smartphones in Africa that recently...
Related topics: China, Startup

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Women Pastoralists Feel Heat Of Climate Change

Members of the Samburu tribe in Kenya. Samburu women pastoralists are affected by climate change.By Sharon Birch-Jeffrey, Africa RenewalNAIROBI, Aug 14 2019 (IPS) For many people, climate change is about shrinking glaciers, rising sea levels, longer...

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‘one Of Us Has Polluted The Air’: Fart Forces County Lawmakers To Suspend Debate In Kenya

Those at the debate pointed fingers in an attempt to get to the bottom of things.
Related topics: Debate

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Kenya’s Pokomo People Ask The British To Return What Was Stolen: Their Source Of Power

The request for the return of a sacred drum comes amid a fierce debate over whether institutions that benefited from colonialism have any right to keep plundered objects.
Related topics: Debate

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