Kenya

Botswana Court Ruling Is A Ray Of Hope For LGBT People Across Africa

Botswana’s High Court has ruled that private consensual sex between adults of the same sex is no longer criminal. The decision gives hope to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in African countries that still have simila...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Cameroon, Kenya and Somalia Bombs Kill Police Officers

Bombs in Cameroon, Kenya and Somalia over the weekend killed at least 12 police officers and injured dozens as authorities struggle to contain the Anglophone security crisis and the Al Shabaab insurgency respectively.While authorities bl...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Kenya’s Budget Must Focus on Efficiency. New Zero-Based Strategy Could Help

Kenya’s Treasury Secretary has tabled a budget that is aimed at addressing five challenges. These are the creation of an enabling environment for businesses, the prudence and efficiency of government spending, the mobilisation of domesti...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Kenya Responded Fast to Ebola Scare, but Cross-Border Risk Remains High

The second largest Ebola virus disease outbreak on record is currently raging in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with over 2,000 cases and more than 1,400 deaths recorded. Uganda, which shares a long and porous border with DRC...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Kenya's Mineral Resources Could Pull Millions Out of Poverty

"The test of our progress lies in whether we provide enough for those who have little, not whether we add more to the abundance of those who already have much."These words by former US president Franklin D. Roosevelt speak volumes about ...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Kenya Airways Drops in Global Aviation Ranking

National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has fallen five places in the latest global ranking of airlines to position 90, trailing its regional rival Ethiopian Airlines that ranked among the top 50 carriers, a report shows.Skytrax World Airlin...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

How A Pilot Project In Kenya Helps Refugees Go To University

Across the world, armed conflict, instability, drought and famine are driving more people from their homes for longer periods of time. On average, displacement lasts almost 20 years. This means that displaced children and youth are likel...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Google News Initiative Challenge Launched for Middle East, Africa, Turkey

Google on Tuesday opened the Google News Initiative (GNI) challenge for media publishers in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. The Head of Google News Initiative Innovation, Ludovic Bleacher, made the disclosure at the unveiling of the ...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Government Now Denounces Jaguar's 'Xenophobic' Remarks

The Government of Kenya has disowned the remarks by the Member of Parliament for Starehe constituency Charles Njagua Kanyi, better known as Jaguar, over the deportation of foreigners conducting business in Kenya.The lawmaker on Tuesday t...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Court Stops Construction of Kenya’s Coal Power Plant. Here’s Why

Kenyan judges have stopped plans to construct the country’s first ever coal-powered plant near the coastal town of Lamu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tribunal ruled that the National Environment Management Authority had failed to do...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Kenya: Over 2 Million at Risk of Starvation

More than two million Kenyans are staring at food crisis in July as the effects of a drought that hit food production and led to increased prices continue to bite. This comes even as the country's grain reserves dwindle, with its less...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore Dies in Nairobi, Aged 61

Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Bob Collymore has died at his home early morning on July 1, 2019, Safaricom chairman Nicholas Nganga said in a press statement. The Guyanese-born British citizen took a medical leave in October 2017 to f...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Politicians Fuel Xenophobic Sentiments in Kenya, Ivory Coast and Mauritania

Politicians in Ivory Coast, Mauritania and Kenya have over the past two weeks stirred up xenophobic sentiments, lashing out at foreigners in their countries over political and economic differences. A Kenyan lawmaker accused of incitin...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Places in Kenya Perfect for Food Lovers

East African food has had a lot of outside influences from the days of missionaries to the Arab slave traders and now, even more, with different cultures settling in the region. Indigenous Kenyan cultures have, over centuries, merged the...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Somaliland Steps Up Diplomatic Efforts to Secure International Recognition

Somaliland has stepped up diplomatic efforts to secure recognition from the international community as a sovereign nation. Despite declaring independence in 1991, Somaliland is still considered by many members of the international com...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

The Most Beautiful Beaches in Kenya

Kenya’s coastline is dotted with dazzling tropical beaches, each with its own character. Lamu being more cultural, while Nyali’s proximity to Mombasa makes it more urbanised. Here are a few picks of Kenya's best beaches.

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

How Women in Kenya Mobilised for Peace After Surviving Violence

Women are rarely represented adequately at peace negotiations yet they make up half the population of any country in conflict or at war. This remains the case despite increasing global policy awareness on how women are affected by confli...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

Why Central Banks Need to Take Human Rights More Seriously

Many central banks are rethinking their approach to the environmental and social impact of their operations. This is because their decisions can affect access to housing, healthcare, education, work, to adequate food and water and the se...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

Understanding the Political Economy of Maize in Kenya

Maize is the cheapest source of calories among the cereal grains, making up about 65% of total food calories consumed by households in Kenya. To meet this demand, maize is produced on 40% of the total crop area – mainly by smallholders. ...

Timothy Njagi Njeru·28 days ago

Botswana endorses Kenya's bid for UN Security Council seat

Kenya’s bid for a seat on the UN Security council (UNSC) when a seat becomes vacant later in the year has received endorsement from Botswana. Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi, during a visit to Nairobi, said his country would back Ke...

Joburg Post·27 days ago

Climate and Mortality Rates in Kenya, Mali, and Malawi: What We Found

African countries are hit by far fewer natural disasters compared to the rest of the world. But they suffer much more. For instance, in 2016 African countries were hit by 17% of natural disasters compared to other regions of the world, b...

Baishali Bakshi·27 days ago

Kenya Calls for Al-Shabaab to Formally Listed as Terrorist Group by UN

Kenya believes that if the United Nations formally classifies Somali militia group, Al-Shabaab, as a terrorist group, then there would be more action on combating the extremists. According to the report by The East African, Kenya will be...

Joburg Post·19 days ago

A Brief History of Kenyan Dish Ugali

On his very first trip to Kenya, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, ate local – ugali and fish. A staple in Kenya, this polenta-like dish is also eaten in several other African countries. Maize flour is commonly used but in the wester...

Jackline Wambugi·15 days ago

Top 10 Fashion Designer In Kenya

The fashion industry in Kenya has come a long way. In a country where bespoke outfits are offered by tailors, designers have always had stiff competition, not to mention the difficult task of differentiating themselves from the former. T...

Jackline Wambugi·14 days ago

Kenya’s 10 Best Contemporary Art Galleries

Kenya’s constantly evolving art scene revolves around a number of emerging and world-acclaimed artists predominantly from Kenya and the surrounding East African region, with art spaces clustered around Nairobi and Mombasa. Despite the hi...

Lilian Dairra·15 days ago

A Seafood Lover's Guide to Nairobi, Kenya

After bringing you a guide on the best spots for desserts in Nairobi, we’re bringing you another equally exciting guide because “Nairobians” love their seafood. Despite the city being inland, seafood in Kenya goes beyond the tilapias fri...

Joburg Post·13 days ago

Providing Nairobi’s mothers with subsidised day-care will benefit everyone

One of the major challenges that faces mothers who work is how to ensure their children are properly cared for while they are away.This is particularly true for women in low-income settings. For instance, in the informal settlements of K...

Margaret Nampijja & Patricia Kitsao-Wekulo·14 days ago

Will Kenya’s First Anti-Colonial Leaders Ever Rest In Peace?

In African Culture(s), a dignified burial of the departed is an important feature that is thought to secure safe passage to the realm of the living-dead, the ancestors. This is further amplified if the deceased was a chief or a community...

Katlego Mereko·12 days ago

Henry Odera Oruka’s Africa Sagacity: Are There Any Left?

Philosophy is a relatively interesting topic, more so when localised to the African continent. Philosophy, as a concept, has two rather general definitions, the first is ‘the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and exi...

Neo Sithole·11 days ago

Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s The River Between: A Review

The River Between is a novel by Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o and was published in 1965 as part of the African Writers Series which included other influential African authors. It is of a story set in Kenya at the dawn of colonisation a...

Katlego Mereko·12 days ago

Muthoni Nyanjiru: Kenya’s Historical Light of Feminine Defiance

Towards the end of the 19th century, Britain, Germany, France and other European nations set about dividing and sharing Africa to their ominous tastes in the iconoclastic Berlin Conference. Britain, though their Imperial British East Afr...

Katlego Mereko·12 days ago