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.
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?
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.
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.
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.