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  • Kibera, La Ciudad Sin Nombre

    Un grupo de japoneses cruza las vías del Uganda Railway Line, que atraviesa Kibera, el mayor suburbio de Nairobi y de África, y asciende por la cuesta jalonada de chabolas. Algunos llevan paraguas para protegerse del sol; otros, botas de agua para cuidar los pies de todo

  • Pueblos en peligro

    {image-1} Mary Mukamy, Njami Mugo, Joyce Wangasi y decenas de mujeres de toda edad del llamado Irura Women Group de Nanyuki, en Kenia, esperan a pleno sol a los periodistas invitados por el International Reporting Project (IRP), de la John Hopkins University de Washington, para tratar asuntos de salud familiar

  • Mucha población, poca planificación

    El crecimiento excesivo de población se ha convertido en muchos países en un problema para el propio desarrollo. Sucede en Kenia, que de seguir así doblará su población, 41 millones, en dos décadas. Un periodista del Daily Nation, Samuel Siringi, nos

  • Fighting AIDS in Obama’s Ancestral Land

    World AIDS Day is approaching, and it's time, once again, for an accounting. In the roughly 30 years since the disease was recognized, more than 25 million (pdf) have died from it. An estimated 34 million (pdf) are living with it; 2.5 million new infections are recorded each year.

  • Mombasa Rising? Secessionist Movement Grows on Kenya’s Coast

    Kenya's Coast Province boasts of wealth of opportunity -- pristine beaches, deluxe hotels, a major port and an oil refinery -- but for locals in the picturesque city of Mombasa, it's hardly a paradise. Years of land grabbing and cronyism have made them squatters on their own ancestral

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  • Political Centralization in Africa

     "Maybe Africa needs a different theory of political centralization": From "Roots of Political Centralization in Africa" by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson: "Seen from a wider perspective, the development of the strong central state we described in our previous post in Rwanda is anomalous in African history. Though
  • Elephant Underpass

    Elephant populations are becoming increasingly fragmented: From "Road to Recovery?" in National Geographic: "An African elephant approaches an underpass beneath the busy Nanyuki-Meru road in northern Kenya... "The first of its kind for elephants, the underpass will ideally provide a safe corridor for the large mammals to move throughout the
  • La perca del Nilo y otras invasiones

    La ciuda de Kisumu, en Kenia, apenas besa una esquina del lago Victoria, lo bastante como para coger un barquito en Kiboko Bay y perderse en sus aguas repletas de historias donde se sigue viviendo y pescando de modo artesanal. Es hermoso. Desde abajo y desde arriba, cuando
  • Africa Progress Report

    A progress report on jobs, justice, and equity for Africa: "The Africa Progress Panel Report — Jobs, Justice and Equity for Africa" by Kevin Watkins, Brookings: "In the bullish environment at last week’s World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in Addis Ababa, the launch of the Africa Progress
  • Kenya in Transition

    An interview with Kenya’s Vice President and Minister for Home Affairs Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka: From Kenya in Transition: A Conversation with Vice President Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka: "Few countries have experienced transitions as dramatic as those occurring now in the Republic of Kenya. Just in the past year, Kenyans

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