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It has long been recognised that mental disorders can run in families. And often members of such families differ in their symptoms. Getty Images

Massive project on African DNA sets out to close the knowledge gap on mental illness

Research on the genetic basis of mental illness has so far largely excluded anyone who is not of European heritage.
A man is chasing away a swarm of desert locusts early in the morning, on May 21, 2020 in Samburu County, Kenya. Photo by Fredrik Lerneryd/Getty Images

A new model shows where desert locusts will breed next in East Africa

The best option to manage desert locusts is to manage them at their breeding sites with sustainable options, such as biopesticides.
Kenyan journalists, some covering their mouths with tape, hold signs during a march to demand for press freedom in Nairobi in 2013. Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images

How COVID-19 has worsened attacks against journalists in Kenya

More needs to be done to ensure that journalists can do their important work without fear or favour.
Kenyan soldiers stand over caskets bearing the remains of their fallen comrades during prayers in 2016. Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images

Why Kenya’s defence forces fell at the battle of El Adde

In January 2016, Kenyan troops were defeated by Al-Shabaab militants at El Adde in Somalia. This is why it happened.
Densely populated areas, like Mathare in Kenya, enable viruses to spread rapidly. Billy Mutai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

COVID-19: how lockdowns affected health access in African and Asian slums

Slums are a challenge for controlling the pandemic. Strengthening their fragile healthcare provision would help mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and future pandemics.
Former President Mwai Kibaki signs the new constitution in Nairobi in 2010 before former Attorney General Amos Wako. Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images

Why Kenya’s constitutional duels are all about power struggles among the elite

Kenya’s constitution-making process has exhibited a gyration pattern that often starts with a belief that governance reforms can rectify the country's problems, but ends up as a power struggle.
Ccommunication tended to be one-sided and used fear. Prostock-studio/Shutterstock

Let’s not talk about sex: insights into how Kenyan parents talk to their teens

Equipping parents with the right information on what to talk about, and how to talk about it, is a key step in addressing challenges to sexual health.

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