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Testing the tracks of SGR’s new Nairobi-Naivasha line

The massive effort to create a rail link between Kenya’s capital Nairobi and the strategically critical Indian Ocean port of Mombasa was derided by...

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...

How local fishermen helped uncover the ‘other’ great migration

Every morning at 6:00 am, as the rising sun casts its golden light over Kenya’s east coast, Hassan Makame drags his fishing boat out...

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,...

Hodan Nalayeh had big plans for Somalia, then she was killed

The desire to tell factual, but uplifting and beautiful stories about Somalia, not just about the violent civil war or famine, is what compelled...

Wild Wonderland: Breaking down wildlife stereotypes

The lion as the noble hunter, hyenas as cackling scavengers.  We all have preconceptions of animals in the wild, human traits we assign to them...

Human-elephant conflict: Can we coexist in peace?

During a drive through Kenya’s Maasai Mara reserve, one will frequently catch the sight of the African elephant. Sometimes, a solitary male will appear...

Reporter’s Diary: The true price of gold

For Judith Akelo Otana, she can no longer hold a cup of water still - or bathe herself fully. Ever since her hands began...

Reporter’s Diary: The ‘new education’?

Lego scattered on every child's desk, a laminated step-by-step guide to building a model, two teachers ready to help whoever may need. That's what this...

Reporter’s Diary: U.N. Environment Assembly

In such uncertain times for the global climate, the United Nations Environment Assembly 2017 (U.N.) provided a platform for those concerned with the future...
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