Kenyan school dropout turns scrap metal to film equipment
13 August 2022 | 1:46 pm
A young Kenyan entrepreneur is offering solutions to the film and music industry by making customized equipment from scratch. Paul Kihuha can make anything and everything for film production using local scrap metal. The genius dropped out of school but was lucky to tap into creative training from his father who was a blacksmith.
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Mwai Kibaki, credited with reviving Kenya's sluggish economy but with a tenure tarnished by election violence, has died aged 90, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced.
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Located on Lake Victoria in East Africa, Migingo is the most densely populated island in the world. Covering an area smaller than a football pitch, the tiny island is home to several hundred people from Uganda and Kenya. Both countries have territorial claims on this piece of land located near the Kenyan coast, which has valuable fishing rights. Ugandans, who make up around a third of the population, cohabit with Kenyans, under the watchful eye of police from both nations. FRANCE 24's Bastien Renouil reports, with Séverine Bardon and Olivier Marzin.
Many Kenyan households, especially in informal settlements, lack piped water. However, vending machines installed are helping to solve the problem. Moreover, one can vend cooking fuel and milk.
Faith Kipyegon added another 1,500m gold to her medal collection on Monday with a win at the World Championships in the United States - though it wasn't all good news for Kenya on the track.
As Kenya prepares to vote in a new president next month, we take a closer look at the role of women in the country’s politics. In Uganda, we bring you a report on efforts to respond to a major hunger crisis in the country’s northeast. And the Ivorian artist Frédéric Bruly Bouabré is being remembered in New York and in Paris with different retrospective exhibitions.
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