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Let's make agriculture cool again

Arancha González | Posted 07.18.2016 | Impact
Arancha González

© Stephan Gladieu / World Bank Governments around the world are looking for economic growth and job creation. African economies are no exception, wi...

Company Brings Toilets To Kenya Slums, Turns Waste Into Fertilizer

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.14.2016 | Impact

This company is turning poop into profit. Sanergy installs toilets in impoverished areas in Nairobi, Kenya and then turns the human waste into organic...

As Goes Manila and Nairobi, So Goes Paris

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

When I last visited Paris, exactly two years ago, Charlie Hebdo, Bataclan, the Brussels and Istanbul airport attacks, and this year's other terrorist ...

Slum Residents In Kenya Map Their Homes Because Google Can't

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact

Ten young adults who live in Mathare, a large slum in Nairobi, got a crash course last month in cartography 2.0. They learned how to use their smartph...

The Ides of April and May: Kenya's "Summer" of Discontent.

Washington Osiro | Posted 06.16.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

Over the last three months, the world has seen a Kenya whose top leadership has once again been implicated in the murder of a vocal critic -- Jacob Juma.

How elites and corruption have played havoc with Nairobi's housing

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.15.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Jacqueline M Klopp, Columbia University and Jeffrey W Paller, Columbia University Following a heavy downpour and severe flooding, a building collapse...

Investigating Tech and Social Impact in East Africa: teknolojia.social

Keeya-Lee Ayre | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
Keeya-Lee Ayre

Discussion about development in East Africa has revolved for a long time around international aid and other support from external institutions. A new ...

The Real Cost of Corruption, Incompetence and Impunity in Kenya.

Washington Osiro | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

Days after a six-story apartment building collapsed in Huruma -- killing scores, injuring hundreds and causing millions in damages -- President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the arrest of one Samuel Kamau, the (building's) owner.

Woman Pulled Out Of Nairobi Building Rubble 6 Days After Collapse

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.05.2016 | World

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Rescue workers on Thursday freed four people who had survived under the rubble of a building in Kenya's capital for six days after...

Inclusion of urban poverty issues within the Habitat III discussion

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.03.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau As the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) approaches, the inclusion of urban ...

Baby Girl Rescued 3 Days After Kenya Building Collapse

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.03.2016 | World

NAIROBI, May 3 (Reuters) - Rescue workers pulled a six-month-old baby girl out of the rubble of a building in Kenya's capital on Tuesday and reunited ...

Global Environment Protector Mostafa Tolba R.I.P.

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green
Magda Abu-Fadil

The misuse of land, symptomatic of any Middle Eastern country with agricultural territory, as well as construction of roads, airports, housing, and prestige projects on arable stretches in several countries has been robbing terrain of valuable assets as foreseen by a very astute Egyptian scientist.

Eye in the Sky: An Eye for an Eye

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 03.31.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Director Gavin Hood has skillfully ratcheted up the dramatic tension as a nice counter point to the moral and political debates. Views are aired; sides are not taken. This is not agitprop.

Complete Stranger Turns Woman's Epic Photoshopped Vacation Into Reality

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.28.2016 | Good News

One woman can look forward to a picture-perfect vacation thanks to a stranger who cared. Sevelin Kinya, who lives in Nairobi, Kenya, and goes by "Sev...

Lessons of Life on a Skateboard in Nairobi

Janne Riikonen | Posted 03.04.2016 | World
Janne Riikonen

John Kiara, 15, wipes sweat off his forehead as he stares down at a stair set of his height. He runs a few steps, hops on a skateboard and jumps dow...

Building Resilient Communities in East Africa: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.27.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

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50 Countries and Counting: A Naturalista's Travel Adventures in Glorious Africa, Part I--Kenya, Senegal and Cabo Verde!

Patti R. Rose | Posted 01.20.2016 | Travel
Patti R. Rose

There are many misconceptions about travel to Africa, which is a beautiful continent with many wonderful places to visit. After all, it is the Motherl...

Agenda to Bring New Corporate Issues into the WTO is Defeated, But So Are Developing Countries' Demands for More Policy Space for Development

Deborah James | Posted 12.29.2015 | World
Deborah James

Nairobi, Kenya - At the first ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Africa, it was clear that the majority of members opposed f...

Anti-Hunger Groups Make Impassioned Pleas: the United States Should Support, Not Object, to Removing WTO Obstacles to Global Food Security

Deborah James | Posted 12.15.2015 | World
Deborah James

Those of us who believe in a world free of hunger have an exciting opportunity to open up a pathway for progress on this entrenched issue -- yet hardly anyone has noticed because it is happening at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva.

Pope In Africa Criticizes Fanaticism And Corruption, Makes Appeal For Refugees

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.27.2015 | World

NAIROBI, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged young Kenyans on Friday not to yield to the sweet lure of corruption, and urged them to help those temp...

Back to School, On to Unemployment? Addressing the Global Unemployment Crisis Facing Youth

Faaria Volinski | Posted 11.04.2015 | World
Faaria Volinski

It's no coincidence that the Middle East and North Africa region, with the highest unemployment rate in the world, witnessed large-scale social and political unrest in 2011. Youth expressed their chronic dissatisfaction with a society in which they could not participate, contribute, and develop.

Kenya To 'Re-Integrate' Hundreds Of Returning Militant Recruits

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.26.2015 | Religion

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Kenya has welcomed the return of 700 citizens who had joined Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group that has attacked churches, mal...

Fighting Inequality by Addressing Urban Violence

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Crime, inequality, and urban poverty are highly intertwined. Crime patterns can be both symptoms and drivers of inequality. Informal settlements often epitomize the hot spots of urban violence.

Bloomin' Gorgeous! It's Jacaranda Season in Africa

AFKTravel | Posted 10.16.2015 | Travel
AFKTravel

Japan has cherry blossoms, Holland has fields of tulips, and Africa has its famous jacarandas. They erupt in vivid purple flowers in October and November, the southern hemisphere's spring. That means right about now, the streets are awash in a gorgeous carpet of violet.

Beyond Public Transportation: Innovative Approaches to Affordable and Sustainable Transportation

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.28.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

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.