Kenya

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… »

12.05.2016

Kenyan refugee camp closures will have disastrous consequences

Kenyan refugee camp closures will have disastrous consequences

The Kenyan government’s decision to close its refugee camps will have disastrous consequences and must be reconsidered, international organisations have stated. At the end of last week, the Kenyan government announced that the “hosting of refugees has to come to an end”, citing economic, security and environmental concerns. Currently, Kenya hosts… »

06.10.2015

International Day of Nonviolence celebrated around the world

International Day of Nonviolence celebrated around the world

This year’s international Day of Nonviolence witnessed a whole host of activities around the world. Among the activities held on the annual October 2nd included: In Nakpanduri, a conflict area that experiences curfews in the northern region of Ghana, there was an all-white dressed mentorship class led by Elizabeth Bidzakin… »

22.04.2015

Kenyan mother wins environmental prize after baby suffers lead poisoning

Kenyan mother wins environmental prize after baby suffers lead poisoning

As the world marks the 45th Earth Day, we speak to Kenyan activist Phyllis Omido, who was just awarded the Africa 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s most prestigious environmental award. Omido organized protests to close a lead plant in Mombasa, Kenya, that was exposing the community to toxic chemicals. »

06.04.2015

In Kenya’s war on corruption: some you win, some you lose

In Kenya’s war on corruption: some you win, some you lose

On the 26th of March this year, President Kenyatta shocked those watching and listening as he gave his “State of the Nation” address in parliament. Instead of a regular condemnation of corruption in government as normally happens by Kenyan politicians, Kenyatta went much further by lodging with Parliament a report… »

05.04.2015

The roots of terrorism in Kenya: colonialism, once again…

The roots of terrorism in Kenya: colonialism, once again…

No one is left without a sensation of horror at last week’s awful attack on Garissa University College, Kenya in which it seems that the dead number more than 150 young students who had their whole lives ahead of them.  It is also noticeable that world leaders have not flocked… »

08.11.2013

Is Kenya on the brink of religious war?

Is Kenya on the brink of religious war?

I had joined my fellow members of ‘Sitarusha Mawe Tena Peace Campaign’ and several partners in marking the ‘International Day of Peace’ on the 21st September, 2013 when news of the attack at the Westgate Mall came in. We had decided to mark the day by holding a cleanup exercise… »

16.03.2013

Peace on a knife edge as Kenyans hold their breath waiting for the election result to be decided in court

Peace on a knife edge as Kenyans hold their breath waiting for the election result to be decided in court

Last week Kenyans went to the polls in huge numbers to vote for the first time under a new constitution which was itself voted for by Kenyans in a referendum in 2010 following the devastating election of 2007 which resulted in up to 1500 dead and 250,000 displaced people, many… »

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