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Kevin Mwanza

Kenyan schools learn ABC of court to preserve playgrounds

Apr 23 2019

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Head teachers in Kenya have enough trouble keeping order and teaching basics. Now they need to learn the wily ways of court to protect their grounds from property developers keen to exploit thousands of schools that lack deeds.

'Islands of wealth in a sea of slums'? Kenya divided over satellite cities

Mar 18 2019

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On the outskirts of Nairobi, vast tracts of agricultural land are seeing a new type of growth, as steel rods and concrete pillars set into the red earth reach into the Kenyan sky.

War, hunger and a housing boom: welcome to Africa's most crowded city

Dec 11 2018

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Conflict, drought and floods have pushed a record number of Somalis into Mogadishu, making it Africa's most crowded city, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 1-Kenya struggles to give life to futuristic 'Silicon Savannah' city

Dec 11 2018

KONZA, Kenya, Dec 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - L abourers milled around an unfinished eight-storey building in an expansive field in Konza dotted with zebra and antelope - the only visible sign of progress in a decade-old plan to make Kenya into Africa's leading technology hub by 2030.

CORRECTED-FEATURE-Kenya struggles to give life to futuristic 'Silicon Savannah' city

Dec 11 2018

KONZA, Kenya, Dec 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - L abourers milled around an unfinished eight-storey building in an expansive field in Konza dotted with zebra and antelope - the only visible sign of progress in a decade-old plan to make Kenya into Africa's leading technology hub by 2030.

Deadly ranch invasion shows land-use conflicts in Kenya - experts

Dec 03 2018

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Renewed invasions of private ranches by herders in Kenya's northern Laikipia region a year after similar invasions led to deadly conflicts is a sign of cracks in the country's land use system, experts said on Wednesday.

African fishing communities face 'extinction' as blue economy grows: experts

Nov 26 2018

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fishing communities along Africa's coastline are at a greater risk of extinction as countries eye oceans for tourism, industrial fishing and exploration revenue to jumpstart their "blue economies," U.N. experts and activists said on Monday.

New Kenyan coastguard to stop foreigners stealing 'our fish'

Nov 20 2018

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The launch of a coastguard in Kenya - one of a handful in Africa - could cut illegal fishing and boost the economy, experts said on Tuesday, although the service only has one boat so far.

African countries should 'decolonize' water, recognize customary rights: report

Oct 28 2018

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - African governments should recognize customary rights to water for millions of small farmers who have been sidelined or "criminalized" by permit systems created during the colonial era, said a report published on Monday.

Evicted Kenyans demand compensation after mining firm exits

Oct 11 2018

KERIO VALLEY, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nathaniel Tumo was astounded when an excavator arrived at his farm in western Kenya four years ago and started digging for minerals, almost bringing down his house.

World News

Hong Kong protesters throng streets under heavy rain

At least 100,000 anti-government protesters joined a mass rally in Hong Kong on Sunday, filling major thoroughfares in heavy rain in the eleventh week of what have been often violent demonstrations in the Asian financial hub.