Sports

Marijuana, Testosterone, and Other Hurdles to the Olympics

by Steffany Ndei
In a world where gender identities have become polarizing, World Athletics is battling to find its place on the right side of history. ...
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Pop Culture

Tales of African Hair

by Natalie Sifuma
In fact, hairdressers were as popular back then as they are today. There was great demand for their services, though the braiding process was often time consuming, and sometimes complex. However, different African ...
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Debunked

Cage Aquaculture and Lake Victoria’s Dwindling Stock

by Daniel Ominde
In addition to the economic factors, the government of Kenya previously paid keen attention to the Lake Victoria resource. Policies such as the ban on fishing activities between April and August each ...
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Society

Modern Medicine’s Egyptian Roots

by Natalie Sifuma
Much more can be said about the premier of medicine in Egypt, and the successes of then – but the practice was not without errors. ...
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People

Johannes Albertus Myburgh: South Africa’s Towering Surgeon

by Natalie Sifuma
And so the day to perform the first renal transplant in South Africa came. Ready with his team which included American transplant expert Prof Thomas Strazl, the procedure began. It was a ...
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People

A Timeline For Nursing in Kenya

by Natalie Sifuma
At the dawn of the 20th century, missionaries introduced Western medication to Kenya (then part of the East Africa Protectorate), with the big plan being to build hospitals and educate Africans about ...
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Explainers

The Doctor Alleviating Sexual Violence in DRC

by Natalie Sifuma
Dr. Mukwege’s initial goal was to set up a maternity wing, which came complete with surgical rooms. ...
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Personalities

Championing For Mental Health Care In Somalia

by Natalie Sifuma
The Habeeb Mental Hospital in Mogadishu opened its doors to those with mental illness and personality disorders, admitting approximately a total of 30 patients soon after. ...
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Onwards and Upwards: The Story of Ghana’s Pioneer Female Physician Personalities

Onwards and Upwards: The Story of Ghana’s Pioneer Female Physician

by Natalie Sifuma
On a warm day in Accra in 1947, Susan Ofori-Atta stepped off a plane having returned to the Gold Coast from Edinburgh University Medical School. Among her belongings was a medical degree. ...
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Society

Human Rights In The Time Of Covid-19

by Joshua Malidzo Nyawa
The unprecedented virus leaves us with several questions including whether we are supposed to talk of human rights when confronted with a pandemic ...
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Pass the Dutchie: Legalize It, Don’t Criminalize It Debunked

Pass the Dutchie: Legalize It, Don’t Criminalize It

by Bobby Mkangi
Despite this global melodrama, Marijuana remains firmly rooted, its production and consumption neither dropping nor stopping. ...
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Detention of Patients Pending Payment of Bills is Unconstitutional Policy

Detention of Patients Pending Payment of Bills is Unconstitutional

by Joshua Maldizo
In passing the Constitution of Kenya 2010, Kenyans dreamt of a document that would correct the injustices of the past and build a new Republic which puts the vulnerable and downtrodden (Hohehahe) ...
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