New towns have had a better track record in places of rapid economic and population growth, such as east Asian countries.
Producers in Zambia should be getting more for their crops, and buyers in East Africa should be paying less, alleviating food price spikes.
A host of problems are behind police failures, including poor evidence gathering and the mistreatment of witnesses.
The Ngara project is only 17% complete but has so far generated 650 direct jobs for artisans.
In principle, political debates should showcase an aspiring leader’s vision. It’s a lofty goal given their current format in Kenya.
The fear that borrowers’ strategic assets are at risk from Chinese banks continues to fail the test of evidence.
Local realities shape the transport system, making it less directly applicable as a model elsewhere.
Kenya wants parents to be able to make more informed choices about feeding their babies.
Representatives of 175 countries voted to start developing a global treaty to reduce plastic waste. Treaties addressing mercury, long-range air pollution and ozone depletion offer some lessons.
It is often difficult to place an imminent terrorist attack in a location or time.
Fetching water entails physical hardship that can often lead to mental agony and can sometimes even threaten a woman’s safety.
Vote buying subverts a key component of a functioning democracy - elections.
The place names of Nairobi’s informal settlements offer a glimpse into the realities of people who live there.
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Residents of Nairobi’s informal settlements use names as a way of voicing the issues that they struggle with every day.
Nairobi harbours all the ingredients for zoonotic spillover to occur between animals and people, particularly in the most densely populated areas of the city.
A range of factors influence the behaviour of minibus drivers in Ghana. This involves a complex web of factors, motivations and constraints.
Demand for charcoal continues to increase in Kenya, it’s vital that the sector is better governed
A new report from the GovLab and the French Development Agency (AFD) examines how development practitioners are experimenting with emerging forms of technology to advance development goals.
COVID-19 restrictions created life-threatening challenges to female sex workers as they weren’t able to access their medication, support or their clients.