For Nairobi's poorest, the enormous trash dump that's slowly killing them is also the only thing keeping them alive.
Dandora, Nairobi's primary dumping site, is over capacity. Yet the willingness and ability of government officials to decommission it within the next five years remain in doubt.
Debating the health, economic and political dimensions of Dandora: the Nairobi municipal dumpsite that takes in 2,000 tons of waste per day despite being declared "full" years ago.
In Kenya, the key issue of land ownership in Africa's largest slum raises other questions about the "stateless" status of the country's Nubian population.
For Nubians living in Kenya, the traditional naming process is a generational rotation—and a source of confusion for some Kenyan bureaucrats.
For decades, ethnic minority Nubians have lived as "Other Kenyans" or simply "Others." They’ve been denied many social, civil and economic rights, including title to the land once designated for them.
Ug99, a fungal disease known as wheat rust, could destroy 80 percent of all known wheat varieties. Scientists in Kenya's Rift Valley are joining a global fight against it.
Experts in Kenya report steady advances in developing varieties of wheat resistant to the stem-rust disease that threatens an essential crop. But progress is slow—and the stakes are high.
Millions of people are starving unnecessarily in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. The world knows how to prevent drought-induced famine. So why doesn’t it?
Because of continuous armed conflict in Somalia, experts fear that conditions are likely to further deteriorate in the famine-stricken country.
Despite drought warnings in the Horn of Africa, the international community was unprepared for what some experts say was "inevitable."
The refugee crisis in Kenya is not new--it has developed and grown significantly since the eruption of Somalia's civil war in 1991.