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Published on November 21, 2010 No Comment

A young boy is given vaccination at health centre in clinic in Gongoni, Malindi, Kenya, July 2007. The centre was built by the community to serve the locals.

Published on November 7, 2010 No Comment
Tough job ahead for Somalia’s new prime minister

Somalia has a new prime minister – the fourth since 2004 – and leaders in Mogadishu hope he will breathe new life into the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), but just what can Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (also known as Farmajo) do to quickly turn round a country that has been in turmoil for almost two decades?

Published on October 4, 2009 No Comment

For all that crap they give you, my African kinsmen, Americans too practice that art of polygamy you have perfected. But the people of these United States of America have fancy phrases for that misogynistic, family-breaking custom.

Published on September 20, 2009 No Comment
Miss Kenya Swiss Beauty Pageant Organiser Launches Fashion Label

Winnie Ojanga, the Zurich-based Kenyan organiser of the Miss Kenya Swiss beauty pageant, has diversified into fashion design.

Published on July 18, 2009 No Comment
A child jumps

A child jumps into the sea from the port of the Somali capital Mogadishu. April 4, 2010. The majority of Somalia is controlled by warlords and Islamist militants, who are engaged in a brutal power struggle with the government © Siegfried Modola/IRIN

Published on July 17, 2009 No Comment
IDP Photo

A man and his son at an IDP camp in Mathare © Jerry Riley/IRIN

Published on June 30, 2009 No Comment
IT guru Mark Matunga is back into the pit to help uplift others

He walked bare feet like most children in the remote villages of Africa, but today, 35 years later, he is seated in a digital office, on the 7th floor of a posh building

Published on May 6, 2009 No Comment

Seven-year-old Mohamed herds his family cattle in Afar region in Northern Ethiopia. Afar Region, where he lives with his family, has a population of more than 1 million, and is one of the poorest regions of Ethiopia. Infrastructure there is minimal, and an estimated 90 per cent of school-age children are not in school, far worse than the already poor national average of 43 per cent. Photo by Boniface Mwangi.

Published on January 6, 2009 No Comment

A government doctor shows a young Maasai Moran (warrior) how to use a condom in preventing transmission of HIV/AIDS deep inside Oloibortoto forest. Sharing is a major way of the Maasai life; they share everything, including wives. The migration of Morans to town and city centers, in search of job employment exposes these young people to a bigger risk of contacting the HIV virus. Photo by Boniface Mwangi.

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