Kenya


FGM Abolition Leads To Female Empowerment In Rural Kenya

Founded in 2012, the grassroots women’s rights charity Pastoralist Child Foundation (PCF) works to abolish female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage, and gender discrimination in rural Kenya. I spoke to co-founder Sayydah Garrett about the foundation’s mission and the inspiring changes it has wrought within Samburu and Maasai society. Sayydah’s […]


Locusts Descend On Kenya

Much of eastern Africa is battling against swarms of locusts that have swept through the continent. In particular, Kenya faces its worst infestation in seventy years. Other countries impacted include South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Uganda. This new crisis is exacerbating the current food shortage that has already impacted […]


U.S. Africa Command Says Airstrike Kills Two Al-Shabaab Militants

Following the Al-Shabaab attack on the U.S. military base in Kenya, which has killed one U.S. soldier and its two contractors, the U.S. Africa command conducted an airstrike on militants in Somalia. According to AFRICOM’s statement, the airstrike was executed in the Qunyo Barrow area, in coordination with the Somalian […]


Three Teachers Killed In Suspected Al-Shabaab Attack On Kenyan Primary School

Last Monday, 13 January 2020, three male teachers were killed in a suspected Al-Shabaab attack on the Kamuthe primary school in Garissa County, as announced by the National Kenya Police Service. The incident, which occurred at 2 a.m. local time, saw the gunmen attack the Kamuthe Resource Centre where female […]


Gender Inequities In The Global Coffee Supply Chain

Global coffee consumption is on the rise with trade statistics from the International Coffee Organization (ICO) indicating world coffee exports have grown from 9.13 million bags in 2016 to 10.9 million bags in 2019. In the recent decade, women’s role in the global coffee supply chain has gained traction as […]