54gene Raises $4.5 Million for World’s Largest Pan-African Bio Bank

When discussing the issue of ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity, many people think about the United States because of its history; after all, America is a country that has been largely shaped by immigration. Once we look beyond North America, however, we start seeing countries with far greater rates of diversity, to wit: Tanzania, Uganda,…

The Lomong Brothers: Lost Boys of Sudan Become American Track Stars

 Humanitarian author Dave Eggers, known for quirky best-sellers such as A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, is currently on a tour promoting his latest novel, The Parade, which centers on the lives of two foreign contractors working on a civil engineering project in South Sudan. Eggers is not a stranger to writing about this troubled African…

Hungary Unveils Annual Kenya Scholarships

Seeking Closer Diplomatic Relations, Hungary Offers More Scholarships to Kenyan Students. In late March and early April, government officials from Kenya and Hungary met in Budapest for the purpose of increasing diplomatic relations and discussing matters such as trade, health and education. The Kenyan group invited to Hungary was headed by Justin Muturi, Speaker of…

US Secretary of State Concludes Africa Visit Earlier Than Expected

The first major visit to the African region from a high-profile American official in the troubled Trump administration was cut short due to diplomatic issues between the United States and North Korea. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a former oil industry leader who has been at odds with President Donald Trump on various issues, participated…

Major Tennis Tournament Could be Played in Kenya Thanks to Serena Williams

The most dominant tennis star in the world wants to see greater participation in Africa, and she thinks that hosting a major international tournament in Kenya should be the first step. United States tennis legend Serena Williams recently stated that she would like to see a Women’s Tennis Association tournament staged in Kenya for the…