December 13, 2012 Zakale Creations is a jewelry-designing operation that employs 30 young people — former thieves and prostitutes. The Nairobi-based operation is the brainchild of John Mucheru, himself a former mugger.
October 11, 2012 By tracking nearly 15 million cellphones in Kenya, scientists mapped out how malaria spreads through the Texas-sized country. The findings pinpoint areas where efforts to control malaria would be the most effective. One day, the data may help guide alert systems for phones that remind travelers to use bed nets.
August 12, 2012 Kenya's winning marathoners mainly fill up on high-carb vegetarian dishes like ugali, a cornmeal mush, and githeri, boiled corn and kidney beans. It's a bland diet, but it seems to help them excel at middle- and long-distance running.
March 8, 2012 Discovery of fossilized footprints in the Arabian desert tells us that elephants have lived in complex families for 7 million years. Elephants have adapted to changing conditions for millenia, but can they withstand the stresses we humans inflict today?
September 12, 2011 Hundreds of people reportedly were trying to collect fuel from a broken tank. A cigarette tossed into an open sewer may have triggered the blast.
January 28, 2011 Two distinct elephant populations near Mount Kenya have been united with the opening of Africa's first dedicated elephant underpass.The elephants can now safely cross under a major regional highway.
October 28, 2010 Kenya’s foreign minister has been forced to step down over a questionable land deal — the second sign this week that investigators are taking aim at Kenya’s notorious corruption problem.
September 15, 2010 A software company in Nairobi is using the cell phone as central business tool, lowering the barrier of entry for small businesses in Africa.