Fred Obera

About the Author Fred Obera

Fred Obera is a communication expert and a multimedia journalist based in Kenya. Passionate about creating and engaging in production of stories based on social activism to transform poor health, degraded environment, bring peace, security, democracy, accountability and address challenges that hinder human development.


Celebrating Black Girl Magic: 8 year old girl writes best seller on caring and dealing with annoying little brother

When eight year-old Nia Mya Reese from Alabama, in the U.S. was tasked by her teacher to do her first grade assignment, writing about something she was an expert at, she told her teacher that she is an expert at dealing with, and taking care of her annoying little brother, and proceeded to write a book. The book is based on the little baby brother, Ronald Michael 5, annoyance. “How to Deal with and Care for Your Annoying Little Brother” has become a best seller. We applaud the budding writer for the remarkable achievement.


Kenya bans use of plastic bags to protect environment

Kenya has banned the use of plastic bags for commercial and household packing, becoming the latest African country to outlaw the plastic-bag carriers. The ban is expected to play a key role in helping to protect the environment. Kenya now joins Rwanda, Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mauritania and Malawi, countries that have issued similar bans.


Africa to receive $57 billion from World Bank Group

The African Region is set to receive $57 billion from the World Bank Group to finance life-saving and life changing projects over the next three fiscal years. The financing will benefit the most fragile countries in the region. These projects include health, access to water, education, agriculture, among other life-saving and life changing operations.


Sierra Leone pastor unearths one of the world’s largest diamonds

A pastor in Sierra Leone has unearthed one of the world largest diamonds in the district of Kono. The uncut diamond weighing 706 carats is the biggest diamond to be found in more than four decades in this West African country. The president of the country assured the community, where the gem was discovered that proceeds from the sale will benefit the community, and country. In 2015, an 813 carat diamond was discovered in Botswana by Canadian company Lucara. The diamond shattered records, fetching a massive U.S.$63 million, the highest price ever achieved for a rough diamond.