"Memory is what makes us who we are," says Kenyan Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o - a frequent contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature - in this video about how colonizers sought to erase the memories of the natives by severing their linguistic connections.
Photo credit: Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust This is a guest post by Michele Ostertag, co-founder and director of Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust. ...
A few years ago I was introduced to a young man who ended up changing the way I look at the world. His name is Craig Kielberger.
Photo: A World at School By Kennedy Odede, Founder & CEO of Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO), a non-profit grassroots organisation combating ex...
In Kenya, as in many places around the world, a girls' journey into adolescence is a challenging time. She faces significant pressures and expectations.
This is an anthology that demands to be read again and again for its sheer ambition, scope and quiet power. The NEST Collective is to be commended for putting together such a thrilling and vital addition to the global LGBT literary canon.
At their essence every religion espouses the same values. But too often these values are lost and perverted when religious teachings are misused by leaders - political as much as religious ones.
In addition to the chronic health risks from cooking over smoky fires, collecting fuel for cooking is often a danger in and of itself. This is unfortunately especially true for women living in zones of conflict or displaced from their homes who are vulnerable to sexual assault and physical attack as they leave their communities in search of fuel.
A much overlooked prerequisite to achievement of development, peace and sustainability is gender equality which will result in improved educational outcomes, better health and greater economic prosperity.
Finding environmentally friendly modes of urban transportation is a key issue for cities working to ensure sustainable development. In Nairobi, a number of studies have identified the significant risk to pedestrians and bicyclists operating in and around the city.
In the sustainable development priorities for the next 15 years adopted by heads of states in New York this week, the United Nations has highlighted financial inclusion as an important enabler for poorer households in the informal economies of the global south to increase resilience and better capture opportunities.
New York City's Pizza Rat stole hearts and minds recently when he attempted to carry a piece of pizza down a flight of stairs into the subway.
Kenyans continue to suffer the consequences of their choice (of leadership) as illustrated by the president's inept handling of the teacher's strike; itself a metaphor for Jubilee's first term in office -- in several areas.
While working in rural West Pokot County, Kenya, as a newly-trained medical doctor many years ago, Dr. Mabeya noticed a significant number of women presenting at his facility with obstetric fistula, an injury caused by prolonged and obstructed labor.
This week, The Pollination Project honors projects that dive deep into the heart of a problem and provide the inner and outer tools to address it. Our...
When my sister-in-law Angelina was six months pregnant, she went to a health facility for a routine antenatal care visit. This was not an easy thing to do, however. She lives in rural Kenya and in order to reach the facility situated 15 kilometres away, she sold her pig.