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Locust swarm begins to take an economic toll

For farmers in Kenya’s upper eastern region, the rain that fell during November and December was a blessing. The rain allowed the farmers to begin...

Mo Ibrahim Foundation warns Sudan Government against crackdown on protesters

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has challenged the Sudan government to respect human rights and allow free press access in the ongoing political crisis that...

Reporter’s Diary: My encounter with the Samburu Tribe in East Africa

  In September of 2019, I embarked on a road journey with our video production crew to the north-central region of Kenya to meet and...

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...

Reporter’s Diary: Meeting a nomadic Berber family in Morocco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMo_seyJUnE&feature=youtu.be   At around 7 pm as we arrived at our lodge, deep in rural Morocco, I heaved a huge sigh of relief. We had flown...

Cyclists build culture of green transportation in traffic-choked Nairobi

Nairobi is a city accustomed to the rain. But even here, several days of back-to-back downpours can turn gutters into rivers and roadways into...

The birth of a desert locust swarm

Did you know that Desert Locust breed in moist sandy soil and in low temperatures and their eggs usually hatch in about four weeks. Scientists...

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 dangers of informal mining in East Africa

As the explosion sounds, a young girl collapses and her mother wails. They had been waiting all night for him to come home -...

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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