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While her intention was to save Kitui South Game Reserve currently threatened to extinction by illegal logging and charcoal production. Charity Ngilu, the Governor of Kitui County instead unleashed a violent storm by banning production,...

From drought to floods, the impact of the global climate change has extended its tentacles to Africa. Notably, Kenya has felt the scourge of erratic rain patterns and extreme weather events. In the months...

Day two

On day one at the Sustainable Energy Forum for East Africa (In Kigali, Rwanda) there was a lot of chat about challenges facing the energy sector including of course, the money....

Day 1

“We’re at a point where there is much to be excited about – we’re at a point where the energy future is going to look very different to the past.” – Rachel...

Ketumbeine and Komolo villages are two distant communities in the Northern Zone of Tanzania. They did not have access to energy before Power Corner and Rafiki Power arrived on the scene and installed solar...

As we celebrated Women's Day this week, the story of my teenage years spent with my grandmother in a village in the highlands of western Cameroon came back to my mind. We lived in...

During the week of 8 March - International women's Day - Hivos is sharing stories of some of the amazing and powerful women we support worldwide. This year's theme is: “Rural and urban activists...

The world is on March 8 celebrating women activists spread across different realms, the scholars, policy makers, scientists and artists, you name it. For instance Dr. Vandana Shiva, leading movements to change both practice...

The provision of food has long been a reserve for women, in Africa, and this has trascended generations. It is considered one of the major gender roles for women. The failure to provide food...

In 2014, I was struck by a CNN interview with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, then Nigeria’s finance minister, in which she was asked about her country’s new draconian anti-LGBT law which had been signed just two months before. The “Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act”  criminalized public displays of affection between same-sex couples and restricted the work of LGBTI organizations.

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