Devolving power and resources from the centre to the counties was a key pillar of Kenya’s 2010 referendum vote.
In many counties, there are new health centres, roads and street lights that wouldn't be there without devolution.
About 40% of Nairobi’s water supply gets lost on the way to consumers.
The beauty of rainwater harvesting is that anybody can do it.
An elephant in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park. The country wants the death penalty for poachers.
The death penalty and military intervention to combat poaching, isn't the answer to saving endangered species.
Conservationists are at loggerheads about how to save elephants from poaching.
Improving livelihoods by exploring alternatives to wildlife trade would help to curb the poaching of threatened species like elephants.
Kenya Wildlife Service rangers on patrol at the Meru National Park.
Kenya's death penalty proposal is not the quick fix solution to curb wildlife poaching.
A woman sells charcoal in Nairobi, Kenya.
There are some big misconceptions about the charcoal sector and its role in environmental damage
Farmers need support, investment and knowledge to thrive.
Africa's declaration to boost agriculture on the continent has seem some progress but a lot still needs to be done.
A woman harvests groundnuts in Malawi. Land ownership does not automatically empower women.
We found that even when women own land, their husbands are still perceived as household heads.
Voting – perhaps in vain – for the Ugandan opposition.
Elections are easy to rig, and they give authoritarian leaders a veneer of legitimacy they badly need.
Millions of people without electricity access in Africa live close to existing power grid infrastructure.
There are millions of energy poor people in sub-Saharan Africa who live in cities.
Seasonal influenza is a serious public health problem.
Influenza is an important cause of severe respiratory illness in Kenya especially among children below two years of age.
African countries holding elections increases the quality of civil liberties.
The process of institutionalisation may be patchy and uneven. But one thing is clear: Africa is not without functioning institutions.
Kenyan public university lecturers protest low pay and poor working conditions in Nairobi.
Staff wages are a huge challenge facing the survival of Kenya's public universities, but strikes are another.
A young boy collects maize spilled during the drying and loading process on a farm in Kenya.
Post-harvest management will reduce losses and improve food availability.
Shared toilets have been shown to be linked to poor health outcomes.
Kenya must establish policies to tackle dengue fever and chikungunya, like it did for malaria.
Pastoralist communities, like the Maasai, and their animals live in “bomas” which protect them from wild animals.
Kenya's wildlife task force promises stakeholder participation needed for sustainable conservation.
A Wildebeeste, or Gnu.
Africa's famous animal migrations are increasingly blocked by fences, erected by farmers to keep their livestock safe from disease. But a new approach aims to deliver healthy beef and healthy wildlife.
Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, left, and his successor Muhammadu Buhari.
Claims about Cambridge Analytica's role in elections in Nigeria and Kenya have been overstated.
Nairobi’s current waste disposal system is fraught with major problems.
Nairobi's new governor should learn from the mistakes of the past