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What’s at stake in Kenyan court case on gay rights

The much-awaited court ruling on a petition seeking to decriminalise homosexuality in Kenya has been . The petition ...

What mapping Kenya’s child deaths for 50 years revealed – and why it matters

The number of children who die before reaching their fifth birthday is closely monitored as a marker of social ...

What to expect as 84 million Nigerians go to the polls

Nigerians go to the polls on February 16 in the first of two sets of elections to choose the president, national ...

Fresh insights into the lives of Kenya’s urban teen mothers

Teen pregnancies are a in Kenya. Based on the most recent , one in five girls in Kenya between 15 and 19 years has ...

Can bees do maths? Yes – new research shows they can add and subtract

Despite having a brain containing less than one million neurons, the honeybee has recently shown it can manage complex ...

How we can “bank” water underground for use later on

Groundwater been seen as the underground resource that never runs out. This “out of sight out of mind” attitude means ...

How partnerships enriched the learning for Nairobi slum children

Eight years of research in low-income neighbourhoods of Nairobi have opened my eyes to the significant role of school, ...

Kenyan approach holds promise for boosting early childhood education

There has been by countries in sub-Saharan Africa over the past decade to improve early childhood education. This ...

Tribute to Oliver Mtukudzi – Zimbabwe’s ‘man with the talking guitar’

Musician , who died at the age of 66, was a great cultural ambassador for Zimbabwe. Known to his fans as Tuku, he was ...

How Kenya’s tourism industry has felt the impact of terrorist attacks

The impact of Kenya’s recent will be felt greatly by its tourism industry. Terrorism, and insecurity generally, ...

Gbagbo’s acquittal suggests confusion and dysfunction at ICC

The international community has to the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) of former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo ...

Dusit attack: Raid shows al-Shabaab still a potent threat to Kenya

Thewas a tragedy. But also, to some extent, unexpected. Kenya suffered relatively frequent attacks between 2013 and ...

Kenya’s security forces did better this time - but there are still gaps

The Riverside terror attack on January, 15, 2019 was staged to reclaim the ground that terrorists have lost in . But ...

Why photographs of dead in Nairobi terror attack failed journalism – and dishonoured victims

on the Riverside terrorist attacks in Nairobi has provoked fury and consternation in Kenya. The article features a ...

Why al-Shabaab targets Kenya, and what can be done to stop attacks

Al-Shabaab responsibility for the in Nairobi in which at least 14 people were killed and scores injured. The ...

Why more people in Africa should farm guinea pigs for food

For thousands of years South Americans have farmed guinea pigs - but this hasn’t taken root in most other parts of the ...

Tshisekedi’s victory in the DRC is historic – but controversial

Félix Tshisekedi is the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) . He is the leader of one of the DRC’s longest ...