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A crowd witnesses Uhuru Kenyatta’s swearing-in as Kenya’s president after his re-election in 2017. Andrew Wasike/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Money, influence and heroism: the allure of political power in Kenya

Politics is turning into a playground for the country’s elite in the absence of other avenues through which to rise to fame – and fortune.
Women line up to collect water in their buckets in the informal settlement of Kibera in Nairobi. Photo by Wendy Stone/Corbis via Getty Images

A deep data dive reveals extent of unequal water provision in Nairobi

The manner in which people access water differs according to income. People in high- and middle- income areas tend to have piped connections in their homes.
Higher temperatures cause drought, and can lead to food insecurity. Guido Dingemans, De Eindredactie/GettyImages

Extreme heat hurts human health. Its effects must be mitigated – urgently

Many of the temperatures presently being recorded in Africa, and those projected in the next decade, are already close to the limits of human survival, or “liveability”.
Trois pays africains ont participé aux essais du vaccin RTS,S (ici, à la polyclinique Ewim au Ghana). Cristina Aldehuela/ AFP

Un premier vaccin pour relancer la lutte contre le paludisme

Il n’est pas parfait, mais un premier vaccin contre le paludisme vient d’être recommandé par l’OMS. RTS,S est un espoir. De quoi relancer la lutte contre un parasite dur à combattre et à traiter.
Traders leave their cabbages after the County Governor ordered the closure of the main open air market to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Kisumu, Kenya. CASMIR ODUOR/AFP via Getty Images

How COVID-19 measures have affected food safety in East Africa

Lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19 had various effects on food as it went from farms to plates.
Muslim worshippers perform the evening Tarawih prayer during the fasting month of Ramadan around the Kaaba in the Grand Mosque complex in the holy city of Mecca, on April 13, 2021. AFP via Getty Images

Pilgrimage in a pandemic: lessons from Mecca on containing COVID-19

Entertainment, sports and tourism industries can learn valuable lessons from how Saudi Arabia managed the annual pilgrimage during a pandemic.
Kenya’s 2010 constitution expressly permits judicial activism but many in government are opposed. bernie_photo/iStock/Getty Images Plus

Why Kenya’s judge recruiters are sceptical about activism on the bench

The issue of whether judges should exercise judicial activism or judicial restraint revolves around the doctrine of separation of powers and the proper remit of judicial power in a democracy.

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