Reality TV Takes Kenya by Storm 

Kenya is typically known for having some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world with majestic creatures like a proud herd of elephants gliding quietly through long grasses midday. The East African nation is an amazing place that offers ethnic diversity and a beautiful and active culture, but there are also numerous challenges that often keep its people struggling.…

World Elephant Day – August 12

  Do you love elephants? Well August 12th is World Elephant Day, a day not solely for celebrating these beautiful creatures, but also to raise awareness about elephant conservation. Elephants are known for forming strong family bonds and researchers have found that “elephants are capable of complex thought and deep feeling” including grief; they are known to…

NASA strongholds Erupt into Chaos

  The Kenya Presidential seat was not only hotly contested, but proved to be bitterly divisive. The recalcitrant National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition claimed that the voting system had been hacked and thus, prevented their preferred candidate, Raila Odinga from clinching the much-coveted seat. Tension has been rising in the country throughout the week as…

Uhuru Kenyatta Re-Elected President

At exactly 10:15 pm EAT on August 11th, 2017, incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta was re-elected as the President of Kenya with over 8 million votes. The long day finally ended with the Chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Wafula Chebukati, announcing the election results at the Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi. The Kenyan general elections were…

IAAF Championship Highlights

African Athletes Impress at IAAF Championships in London At the 2017 World Championships of the Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), currently underway in London, quite a few African athletes have visited the podium to collect even more glorious hardware for their respective countries. As expected, runners from Kenya are dominating the long distance events, particularly…

Erna Brodber: Caribbean Storyteller of Diasporic History

Caribbean history is generally marred by its colonial past and unequivocal injustices, highlighting the crucial need for modern literary heroes who write from a meaningful and often forgotten perspective of African diasporic people. Social activist and novelist Erna Brodber is one such voice. Her books and literary articles shine a light on all aspects of Jamaican culture, including gender, parenthood, music,…