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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...

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: 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 -...

Reporter’s Diary: How to track wild animals in Kenya’s Maasai Mara

Many visitors come to Kenya’s world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve with ambitious goals of catching up-close views of the iconic animals that call the...

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: 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...

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...

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...

Reporter’s Diary: The road to Kenya’s Maasai Mara

Kenya’s Maasai Mara may be a vast and remote wilderness, packed with landscapes that seem as if they’re frozen in time, but modern road...