Kenyan recycling initiative turns trash to treasure
18 August 2022 | 5:38 am
A waste recycling initiative in Kenya has permanently changed the Dandora neighborhood, an informal settlement in Nairobi known for its large, unregulated landfills. Several kiosks have been set up where residents can swap recyclable garbage for food. The project has helped clean up the streets in Dandora.
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.
It is a common sight in Addis Ababa these days to see men, women and even children moving around the city with huge bags of plastic waste. Their hauls mostly contain plastic bottles, but any plastic waste they come across will fetch cash according to its weight.
24-year-old Sylvia Gathoni is the first Kenyan to be signed by top e-sports companies XiT Woundz and UYU, and one of the first e-sports athletes to make the Forbes list of global trailblazers
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Despite a gender quota in its 2010 constitution, men continue to dominate politics in Kenya. As a result, many women who fight for political participation suffer harassment, with no consequences for the abusers.
The number of registered voters aged 18-34 for Kenya's election on August 9 has fallen, despite population growth, with some saying promises made to them are not fulfilled.
Deputy president and Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate, William Ruto and veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga of Azimio la Umoja held their final rallies on Saturday ahead of the August 9 election, ending months of campaigning to become Kenya's next leader.
Kenyan voters head to the polls on Tuesday, with the high cost of living a pressing issue for the electorate. The global economic downturn is negatively impacting Kenya and the continent.
Kenyans are just hours away from heading to the polls for a general election. They will choose governors, MPs and a new president, marking the end of Uhuru Kenyatta's nine years in office. Also, as grain exports from Ukraine slowly resume, we take a closer look at fertiliser, another product from the region that Africa depends on. Finally, Chad's military government and more than 40 opposition groups sign a deal to launch national peace talks later this month.
Kenyans have voted to elect their fifth president, a new parliament and county officials. Closing polls had opposition leader Raila Odinga and Vice President William Ruto in a dead heat.
Official results have yet to be announced, but the two leading candidates are running neck and neck in results tallied by local media. Disappointingly, Tuesday's election witnessed a low voter turnout compared with 2017.
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