Kenya

Pangolins in the Dock

The pangolin is the world’s most trafficked mammal. No one truly knows its conservation status in Kenya. When COVID-19 broke out in early 2020, some medical researchers linked coronavirus to horseshoe bats. Other researchers suspected the malayan or javan pangolin to be the intermediate host of coronavirus before it jumped to human beings. But is the pangolin really guilty as charged?

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Kenya: Warning Kibera residents of floods using flags, Whatsapp and Facebook forecasts

A community group in Kibera informal settlement, Nairobi, is warning residents of flood conditions using SMS, Whatsapp, Facebook and radio.

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The Hydro Quagmire: Cartels cut into pipes, hinder access to water in Kenya’s Mathare slum

As Nairobi deals with a water shortage amidst the pandemic, and water cartels illegally cut into pipes, how are slum dwellers accessing water that is so critical to fight the spread of infection?

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How a rock solved the water shortage problem in a Kenyan village

By Abjata Khalif Until a few years ago, women and girls in Ngomeni village were culturally tasked to undertake one

CHAMPIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY: East African youth are innovating to adapt to climate change

Youth in communities across East Africa are innovating to adapt to the region’s changing climate, a cross-border project led by InfoNile has found.

WATER FOR CREDIT: How Small Loans are Helping Kenyans Harvest Rainwater, Invest in Sanitation during Pandemic

The WaterCredit financing initiative launched by Water.org has mobilized $244 million in micro-loans to help 3.9 million Kenyans access water and sanitation solutions.

Into Their Own Hands: Kibera, Kenya’s Largest Slum, Tames COVID-19

By Henry Owino When Covid-19 was first reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) in March 2020 as a pandemic

Leading Landless Women: African Rural Women Leaders Tell their Stories

By Fredrick Mugira Up to 10.3 million hectares of land has been acquired by investors from individuals, communities and governments

Sucked Dry: Foreign Land Deals Threaten to Impair River Nile, Displace Millions

WHO OWNS THE WATERS OF THE NILE? A yearlong cross-border data journalism investigation about large-scale foreign land deals in the Nile