Exclusive breastfeeding until children are six months old is recommended by the World Health Organisation for optimal growth of infants.
In 12 years Kenya has managed to dramatically improve its exclusive breastfeeding rates from 13% to 61%. The success has not come without challenges, and some persist.
Performance review. Froome approaches the Champs Elysees.
It's not enough to be an elite athlete these days, you have to construct your own narrative for success.
The island of Mauritius has a strong democratic tradition that has deepened over the past decades.
History tells us that while elements of competition and inclusion strengthen multiparty systems, too much of either can be fatal to the process of democratisation.
A health worker dispenses albendazole tablets to a child on National Deworming Day in Kisumu, Kenya.
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A re-analysis of research into deworming interventions at Kenyan schools has confirmed some findings and disputed others. However, it does not take away from the programme's effectiveness.
A re-analysis of data of deworming at schools in Kenya has generated different findings.
2014 Evidence Action/Photoshare
The re-analysis of data can provide valuable new findings and it can improve transparency, accountability, and strengthen the literature that policymakers base their decisions on.
US President Barack Obama’s much-anticipated visit is aimed at forging stronger ties with Kenya and Ethiopia.
Kenya and Ethiopia need to use the media spotlight of US President Barack Obama's visit to showcase their various opportunities. The US and the African Union will also be looking to benefit from the visit.
In Kenya, the authorities struggle to keep track of low-fee non-government schools.
Low-fee non-government schools are a permanent part of achieving education for all. They should be treated as such.
A school run by Bridge International Academies in Nairobi, Kenya.
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The Bank has come under fire for its investment in Bridge Academies, which runs a network of schools in East Africa.
US President Barack Obama speaks at the US-Africa leaders summit. The number of US programs and initiatives on the continent has grown exponentially.
Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Kenya is a clear sign American military and economic involvement in Africa will continue to rise amid growing Chinese influence.
The oldest-known stone tool: made by a human ancestor or a chimp?
Discovery of 3.3m-year old stone tools in Kenya are the oldest-known manufactured artefacts.
Children’s labour entails both benefits and harm that should be assessed at the local level.
A more enlightened approach to child labour would listen to what children say about work, balance work and school, and enhance the flexibility and quality of schooling to cater for working children.
Girls head home from school in a Kenyan slum. Many parents believe private schooling will help their children get ahead in a tough economy.
Kenya's public schools are scoring a failing grade. Now several pieces of government policy are threatening low-cost private schools' ability to fill the gap.
A relative of a victim killed in the Garissa University College attack is helped by Red Cross staff.
To try to make sense of the terrible massacre of students at Garissa University College in Kenya, we must examine the intertwined history of Kenya and Somalia.
A Kenyan army tank patrols Garissa.
Kenya has a history of responding to al-Shabaab with crackdowns on civil liberties. That would be a tragic mistake.
Kenyan security forces react to the attack on Garissa University College.
The terrorist group's attack on Garissa University College show how quickly regional security is deteriorating.
A protest against security measures in Nairobi.
Kenya has passed a controversial amendment to the country’s existing security laws, days after heated debates led to brawling on the floor of the Kenyan Parliament. Despite the fracas, the bill was passed…
Justice for victims and an end to impunity for international crimes was what the the International Criminal Court (ICC) was established to do achieve. While the court has over ten years of experience…
Cleaning up: the scene of an al-Shabaab attack in Mogadishu.
EPA/Said Yusuf Warsame
On December 2, 2014, gunmen from the militant Islamist group al-Shabaab crept into a labourers’ camp in Mandera in Kenya and killed 36 people. In the same all-too-familiar modus operandi seen in the same…
Riding high: Uhuru Kenyatta returns to Kenya from the ICC.
Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta has become the first-ever sitting president to appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC). He faces charges of direct involvement in the violence that followed…
Lack of evidence.
EPA/Peter de Jong
Uhuru Kenyatta, incumbent president of Kenya, has finally appeared before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. He is charged with murder, forcible transfer, rape, persecution, and other…