The African Dream

The African Dream

Written By: Caroline Numuhire | Environmental Africa

Ohh respectful Africa, my mother, my love, my land, my blood, my dust, my vein, my paint, my shape, my home, my comfort, my peace. Ohh beautiful Africa, my sorrow, my pain, my tears, my nightmare, my war, my fight, my battle, my blood, my...

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Young, Restless and Loved Unconditionally

Young, Restless and Loved Unconditionally

Written By: Sarah Kutahi | Environmental Africa

The high fashion supermodel that always caught the attention of both men and women for her high Janet Jackson cheek-bones and the body figure that was well complemented by her elegant height is mama Jabali. The young delightful sight was ap...

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A Typical Day of a Modern Professional Rwandan Woman

A Typical Day of a Modern Professional Rwandan Woman

Written By: Caroline Numuhire | Environmental Africa

The City of Kigali wakes up and invades the dirty and paved streets. It’s a city that is walking towards the Vision 2020 and its full ambitions. The Rwandan woman wakes up with it as early as the first signs of nighttime fade. The Rwandan ...

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Less Fuel, More Affordable, Good for the Environment

Less Fuel, More Affordable, Good for the Environment

Written By: Environmental Africa | Environmental Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 28, 2016/ -- More than one million trips have been made using Uber (www.Uber.com) since our launch in Kenya’s capital in January 2015. Added together, that’s roughly eight million kilometers, or enough to go t...

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The Price Water Pays for Your Food

The kitchen sink tap was wide open. Beneath it was a sufuria (cooking pan). A few seconds later, there was enough water in the sufuria for ugali that would satisfy t...

Embracing Mentorship in Kenya's Baringo County

I was at it again with Mumo of course. This time round in Baringo, on a mission to mentor high school students on a vast number of issues. In order to aid their tran...

Kenya South Coast's Dwindling Fish

Wasini Island, Kenya’s South Coast – He looked at his empty hands, as if they were responsible for the lack of fish that afternoon. He was waist deep in ...

DHL Delivers Black Rhino Eliska to Africa

Last month in June, DHL, (www.dpDHL.com), the world’s leading international express delivery provider, completed another landmark transportation project with t...

Innovating Solutions for Africa's Health

NAIROBI, Kenya -- The healthymagination Mother and Child Programme — launched in March 2016 by GE (www.GE.com)  and Santa Clara Univer...

Does Brexit mean Less Money to Fight Climate Change in Africa?

When Britons delivered a verdict that their country should stomp out of the European Union, the UK’s market sneezed and the world caught a cold. Sort of. Altho...

The Centre for Hope or Mockery Disguised

In the middle of the disorder of an informal settlement, accompanied by musty scents from the never ending sewer in the labyrinth of the drainage trenches and hips o...

GREEN STORIES

Her First Taste of Dubai

Her First Taste of Dubai

Written By: Caroline Numuhire | Published: November-08-2015 | Category: Green Travel
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All Nicolette knew about this city mega-city of Dubai was that it personified world-class tourism and business. She had dreamt...

Black Angels

Black Angels

Written By: DJ Bwakali | Published: August-16-2015 | Category: Fiction
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She looked up at the high ceiling of her room and smiled at the chandelier. It was golden in color but wooden and shaped like a co...

My Love Affair with Writing

My Love Affair with Writing

Written By: DJ Bwakali | Published: August-17-2015 | Category: Love Affair
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Mingling with the morning breeze, is the smell of sweet victory, driving away all defeat and despair in my weary soul. These were...

Botswana's Fertile Desert

Botswana's Fertile Desert

Written By: DJ Bwakali | Published: August-14-2015 | Category: Village
Tagged Under: Africa's Countries

At that early morning hour before the cock’s crow rents the air, Xana cries. No one sees his tears but when the sun rises, everyon...

Meet Amina from Lamu Island

Meet Amina from Lamu Island

Written By: Environmental Africa | Published: May-08-2016 | Category: Life
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“This is Ksh 800 while this leather one is 1,200.” She says of some awesome brown African shoes to a white woman who l...

AFRICA AGRICULTURE

Ethiopia's Green Miracle

Ethiopia's Green Miracle

With a crucifix dangling around her neck and a big smile on her chocolate face, the middle-aged lady from Abrha Weatsbha community in northern Ethiopia clasped a big green mango that she had just plucked from a mango tree in her f...

Bring me my Bananas

‘Umshini wami mshini wami!’ My machine, my machine. With his arms outstretched, his fists clenched, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma thunders the powerful words of the iconic song. ‘Khawuleth'umshini w...

Burkina Faso’s Islands of Fertility

As Blaise Compaore, the immediate former president of Burkina Fasso fled his country in a convoy of heavy military escort, he left behind streets full of demonstrators and farms full of uncertainty. According to World Bank estima...

One and a Half Acres of Food and Hope

She sighed. Her rough hands clasped the jembe, hoe in her hands tightly as a rapid song replaced the sigh. Every swing of the jembe was in sync with the fast beats of her song. Her bare feet found solace in the soft, wet loam soil...

Meet Australia's Cash Cows

There doesn’t yet exist an animal that will grow, excrete or secrete money. We can always hope that this will one day be developed, but modest, well looked-after animals are already capable of providing the raw materials for...

SUSTAINABILITY STARS

The Green Dream

The Green Dream

Step by step, the soles of his feet slapped the hot sand as he ran as fast as he could. The sand was so hot that he felt as if he was stepping on hot water. But this didn’t slow him down. A few meters ahead of him was Katune. Ka...

Murtala Mohamed

In July 1975, thirty-seven year old General Murtala Mohammed, took over as Head of State while President Gowon was away in Kampala, Uganda attending the Organization of African Unity (OAU) Heads of State Summit. Addressing the n...

Asante Sana Wangari Maathai

On the morning of 24th September 2011, the world woke up one morning to the sad and tragic news that Professor Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan environmentalist, human rights activist and Nobel Peace prize winner passed away the previo...

Brains and Passion

It is not often that brains and passion converge. Highly intellectual people are often devoid of visible passion that can rouse and move others. They may be able to perfectly articulate an intellectual argument but rarely do they ...

The Africa I See - Mwalimu Julius Nyerere

‘The history of the world is but a biography of great men.’ These words were uttered by Thomas Carlyle, the nineteenth century Scottish historian. Going by these words, the history of East Africa in particular and Africa as a whol...

FRENCH STORIES

Un rêve tué dans son nid

Un rêve tué dans son nid

Bélise se leva, déplia sa jupe kaki et alla demander la permission de sortir de la salle de classe pour aller se soulager. À vrai dire, elle s’ennuyait de son cours de chimie, qui devrait durer deux heur...

Quand une langue devient une personnalité!

Quand je rêve, je rêve en anglais. Au moins, je pense que c’est ainsi. Il se peut que je sois tellement fixée sur mes racines anglaises et mes pensées conscientes en anglais. Il se peut que je ne me...

Quand le SIDA devient ton jeune compagnon!

Rwanda. Kigali. Doriane affichait un grand sourire de satisfaction en regardant la salle propre et bien rangée après le départ des enfants.  Ces derniers avaient fait un effort supplémentaire pour lui faire plaisir parce qu’il...

Un Espoir sans Visa

Les eaux chaudes de la Méditerranée frappèrent mes pieds pendant que la brise fraîche de la mer calmait mon âme lasse. Pour être sur les plages humides de la Méditerranée m’avait presque coûté 2000 dollars, ce qui constituait une...

Les vacances d’une féministe!

Il est Mardi. Un mardi ensoleillé, un mardi chaud et brûlant. Le téléphone que Céline tenait à la main sonna et elle le contempla come une œuvre accrochée à un mur. Son cerveau oublia de lui rappeler que généralement quand un télé...

RIVERS OF LOVE

The Electrical Catfish of Zambezi

The Electrical Catfish of Zambezi

Kalene hills, Zambia - Thunder and beauty. These are the two words that come to mind when the Zambezi River begins its epic journey in the bosoms of Zambia’s Kalene hills. Although the thunder of Victoria Falls is still silent at ...

Rowing Away From Poverty

Tete Mozambique – Pedro’s tiny boat dugout looks like a brown ant against the expansive blue backdrop of the lower Zambezi River. He is twenty years old and although his hair is black, fluffy and plenty, the weary lines around his...

The Shy Whistling River

Seriously, that river was something else. Kept me cool when it was hot. And boy, it sure was hot during the August holidays. You see, every holiday, the day after the schools closed, Papa would see to it that we boarded the trai...

Behind the Wonder of Victoria Falls

Although you will be expecting it, the spray will catch you by surprise. It will drench your happy face and leave a lasting mark in your heart. You will have seen the spray from miles away as it often rises to heights of up to fou...

West Africa's Wonder River

On 13th October 1974, 286 athletes ran in the first ever Berlin Marathon. Less than three hours later, 32-year old Günter Hallas had won the marathon. This year in 2014, Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto ran forty minutes faster than Günter ...

FOREST NEWS

A Day in the Nourishing Hands of Mau Forest

A Day in the Nourishing Hands of Mau Forest

The first time Mumo heard about Mau her adrenaline pumped to levels that only allowed her to compose songs she would sing with any kid she came across in this foreign land. Mumo is one of the long serving Peace Ambassador with a r...

The Forest that Rules the World

Mabelé was tired. His 6,2 frame was soaked in so much sweat that the sleeveless black top he was wearing was completely wet. The huge log that he was sitting on was rugged and hard but it felt like a soft sofa beneath him. He kept...

Birds and People of Kakamega Forest

A few meters from a dusty path that leads towards Kakamega Forest in western Kenya lies a medium sized house whose rusty iron sheet roof glints softly in the late afternoon rain. A stone throw away from the craggy house stands a...

Cameroon's Forest Dance

The thirty eight year old man had his arms outstretched as he danced after scoring his second goal in a 1990 world match against Colombia. Roger Milla’s two goals pushed Cameroon into the next round. Four years later at the age of...

Celebrating Claudine's Ebony Forest

Although it was raining in the same consistent manner of a heartbeat, Henry Stanley was sweaty. This vast, huge, massive, gigantic forest had become like a wet, damp prison. His legs felt like left-over porridge that was ready to ...

LIFE NEWS

A Typical Day of a Modern Professional Rwandan Woman

A Typical Day of a Modern Professional Rwandan Woman

The City of Kigali wakes up and invades the dirty and paved streets. It’s a city that is walking towards the Vision 2020 and its full ambitions. The Rwandan woman wakes up with it as early as the first signs of nighttime fade. Th.

Embracing Mentorship in Kenya's Baringo County

I was at it again with Mumo of course. This time round in Baringo, on a mission to mentor high school students on a vast number of issues. In order to aid their transition from high school to tertiary level of education accompanie...

The Centre for Hope or Mockery Disguised

In the middle of the disorder of an informal settlement, accompanied by musty scents from the never ending sewer in the labyrinth of the drainage trenches and hips of solid waste that occasionally harbour human waste in the name o...

A Second Look at Mozambique's Maritine Contracts

  In 2014 a think-tank chaired by Kofi Annan had estimated that Africa lost $20bn a year on fishing and logging, with Mozambique one of the worst sufferers BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 30, 2016/ -- Privinvest (www....

Meet Amina from Lamu Island

“This is Ksh 800 while this leather one is 1,200.” She says of some awesome brown African shoes to a white woman who looks more interested on the beautiful woody African bracelet on a rack. “How much is this?&rd...

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Fiction

When Vanity Knocks and you Open

Nicki Asante worked as a receptionist during the day. She worked as a bartender at night. Both her jobs were in the up market Westlands area in Nairobi, Kenya. Westlands ...

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Life

The Magical Black Bag

As he walks up to me, black bag on his left shoulder, I breathe a sigh of relief. Our reunion is not as uncomfortable as I thought it would be. He seems older. This is no...

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Bwak's Corner

Carrots, Cabbages and The Growler

What on earth is happening! I exclaimed to my cousin Joy when I noticed that we were stuck in a long traffic jam at Mau Summit in the Great Rift Valley. It felt as i...

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Environmental Africa

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Words can inspire action and change the world

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