Gay rights activists are celebrating after a Kenyan court ruled that subjecting suspected gay men to forced anal testing was illegal. The landmark case marked a significant shift in sexual minority rights in the country, which activists hope will eventually lead to decriminalizing homosexuality in Kenya and other countries in the region.Read More
Violent demonstrations erupted across Nairobi, just one day after Kenyans elected their next president.Read More
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
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
Like many photojournalists, National Geographic magazines have remained a tangible representation of my lifelong love of adventure and storytelling — a conduit that helped me develop an insatiably curious mind and deep appreciation for our collective humanity.
So, when I found an original June 1985 edition of National Geographic featuring the Afghan Girl on Wednesday afternoon — one day after Gula’s arrest — I was awestruck. It’s in almost immaculate condition — her eyes so much more vibrant in analog than digital.Read More
Kenyan police fired teargas into a secondary school Monday afternoon amid growing demonstrations demanding reform to the country’s electoral body before the 2017 general elections.Read More
If you trek far enough into Kibera—through the maze of scrap-metal houses connected by webs of live wires running roof to roof, and down a slippery hill toward a peeling blue iron door that towers so high you can’t see the sky above—you might just catch a glimmer of hope inside the largest slum in Kenya.
Her name is Anne Wambui and she’s the headmaster of Anwa Junior Academy.Read More
Tech guru Erik Hersman aims to change the world by changing information flow from “top down” to “all around.”Read More