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Museveni Gives Birth To A Better Version Of Himself 

All indicators are that President Museveni was jittery about facing the first time MP in a free and fair contest if events preceding the elections and whatever happened on election day and thereafter are anything ...


Why Politicians Obsess Over The First 100 Days

Politicians are entering the final stretch of their campaigns. One of the most popular campaign phrases today is “In the Next 100 days" as candidates make pledges to the electorate. But what's the obsession with ...

Kenya’s Yellow Fever Outbreak Explained

After 3 deaths and 15 confirmed infections in Isiolo county, Kenya has declared an outbreak of Yellow Fever. Following the announcement, Kenya immediately put all counties on high alert. But why so fast? Well, the ...

The Tonga Volcanic Eruption Explained

An underwater volcano in the South Pacific erupted violently on 15th January 2022, causing tsunamis to hit Hawaii, Japan, and Tonga’s largest island, Tongatapu sending waves flooding into the capital. The eruptions sent a plume ...

Watt Happened?

Kenya has been plunged into a couple of power outages in the past, the most recent one being on 11 January 2022. Kenya Power said the power outage was as a result of collapse of ...

Why are Kenyan Students Burning Schools?

In 2021, Kenyan secondary schools were plagued with numerous fires that led to the loss of property worth millions and the loss of innocent lives. With the education of thousands hanging in the line, questions ...

Military Coup in Sudan

Sudan experienced a military coup on October 25th. This kind of unrest is not new to Sudan. In April 2019, Omar Al-Bashir, who was wanted by the international criminal court over war crime charges, was ...

Why Africa is Lagging Behind in the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Vaccination remains one of the most important measures to contain COVID-19. Because of this, countries have been in a race to procure enough vaccines to inoculate their populations. Africa’s overall rate of 3.2% contrasts sharply ...

The Doctor Alleviating Sexual Violence in DRC

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

Kenya’s Mounting Crisis of Unemployment

Between April and June 2020, 1.7 million Kenyans lost their jobs.