We mourn the passing of African literary force and LGBTQI+ activist Binyavanga Wainaina. The Caine prize winner has passed away at the age of 48 after suffering from a stroke.
Statistics show that at least 70% of the Kenyan population still use traditional medicine. However, if this form of health care is to succeed and endure, especially when practiced in tandem with Western medicine, a serious look at legislation and the regulatory framework is needed.
The community organisation Fatumas Voice will be holding its first Youth Uniting Africa Conference outside of Kenya in June 2019. The goal is to discuss the major challenges currently facing the youth in Africa and identify reasonable and actionable solutions.
The Mr and Miss Autism Kenya pageant is an event that is helping to bridge the existing gap in awareness and education on autism. By alleviating the stigma associated with the condition, parents will feel more inclined to get their children diagnosed early, thus increasing the chances of successful intervention.
Somali-American model Halima Aden is the newest member of the “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit” edition’s cover girls and has made history as the first Muslim model to wear a hijab and burkini in the magazine. This feat affirms the beauty in modest hijabi women the world over.
The creative sector can play a major role in boosting the African economy but greater transparency in the criteria of funding institutions like HEVA is needed.
East Africa has become a fixture on the calendar of festival tourists from across the globe. While this is to be welcomed, it also offers challenges and opportunities to African curators of such events.
Not for the first time, Kenya is discussing the possibility of amending the Sexual Offences Act to lower the age of consent from 18 to 16 years. The discussion is highlighting the issue of predatory exposure and the responsibility of society in safeguarding the rights of children.
Ethiopia is a storytelling nation in which Emperor Tewodros has a special place.