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Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions
Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions
In the biting cold of the early morning on July 23 2018, about 10 000 people in Nairobi’s Kibera slum watched in a sleepy haze as their homes and...
How Kenya is managing security 20 years after the Nairobi blast
How Kenya is managing security 20 years after the Nairobi blast
It’s been 20 years since the attack on the US embassy in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. A suicide bomber detonated two truck bombs killing 200 people. A...
Is Africa becoming the world's dumping ground for dirty diesel vehicles?
Is Africa becoming the world's dumping ground for dirty diesel vehicles?
As emission regulations become stronger for new vehicles in industrialised countries, cars as old as 25 years no longer able to meet emission...
Hull septuagenarian sent to prison for preying on Kenyan girls
Hull septuagenarian sent to prison for preying on Kenyan girls
A British man who allegedly befriended vulnerable families in Kilifi county in Kenya, and then abused their children, has reportedly been sentenced...
What Kenya needs to do to take advantage of its rainfall
What Kenya needs to do to take advantage of its rainfall
For the past month Kenya has had torrential rainfall. This followed devastating droughts in parts of the country. The Conversation Africa’s...
Nairobi can fix its serious waste problem
Nairobi can fix its serious waste problem
Uncollected solid waste is one of Nairobi’s most visible environmental problems. Many parts of the city, especially the...
Nairobi's poorer parents are choosing private over free primary schools
Nairobi's poorer parents are choosing private over free primary schools
The numbers of low cost private schools in low and middle income countries have exploded in recent years. These schools charge fees...
Clashes in Kenya as Kenyatta gets sworn in for disputed second term
Clashes in Kenya as Kenyatta gets sworn in for disputed second term
Kenyan police fired tear gas and clashed with both ruling party and opposition supporters Tuesday ahead of the swearing in as president of Uhuru...
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...
[Slideshow]A male Kenyan sex worker tells us how the HIV prevention pill has changed his life
[Slideshow]A male Kenyan sex worker tells us how the HIV prevention pill has changed his life
Last year Kenya became the second African country, after South Africa, to approve the use of Truvada as a form of HIV prevention.
[Slideshow]Bird? Plane? No, flying toilet!
[Slideshow]Bird? Plane? No, flying toilet!
Sanitation problems in Kibera have caused outbreaks of cholera, but the new Peepoo bag could be the answer.

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