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U.N. urges Kenya’s leaders to promote peace, avoid violence

Despite Odinga's claims of irregularities, Kenya has been hailed for holding peaceful elections. The United Nations has urged Odinga and Kenyatta to avoid stoking tensions after the vote. Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the U.N. Secretary-General...

Kenya’s President warns against violence as poll fever hits

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned against violence as election season gets into full swing. This is after chaotic party primaries led to violent incidents. One lawmaker claimed on Facebook he had been shot in the...

From industry to informal economy: The impact of Madagascar’s political crisis on the lives...

Berthine is a 26 year old single mother of a young girl. She worked at a textile factory, sewing zips and collars onto clothes for international export. When the factory closed in 2009 there...

A sneak preview of Kenya’s new passenger train

A final check on the train that's been called a game-changer for Kenya, the standard gauge railway (SGR) between Mombasa and Nairobi has been under construction for two and a half years. Now, it's...

Lake Victoria Series: Night-fishing is one of the toughest jobs on the lake

One of the toughest jobs in the Lake Victorian region is night-fishing. Crews often head out deep into the lake after dark, armed with bright lights to try and lure the fish into their nets. The...

LIVE BLOG: South Sudan Clashes

Since the fighting begun in the region, many have died while thousands displaced. Aid agencies including the United Nations are grappling with the huge number of displaced persons as a result of the fight....

Kenyan opposition to tell court that technology enabled election fraud

Kenya's opposition will argue before the Supreme Court that technology enabled rather than curbed election fraud, as it seeks to overturn a vote this month won by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Opposition leader Raila Odinga's National...

#KenyaDecides: Key points from Jubilee, Nasa’s manifestos

Political manifestos are often misunderstood objects - pieced together by newfound ideas on how to turn the country around, how to keep it improving. They’re a declaration of intentions, motives, or views of that...

Orphaned and broke, 23 year old student becomes Kenya’s youngest MP

A 23-year-old student has been elected as a Member of Parliament in Kenya’s Igembe South constituency following Tuesday’s election beating political bigwigs who were in the race against him. John Paul Mwirigi vied as an...

Ugandan phase of SGR expected to start this year

Kenya's SGR project is not only being followed keenly in the country, but also in the larger East African region. The region under the East Africa Community, plans to have the SGR connecting from Kenya's...