Eastern Africa



Zimbabwe’s Emma Madziva stands at attention as a medal is pinned on her left breast pocket, just next to her name tag. The five-feet-three-inches-tall peacekeeper now proudly wears her first-ever United Nations medal, honouring her peacekeeping work Read more

South Sudan

Girls in Tanzania’s Mara region participate in an alternative rites of passage camp at the UNFPA-supported Masanga Centre

© UNFPA - Mandela Gregoire.

“Without safe houses, girls will be cut,” said human rights activist Rhobi Samwelly, who runs two safe houses for girls in the Butiama and Serengeti districts of Tanzania’s largely rural Mara region. “During the cutting season, you can’t get Read more


Refugees in Uganda's Imvepi Camp.

Photo - UNMISS

The UN’s refugee agency wasted tens of millions of dollars in Uganda in 2017, overpaying for goods and services, awarding major contracts improperly, and failing to avoid fraud, corruption, and waste, according to a damning internal probe. Read more


The huge boulders at Wanjenuwa

Picture by Samuel Okiror - IRIN

The town of Bukalasi and nearby villages were worst affected: 144 houses washed away, at least 46 people killed, dozens injured, 858 displaced, and 12,000 left at risk of further landslides, according to statistics from the Office of the Prime Read more


Customer Service is important to the success of Kenya’s hospitality industry

Pic by FrameStockFootages

A grim picture has recently been presented in a survey by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS); that of a whopping 7 million Kenyans currently unemployed with only 1.4 million desperately looking for work. The dire times have resulted in Read more

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