Kenya’s ambulance ‘Uber’ at heart of siege rescue
09 February 2019 | 4:00 pm
A centralized dispatcher for ambulance services is taken for granted in many countries. Not so in Kenya, where a ride-hailing service for first responders played a major role saving lives during last month's hotel attack.
25 Jul 2021
Digital games in Kenya now seem more of a sure bet than real life sporting activities in the East African nation. Esports have also become a huge money-spinner for young Kenyans.
26 Jul 2021
An alarming rise in COVID-19 cases driven by the spread of the delta variant in western Kenya is leading to a shortage of medical oxygen. DW's Mariel Müller visited a hospital in Kisumu County, where the shortage of oxygen and high-flow oxygen devices is making it difficult to save patients.
30 Jul 2021
There is exultation in Kenya's Shona community as nearly 2,000 of the formerly stateless members are given ID cards and citizenship, which will transform their lives. Plus, more than 354 million people live with hepatitis around the world, leading to over a million deaths every year. On World Hepatitis Day, our correspondents in Gabon speak to campaigners hoping to make treatment more affordable.
7 Aug 2021
Kenya's first National Wildlife Census takes to the air after launching on May 7th 2021. The census is conducted through a partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, the Kenya Wildlife Service and the newly-created Wildlife Research & Training Institute, who are increasingly turning to plane observation to monitor the state of the country's animal populations.
23 Aug 2021
A Kenyan USB cable and mobile charger manufacturing company produced a ‘’made in Kenya’’ USB Cable. The company was set up in 2019 by Muthungu Anthony.
5 Sep 2021
Taita-Taveta is known for producing food for other neighboring counties in southern Kenya. Banana farming has become a business that ensures the livelihood of several families in the region and increases the flow of trade on the border with Tanzania.
11 Sep 2021
Visitors come from all over the world to fish in Kenya's highland rivers and alpine lakes. The country has an old and tiny fly-fishing tradition, but enthusiasts have plans to expand.
3 Oct 2021
A rescue center in southern Kenya is a haven for elderly people accused of witchcraft. The residents have often had to run for their lives to escape being killed by their families.
14 Oct 2021
2 million Kenyans face severe drought, with many at risk of starvation as a crippling drought stalks northern counties. Already many domestic livestock and wild animals have succumbed to thirst and hunger.
10 Oct 2021
University students in Kenya have developed an indoor purifier and air monitor. They're hoping their low-cost invention will allow more families to breath clean air at home.
17 Oct 2021
Somalia comes out on top in its long-running sea border row with Kenya. The two nations disagree over where the line should be drawn, in a part of the Indian Ocean believed to be rich in oil and gas. The UN's top court has awarded Somalia control of the disputed area. Also, the first paragliding wheelchair is now in use in Cape Town. Our reporters take you along for the ride.
24 Oct 2021
In northern Kenya, the ribs of dead sheep and donkeys stretch towards the blazing sun as parched herders trudge past, a day's march from water. The value of their skinny goats is falling as fast as the prices scrawled on the sacks in the market are shooting up. "Goats are unsellable, cows are even worse to sell and our children are starving," Moses Loloju, an Isiolo herder who volunteered to help distribute food donations from the county government. More than 465,000 children under five and over 93,000 pregnant and breastfeeding women are malnourished in the northern region, the U.N. says.
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The British papers are discussing the upcoming documentary by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. We also find out what the French papers think of this Tuesday's debate at the National Assembly on immigration. The US papers are diving into the racist origins of Georgia's Senate run-off election.
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