Kenya

Lupita Nyong’o narrates Discovery Channel’s docuseries which explores life on the Serengeti Plain
Arts and Culture article comment count is: 0

Arts and Culture Lupita Nyong’o narrates Discovery Channel’s docuseries which explores life on the Serengeti Plain

The ‘Serengeti’ is the title of a new, six-part wildlife docuseries series by the Discovery Channel debuting this August. The series will highlight the majestic animals of Tanzania’s Serengeti region and their day-to-day lives. It will also feature an original score and narration by Academy Award-winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o

Kenyan MP thrown out of parliament for breastfeeding baby
Arts and Culture article comment count is: 0

Arts and Culture Kenyan MP thrown out of parliament for breastfeeding baby

A Kenyan MP was ejected from parliament after she brought, and tried to breastfeed her baby in the house. Zuleikha Hassan brought her five-month-old baby into parliament because of an emergency at home. Many African countries are still lagging behind in supporting breastfeeding in the workplace. Governments, and employers are obligated to provide an environment that empowers women to breastfeed their children.

Destination Festivals:  Bayimba International Festival of the Arts in Uganda
Arts and Culture article comment count is: 0

Arts and Culture Destination Festivals: Bayimba International Festival of the Arts in Uganda

Uganda boasts of a thriving music scene, and the multidisciplinary Bayimba International Festival of the Arts recently held in Lunkulu Island serves to bolster the various art forms. The four-day event has become an important platform for the consumption, and authentic experience of various exciting artistic acts.

Kifaru: a feature documentary that explores the painful emptiness of extinction
Lifestyle article comment count is: 0

Lifestyle Kifaru: a feature documentary that explores the painful emptiness of extinction

Beyond the global headlines surrounding the precarious condition, and consequent death of ‘Sudan,’ the last male northern white rhino in existence, ‘Kifaru’ tells the moving story of Sudan’s looming death through the eyes of his primary caregivers. The feature, which has already won several illustrious film awards paints a stark picture of what it looks like when a species ceases to exist.

Kenya is creating a database of plundered cultural artefacts and their current locations
Arts and Culture article comment count is: 0

Arts and Culture Kenya is creating a database of plundered cultural artefacts and their current locations

While other African countries have been petitioning for decades and are actively moving towards the repatriation of cultural artefacts that were plundered during the colonial era, Kenya has only recently launched an investigation into which objects were removed from the East African nation, where in the West they are housed and who holds the agency to demand their repatriation.

The complicated legalities of safe abortion in Kenya
Politics and Society article comment count is: 0

Politics and Society The complicated legalities of safe abortion in Kenya

The Kenyan High Court has ruled that rape survivors have the right to an abortion and ordered authorities to pay almost US$30 000 in damages to the mother of a teenage victim who died after a botched abortion. This was as a result of a directive by the Ministry of Health to withdraw national standard guidelines for the procedure.