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
Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi. Kenya’s health system is under huge pressure.
Kenya spends millions treating women who have complications after unsafe abortions.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Addis Ababa during his African tour.
The US secretary of state's visit to five African countries didn't have much to offer by way of investments and commerce.
Young people are the mirror image of the adult world around them.
Some young East Africans believe that there is nothing wrong with corruption -- except in Rwanda.
Universities shouldn’t ignore graduates once they leave the institution.
Universities could mine alumni databases to improve individual institutions' work - and raise funds.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
The US Secretary of State's mission to Africa will produce few benefits for the continent or for US-Africa relations.
The idea of “Harambee” - self-help - was central to Jomo Kenyatta’s thinking and politics.
Kenyans believe that fixing education is not someone else's task or someone else's failure.
Kenya lacks skilled welders who can work on a live oil pipeline.
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To realise Kenya's oil, gas and mining potential, the sector needs more people with the right skills to support it.
A Turkana woman buys food from a refugee woman in Kakuma camp in north western Kenya.
Refugee Studies Centre
Refugee policy may well be a humanitarian issue. But it is also a development issue.
The power imbalance in aid work is under the spotlight.
Most overseas aid workers remain largely cut off from the people they are in emergency settings to help.
A woman carries a water canister in a village near Loiyangalani, Kenya.
New ways of managing water have emerged in some of Africa's urban and peri-urban areas.
A Somali man talks to Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers as they secure an area in the coastal town of Kismayu in southern Somalia.
Kenya cited national security when it crossed into Somali territory in pursuit of Al-Shabaab militants. But there were numerous other potential aims at play.
President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) and former President Daniel Arap Moi ®
There have been growing concerns about Kenya's interference in the media's work.
Three of Kenya’s leading broadcasters remained shut for a week. Two have since been allowed back on air.
Kenya’s government has brought the role of the media into sharp focus after shutting down three main television stations.
Raila Odinga after being sworn in as the people’s president.
Raila Odinga's swearing-in has rattled Kenya's government thanks in part to the large crowds that turned up.