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 […]

LGBT+ Refugees Eviction From ‘Safe Housing’ In Kenya A Result Of Discrimination

LGBT+ refugees from a number of African countries were evicted from their refugee housing in Kenya on Friday. According to Reuters, the 76 LGBT+ refugees moved to Nairobi in April, seeking greater protection from discrimination they received within Kenyan refugee camps. On June 12, the landlord told the group to […]

Taking A Step Towards Greater Transparency Of Immigration Detention Centres 1

The United Nations’ theme for this year’s World Refugee Day, celebrated on 20thJune, is #StepWithRefugees – Take A Step on World Refugee Day. The day encourages supporters around the world to ‘walk, run and cycle the distance refugees cover each year to reach safety’. Asylum Insights reports that as of […]

Taiwan Approves Same-Sex Marriage, While Kenya Nullifies It

Friday, May 17th, 2019, saw history made in Taiwan, as it became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriages, while the same day saw a rule upheld that criminalized same-sex marriages in Kenya. They are two countries on different continents but faced with the same issue of LGBT community. […]

Homicide And Drug Gangs In UK Force Somali Parents To Send Their Teenage Sons Abroad

Knife crimes have been on the rise in the U.K. In London, 28 stabbings were reported with 17 of them being fatal, between January 1st and March 10th, 2019. Reports indicate that homicide across the U.K. rose from 649 in 2017 to 739 in 2018 alone. This is an increase […]

Kenya-Somali Maritime Border Wars

Recent happenings surrounding the Kenya-Somali border war, saw Kenya recall its Ambassador to Somali-Lt. General (Rtd) Lucas Tumbo- after Somali auctioned oil blocks in the disputed border area. The ambassador was recalled for urgent consultations following Somalia’s move to auction oil and gas in the disputed maritime area. In the […]

Lessons Kenya And The Rest Of Africa Can Learn From Dusit Terror Attack

The Dusit terror attack that took place on January 15th 2018 left 21 people dead, several others injured and at least 700 rescued. This was another trying moment for Kenya, as people with bated breath hoped for the best, especially those with loved ones caught in the midst of the […]

Understanding Al-Shabaab Attacks in Kenya

In the last two weeks, al-Shabaab militants have conducted two attacks in Nairobi, Kenya. The first one happened on January, 15th. It was a horrific Dusit suicide bombing and an armed ambush that took lives of 21 people. It was soon followed by explosions at Odeon Cinema that injured two […]

Nairobi Hotel Attack: Al-Shabaab Continues Violence In Kenya

21 people were killed and dozens more injured this week when al-Shabaab militants stormed an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi. The attack began when security personnel at the DusitD2 Hotel were ambushed by gunmen, who detonated explosives inside the complex before opening fire on guests and workers as they were […]

Kenya’s Water Crisis

Millions of people around the world lack access to clean water and sanitation services. Water scarcity causes conflict as people and countries compete for the limited resource. As a water scarce country, over 80% of Kenya is arid or semi-arid land. Kenyans depend on water resources not only for drinking, […]