Baringo Mentoring in the Dawn of Drought

Baringo Mentoring in the Dawn of Drought

Written By: Sarah Kutahi | Published: March-03-2017 | Category: Life
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Baringo, whirlwinds dominated the bare fields. I had to keep covering my eyes with the back of a sweaty hand. The strange thing is...

Rwanda's Struggle for a Better Future

Rwanda's Struggle for a Better Future

Written By: DJ Bwakali | Published: August-18-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: sustainability

‘The international community failed Rwanda and that must leave us always with a sense of bitter regret.’ These were the words of t...

The constant dilemma of identity in Tunisia

The constant dilemma of identity in Tunisia

Written By: Abir Farhat | Published: August-17-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: Africa's Countries, Tunisia

It is interesting to tackle the issue of identity from its very first root. In elementary school, students are taught one phrase, ...

Rwanda's Bitter-Sweet Marriages

Rwanda's Bitter-Sweet Marriages

Written By: Caroline Numuhire | Published: August-18-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: love affair, Rwanda

Solène, 25, is one those Rwandan girls who have drunk  so many cups of fresh cattle milk- inshushyu that her skin has the natural ...

The unutterable joy of being an African child

The unutterable joy of being an African child

Written By: Caroline Numuhire | Published: August-18-2015 | Category: Life
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I can’t remember the misery that has touched my African childhood yet there has been some. I realized that I was an African child ...

Why we should all be global health warriors!

Why we should all be global health warriors!

Written By: Caroline Numuhire | Published: September-28-2015 | Category: Life
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On September 14, 2015, I lost a friend. Actually I am ashamed of calling him a friend because the only thing I took time to kn...

My First Time

My First Time

Written By: DJ Bwakali | Published: August-18-2015 | Category: Life
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The day had finally arrived. The moment was upon me when my first time would soon be behind me. It was evening, probably six thir...

Top French Auction House Joins the Growing African Art Market

Top French Auction House Joins the Growing African Art Market

Written By: Environmental Africa | Published: October-22-2016 | Category: Life
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PIASA, one of France’s most distinguished auction houses, will hold its third sale of Contemporary African Art, “Origins and Traje...

The Centre for Hope or Mockery Disguised

The Centre for Hope or Mockery Disguised

Written By: Sarah Kutahi | Published: July-17-2016 | Category: Life
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In the middle of the disorder of an informal settlement, accompanied by musty scents from the never ending sewer in the labyrinth ...

The Dreams and Fears of a Woman from Rukira, Rwanda

The Dreams and Fears of a Woman from Rukira, Rwanda

Written By: Environmental Africa | Published: August-17-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: mama, sustainability

I am a woman. A Rwandan woman. I was born in the eighties so I am young enough to be called a youth but old enough to counsel yout...

Gone With the Water

Gone With the Water

Written By: DJ Bwakali | Published: August-20-2015 | Category: Life
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The cock crowed and Mama Nanzala woke up. She reached below the bed and retrieved her brown aluminum suitcase. Although it was sti...

"Cultural Man"

"Cultural Man"

Written By: Peace Muchiri | Published: October-16-2015 | Category: Life
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It was the first day. There he sat; hands clasped with his chin resting on the tips of his forefingers and his gaze oozing preoccu...

Without a Visa but With Hope

Without a Visa but With Hope

Written By: Caroline Numuhire | Published: August-19-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: Africa's Countries

The warm Mediterranean waters slapped my feet as the cool sea breeze soothed my weary soul. Just being there on the humid shores ...

There’s no party like a matatu party

There’s no party like a matatu party

Written By: Claire Baker | Published: October-08-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: miji

“I can’t hear you!!” I shouted desperately into my mobile phone, “Lawrence? Can you hear me?” Thou...

The Impotency of One Thousand Shillings

The Impotency of One Thousand Shillings

Written By: Zawadi K | Published: October-02-2015 | Category: Life
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You know things are thick and the struggle is real when the highest denomination of our Kenyan currency can only buy one meal ...

Negotiating Life's Corners

Negotiating Life's Corners

Written By: Super User | Published: August-17-2015 | Category: Life
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We face hurdles in life that make us want to quit, make us cry and wish we were no more but the fact is we are still alive and tha...

International Loves

International Loves

Written By: Caroline Numuhire | Published: May-04-2016 | Category: Life
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It was a calm afternoon with a cool breeze blowing away the hair of women. It was around 3pm in Kigali and the sun was still gentl...

The African Dream

The African Dream

Written By: Caroline Numuhire | Published: August-07-2016 | Category: Life
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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....

Honoring my 20 years of Age

Honoring my 20 years of Age

Written By: Abir Farhat | Published: August-17-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: mama

In few months I will leave forever the sacred age of 20. I am therefore living the last months in this very special number, 20. Ma...

The Smiles and Twinkles of Githurai, Nairobi

The Smiles and Twinkles of Githurai, Nairobi

Written By: Njeri Gitonga | Published: November-13-2015 | Category: Life
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Seated at my usual spot on the bus, I look up from my book to find the bus conductor staring at me with a semi agitated look. I no...

Environmental Livelihoods in Rwanda

Environmental Livelihoods in Rwanda

Written By: DJ Bwakali | Published: August-17-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: sustainability, Rwanda

Rusumo Waterfalls thunder their presence with majestic dignity. Although a mere stone throw away from the bridge that joins Tanzan...

Burundi's Fish Triumph Over Guns

Burundi's Fish Triumph Over Guns

Written By: DJ Bwakali | Published: August-14-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: Lakes

Don. His name wasn’t typically Burundian. His father named him after Don King the renowned American boxing promoter. When Don King...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Written By: Claire Baker | Published: January-13-2016 | Category: Life
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“Where’s Burundi?” most of them would say, or even “But, Tanzania’s really dangerous, no? There&rsqu...

Kijuma, Lamu's Legendary Carver, Musician and Writer

Kijuma, Lamu's Legendary Carver, Musician and Writer

Written By: DJ Bwakali | Published: August-17-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: Lamu, indian ocean

Muhamadi bin Abu Bakari aka Kijuma. This is the name of a man who is Kenya’s answer to Leonardo da Vinci, the legendary Italian po...

Despite IT Boom, over 90% of Africa Has No Internet Access

Despite IT Boom, over 90% of Africa Has No Internet Access

Written By: Super User | Published: January-03-2017 | Category: Life
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Internet access: Vital to providing wider access to education and health awareness in rural communities in Mozambique M...

Burning Cancer Alive

Burning Cancer Alive

Written By: Peace Muchiri | Published: November-28-2015 | Category: Life
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Not so many years ago, a friend of mine died of ovarian cancer. I’m not old. Neither was she. She was in her early twenties....

Where You Can't Carry Your Shopping with Two Handles

Where You Can't Carry Your Shopping with Two Handles

Written By: Claire Baker | Published: September-22-2015 | Category: Life
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Arriving at customs on the Rwandan border I as always felt a slight trepidation handing over my dog-eared passport with an inn...

When boys become girls

When boys become girls

Written By: Peace Muchiri | Published: November-12-2015 | Category: Life
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The shamba boy (a farm hand) had arrived. Or so my mother announced. Shamba boy! Not really. Those skinny jeans and that tightly f...

A Rwandan Single Mother's Bitter-sweet Journey

A Rwandan Single Mother's Bitter-sweet Journey

Written By: Caroline Numuhire | Published: August-16-2015 | Category: Life
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Love, what a feeling! Olive had known it when she met Patrick. She was happier and felt to have a great weight off her mind. She c...

In the Musical Footsteps of Dandora

In the Musical Footsteps of Dandora

Written By: DJ Bwakali | Published: September-13-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: Bwak's Corner

It had been twenty years since I had been to this part of Nairobi. The once smooth road was full of craters that we had to dri...

My Heart's Direction

My Heart's Direction

Written By: Cathy Nanzala | Published: August-17-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: mama

We often listen and consider what others have to say about us and the world around us, but we often forget about ourselves and how...

From Lamu to Mozambique

From Lamu to Mozambique

Written By: DJ Bwakali | Published: August-17-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: village, marine ecosystem

I couldn't believe it when I heard the news. I had been selected to be a crew member of a big boat that was leaving for Msumbiji, ...

When I Fled from Terror

When I Fled from Terror

Written By: DJ Bwakali | Published: August-18-2015 | Category: Life
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My thigh was shaking as I pressed the accelerator. Truth be told, I was very, very scared. Next to me in the co-driver seat of T...

The Magical Black Bag

The Magical Black Bag

Written By: Ivy Amase | Published: October-12-2015 | Category: Life
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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...

Christmas in Kilifi

Christmas in Kilifi

Written By: DJ Bwakali | Published: September-06-2015 | Category: Life
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The coastal town of Kilifi was just waking up but I was still in dreamland. My young face was a peaceful picture of sleep. My twel...

Embracing Mentorship in Kenya's Baringo County

Embracing Mentorship in Kenya's Baringo County

Written By: Sarah Kutahi | Published: July-22-2016 | Category: Life
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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...