Kenya

07.07.2019

Kenyan Universities Aim to Be “Greenest in the World”

Kenyan Universities Aim to Be “Greenest in the World”

In Kenya, over 70 universities are being called on by the UN Environment Programme and the Kenyan Government to work together and transform their campuses to be the “greenest in the world”. This comes as Strathmore University in Nairobi has put in place one of the greenest campuses in Africa… »

14.06.2019

Botswana decriminalises homosexuality

Botswana decriminalises homosexuality

“Botswana judges rule laws criminalising gay sex are unconstitutional”: “High court judges in Botswana have ruled that laws criminalising same-sex relations are unconstitutional and should be struck down, in a major victory for gay rights campaigners in Africa. Jubilant activists in the packed courtroom cheered the unanimous… »

15.08.2017

Kenya shows itself capable of holding a transparent election

Kenya shows itself capable of holding a transparent election

Finally, after decades of post-independence dictatorships, the shameful rigging of presidential elections, and post-election violence in 2007 that led to 1200 people slaughtered and hundreds of thousands of internally displaced refugees, Kenya can hold its head high and say it now knows how to run a transparent election. Let’s be… »

14.08.2017

Kenya: Women’s nonviolent protest attacked with stones as post-election tension increases

Kenya: Women’s nonviolent protest attacked with stones as post-election tension increases

Today women and disabled people in Kenya’s largest slum, Kibera in Nairobi were attacked by stone-throwing hooligans as they peacefully protested against the police violence that they are facing.  “When the police come, we cannot flee!” they complain. Tension has been growing in Kibera since Friday when the election results… »

10.08.2017

Kenyans take democracy into their own hands to prove free and fair elections

Kenyans take democracy into their own hands to prove free and fair elections

Twenty-four hours after Kenyans woke up to learn that Uhuru Kenyatta, son of the country’s first post-independence president, Jomo Kenyatta, had regained power and will continue as president until 2022, Kenya is still in a sense of heightened tension. Some violent incidents have been reported with two people killed in… »

09.08.2017

Kenya votes to keep Uhuru Kenyatta in power; opposition disputes the results

Kenya votes to keep Uhuru Kenyatta in power; opposition disputes the results

With 92% of provisional results received, incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta looks on course to be returned to  power with a 55% share of the vote, with opposition leader Raila Odinga trailing on 45%. Turn out has been high with over 70% of registered voters taking part. Although the election has… »

31.07.2017

Interview with James Omollo: putting the NGOs out of business in Kenya

Interview with James Omollo: putting the NGOs out of business in Kenya

Back in 2008, Kenya was torn apart in a corruption-filled election that was rigged to favour the incumbent president, Mwai Kibaki.  Over a thousand people were killed, and hundreds of thousands became refugees within their own country.  Politicians from all sides were accused of instigating the post-election violence and attempts… »

25.11.2016

Kenya embraces solar to meet energy needs

Kenya embraces solar to meet energy needs

Nearly 70 percent of the Kenyan population relies on costly and environmentally damaging energy sources. But a green transtion is underway, as ever more Kenyans turn to solar power to meet their daily energy needs. Peter Theuri is busy tending his crops in central Kenya’s Kiambu County. Slung over one… »

03.08.2016

South Sudan Exodus: 900,000 Refugees in 2,5 Years

South Sudan Exodus: 900,000 Refugees in 2,5 Years

Human Wrongs Watch Some 60,000 people have fled South Sudan’s recent violence in the capital city of Juba, bringing the overall number of South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries since December 2013 to nearly 900,000… »

11.07.2016

What will it take to stop extrajudicial killings in East Africa?

What will it take to stop extrajudicial killings in East Africa?

By Phil Wilmot for Waging Nonviolence. Kenya is often praised as a beacon of democracy and stability in East Africa, but recent squelched demonstrations and recklessness by police have led Kenyans to question whether the benchmarks of their nation’s progress are being quickly… »

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