The usually congested streets of Nairobi were silent this morning as Kenyans quietly cast their vote for their next president. Many had left the nation’s capital ahead of Tuesday’s vote, heading up-country in hopes of avoiding the kind of violence that has engulfed their country in past elections.
But all remained peaceful as the majority of polling stations closed Tuesday evening, some voters still waiting patiently under night skies to see their tickets successfully placed inside a ballot box. Read More
It’s a strange feeling, spending an entire decade in unimaginable pain, only to have everything you’ve lost — your spirit, your passion, your sense of feeling human — quietly return to you.
But that’s what happened on January 26, 2012, the day I got my life back. Read More
In Kenya’s Rift Valley, known as the breadbasket of the country, almost one-third of the population is suffering from acute malnutrition; an ongoing drought and recent infighting ahead of August’s presidential elections are only worsening an already dire situation. Read More
Since its only external beam radiotherapy machine broke in April, Ugandans having been dying of treatable cancers. Read More