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China’s Hunan province brings cultural offerings to Kenya in Nairobi showcase

The landlocked south-central Chinese province of Hunan may be half a world away from Nairobi but on Thursday evening, a variety show organized by...

Speech interpretation can provide adventure, challenges and a good life

Imagine a job that involves frequent travel around the world, occasionally sharing the same room with some of the world's most influential people, a job...

Fighting deforestation using seedballs

Kenya’s forest cover is below 10% but efforts are being steered to reach that mark. But by the pace at which conventional tree planting...

Hung out to dry: Botswana’s cattle sector grapples with drought

Like many in Botswana, cattle rearing for Boyce Sebonego, is a family affair.  “My dad, my mother - they loved farming, they loved anything to...

Third ‘smart jacket’ prototype that diagnoses pneumonia set to debut in...

   by Anastacia Waweru  24-year-old Brian Turyabagye, co-inventor of a biomedical smart jacket is hoping to soon become a leading techpreneur in East Africa and the...

The challenge of having an intersex child

Eight years ago, Peter Maingi and his wife walked into a hospital expecting their second child.  They had been told from the scans that it...

Meet Joyce Muramba, Kenya’s mangrove mama

Along the coast of Watamu, north of Mombasa, a narrow wooden boardwalk meanders through a dense forest of mangrove trees. Rising from the water,...

Reporters Diary: Villagers learn new technique to fight climate change

Beyond the ‘home of heroes’ that is Eldoret Town in South-Eastern Kenya lies Elgeyo-Marakwet County close to 100 kilometres away. It is characterized by rolling...

Zimbabweans say economy is worse than ever

  Dadirai Tsvakai and her family have taken to combining dinner and breakfast - a meal they now eat just after midnight if they are...

Reporters Diary: Fighting the jigger parasite

In the Western part of Kenya, in Bungoma county lies Siritanyi village. It is in this area that we meet an aged, frail-looking Mama Taphrosa...
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