Culture in the midst of a pandemic: Lessons from Ja Chiga’s chaotic funeral

7 July 2020
On the morning of June 11, 2020, Benard Obonyo breathed his last at St. Jairus Hospital in Kisumu. Were it not for who he was and the kind of following he commanded, his funeral would have been just like any ...
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Truckers, Sex Workers & Coronavirus

6 July 2020
Thousands of truck drivers working in East Africa were stranded for weeks at the Kenya - Uganda border. Traffic stretched more than 70 kilometers, making Busia county a Coronavirus hotspot. It’s what happened when poor coordination and suspicion between neighbouring ...
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Fake News Still Menace in Kenya’s Digital Space

30 June 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all sectors across the globe economically and socially, including the media. Legacy media houses, especially, have been forced to review how they interact with their audiences and the ways in which they gather news. ...
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Protecting those fighting the coronavirus

15 June 2020
As the coronavirus subsided in China and spread around the world, a global shortage of masks and other protective equipment emerged. Frontline medical staff are still clamouring for the items needed to keep them safe while doing their jobs. ...
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Coronavirus shocks to fuel years of unrest and hunger in poorest economies

13 June 2020
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Economic shocks caused by the new coronavirus are set to fuel poverty ...
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The Toughest Triage

11 June 2020
When medical resources are limited, who should get care first? ...
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