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United Nations in Kenya Committed to Universal Health Care

Attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC) or Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)3 on health is a substantive human rights agenda that requires sincere and collaborative action across all parts of…  



The Weinstein effect


Driven to extremes - Poverty fuels violent extremism

Poverty is a blight, and one that disproportionately affects sub-Saharan Africa. It is a vast and complex issue whose tentacles reach into many areas, including climate change, sustainable development…  


Promise or peril? Africa’s 830 million young people by 2050

2016 was the deadliest for migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean, with at least 3800 deaths recorded. Most know the dangers they face on the route, yet still choose the possibility of death…  


Responding to drought must be sustainable, not piecemeal

Food security in Kenya has deteriorated significantly since the end of 2016. According to UNICEF, nearly 110,000 children under-five need treatment, up from 75,300 in August 2016. Waterholes and…  


From Barriers to Bridges: Transforming the Ethiopia-Kenya Border Region

Consider this. The communities around the Kenya-Ethiopia border in Moyale-Borona area have long been associated with internecine violence, extreme poverty, and environmental stress. These have led to…  


For societies to thrive, we must ensure gender equality

Gender inequality is costing sub Saharan Africa US$ 95 billion annually in lost revenue. In a corporate setting, that extent of losses would call for a serious reset of the business’s operational…  


Turkana county inspires hope for future human security

The barren semi-desert Turkana region is home to about a million people. For a large part of the mainly nomadic pastoralist inhabitants of the area today, surviving in what is easily the harshest…  


Why Kenya must create a million new jobs annually

It is estimated that 3000 Kenyans are born every day, a million a year (PDF). With a median age of 18 years, Kenya is witnessing a massive youth bulge, which could either be a demographic dividend, or…  

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