Since 2012, at least 600 people have been killed in Kenya by terrorist group al Shabab, including at least 67 at Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall in 2013 and 148 at Garissa University College in April 2015. There have been attacks in the coastal area and in other parts of the country. However, police corruption destroys trust in the government's ability to fight terrorism properly.
Another incontrovertible fact is that American President Barack Obama has Luo blood flowing in his veins. This fact is as much a thorn on the sides of those who hold onto tribal allegiance as it is a source of pride for those who've felt shut out of the spoils of Kenya's independence i.e. "matunda ya uhuru."
This week the Kenyan government is hosting a summit on countering violent extremism in Nairobi, a regional conference that follows up on a February White House Summit. In a coastal city of Mombasa, people have experienced violent extremism firsthand.
The member states of the World Heritage Committee have so far declined to declare Lake Turkana a World Heritage in Danger. They have instead asked the Ethiopian government to avert the destruction of Lake Turkana by carrying out a strategic environmental assessment of the projects in the Omo Valley. Yet so far, the Ethiopian government has thumbed its nose at the UN body.
In 2007, Kenton Lee was living and working in Nairobi, Kenya when he noticed just how many children in the community were either shoeless or wearing shoes that didn't fit their feet.
South Beach, bringing the heat. Well, actually, close to South Beach but away from the fray, and whimsically dressed up in mid-century Art Deco--that's what this Thompson has to offer.
Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta's recent claim that "....there are lessons to be learnt from the way the court treats Africans....." is an interesting take from someone who, with all due respect, is the poster child for the impunity and abuse of power that made African leaders the target of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
From a project that creates viable work for formerly incarcerated women, to a youth farming initiative that cultivates nutritious fruit to sell, these grantees are bringing financial security to the most vulnerable people in their communities.
(Washington, D.C.) -- In the late 1970s, Jesuit Fr. Pedro Arrupe, then Superior General of the Society of Jesus, was so moved by the dangerous ocean j...
With my retirement on June 30 barely a heartbeat away, it is, as the hash-tag says, getting real. Each day has the tinge of poignancy, of last times...
In some East African countries things may be getting worse for LGBT individuals. While recent attempts to further criminalize homosexuality have failed in Ethiopia and Rwanda, they've succeeded in Chad and Nigeria.
Yes, you read it right; Israel was rated by expats as the most dynamic country in the world. It even left the USA and Brazil, countries widely known for their fast and energetic culture, far behind. I bet you were not expecting this, right?
Regrets are so incredibly draining, and they serve no purpose. Accept the mistake if a mistake was made, learn the lesson, and then move on.
Sleep in a cliff-edge transparent pod or swim in an infinity pool 650 feet above ground by staying at these hotels in high places (literally).
Without absolving or equivocating on America's hypocrisy on matters of race, racism and abuse of civil rights, it is ironic and equally hypocritical that Africans, who have little compunction about hacking one another to death because of differences, physical or perceived, are some of the loudest decriers of racism and bigotry in America.
During a recent meeting of a women's savings group in Manyatta, the largest slum in Kenya's third largest city, Kisumu, after the week's business had been conducted, the conversation turned to the women's daughters, all of whom, they said, were at risk of being or had been sexually assaulted on their way to or from school.