Kenya Becomes Third Country To Adopt World’s First Malaria Vaccine

Kenya on Friday became the third country to start routinely innoculating infants against malaria, using the world’s first vaccine to combat a disease that kills 800 children globally every day. The vaccine — RTSS — targets the deadliest and most…

Tanzanian Arrested With Tusks From 117 Elephants

In this file photo taken on March 20, 2015 an elephant splashes at sunset in the waters of the Chobe river in Botswana Chobe National Park, in the north eastern of the country.   A Tanzanian man has been arrested…

Six Bodies Recovered After Flash Flood In Kenya National Park

  Kenyan authorities said Monday they have recovered the bodies of six of seven members of a tour group who were killed in a flash flood at the Hell’s Gate national park. “Six bodies of the flash flood victims have…

Intersex people are now a formally recognized gender in Kenya

As part of Kenya’s plans to streamline its government process, the country began a census last weekend to align global population projections with the factual data. However, the 2019 Kenyan census differs from its previous head counts in one very…

Cattle Rustlers Kill 12 In Kenya

  At least 12 people, including three children, were killed in two attacks in northern Kenya at the weekend by cattle rustlers suspected to be from the Borana ethnic group, Kenyan police said Sunday. The attacks on two villages in…

Albino Teen Found Dismembered In Burundi

  A 15-year-old albino boy has been found dismembered in Burundi a week after going missing, the first such killing in the country in three years, a local albino group said Sunday. Albinos, who have white skin and yellow hair…

It’s 2019, and Kenya’s National Assembly wants to punish a legislator for breastfeeding

It is hard not to feel like no matter the kind of progress we achieve as a continent, we will continue to struggle with patriarchal ideas that try to sideline and alienate women and minorities from participating in governance. Even…

Kenya’s Finance Minister Pleads Not Guilty To Graft Charges

Kenya’s Finance Minister Henry Rotich (R) sits at the Milimani Law Court in Nairobi as he attends a hearing to face corruption charges, on July 23, 2019. SIMON MAINA / AFP   Kenya’s Finance Minister Henry Rotich pleaded not guilty…

Kenya’s Finance Minister, Others Arrested Amid Corruption Allegation

Finance Minister of Kenya, Henry Rotich speaks during a panel discussion on the State of the Africa Region at the World Bank IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, DC.  ZACH GIBSON / AFP   Kenya’s Finance Minister Henry Rotich and other…

Kenya To Launch Africa’s Biggest Wind Farm

In this file photo taken on June 29, 2018 wind turbines of the Lake Turkana Wind Power project (LTWP), which have been standing idle for nearly a year, are seen in Loiyangalani district, Marsabit County, northern Kenya. YASUYOSHI CHIBA /…

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