Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’

Burundi’s Political Crisis

Burundi's Political Crisis

#Burundi's President #PierreNkurunziza gave a bizarre press conference to the international media over the weekend. He made no mention of last week’s coup. Instead he said there was a threat against #Burundi, #Uganda and #Kenya from #AlShabab.


Al-Shabaab Recruiting in Kenya

Al-Shabaab Recruiting in Kenya

As we approach the one year anniversary of the Westgate shopping mall siege in Nairobi, we’ve been taking a closer look at the Al-Qaeda linked Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab, which claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. It appears to be targeting Kenyans in its latest recruitment drive, rather than Somalis. Some of those new recruits […]


Reporting on Kenya’s Oil Prospects

Reporting on Kenya's Oil Prospects

The second report from our recent trip to #Turkana in Northern #Kenya has been broadcast on the #BBC . It looks at the prospects for oil in this remote region of the country. Turkana is one of the poorest parts of Kenya but it is also potentially the richest, thanks to the large underground aquifers that […]


Reporting on the Drought in Turkana

Reporting on the Drought in Turkana

I’m on assignment in #Turkana , Northern #Kenya , which is experiencing one of the worst droughts in living memory. This image was taken in a small settlement outside of Lodwar where many of the inhabitants have fled due to the drought. When we got there the baby lamb had just died from hunger and […]


Moving closer to an HIV free generation in Africa

Moving closer to an HIV free generation in Africa

#Africa carries the biggest burden of #HIV in the world, but the picture is improving through a concerted effort to prevent mother to infant infections.A combination of drugs and education programmes means that only half as many HIV-positive mothers in Africa are now passing on the virus to their babies, compared to a decade ago.We […]


Westgate siege: A family's dramatic survival story

Westgate siege: A family's dramatic survival story

Almost two weeks after the siege at Nairobi’s #Westgate shopping centre, the testimony of those caught inside and who then managed to escape, still has the power to shock.  During the siege one of the iconic images showed a mother lying on the floor, protecting her two children. Her name is Faith Wambua. She was […]


Malaria Spreading In Africa Due To Global Warming

Malaria Spreading In Africa Due To Global Warming

It was World Malaria day this week. The desease remains one of the biggest killers in Sub-Sahara Africa. Sadly we are seeing malaria spreading in Africa. I travelled with my colleague Anne Soy to Kisumu on the banks of Lake Victoria, a traditional malaria hotspot and home to Kemri, Kenya’s main research centre into the […]


The Supreme Court of Kenya Ruling

These photos were taken on my iphone outside the Supreme Court of Kenya on the day of it’s ruling on the validity of the country’s presidential elections. The decision came late at 5pm. At first light a large exclusion zone was set up around the court. As the day wore on more and more supporters […]


Painting Slogans of Peace as Kenya Votes

Painting Slogans of Peace as Kenya Votes

This is my favourite image from the day that Kenyans voted in the 2013 elections. I took it on the streets of Kibera, Nairobi’s largest slum. The guy in question is a local artist, Solomon Muyundo, aka SOLO 7. He took to the streets during the 2008 violence that followed Kenya’s last election, painting slogans […]


More on the Maasai and Semadep Safari Camp

More on the Maasai and Semadep Safari Camp

This is James Ole Lesaloi, the man behind an ambitious project in Kenya to help the local Maasai community finally begin to benefit from the many tourists that come to Africa’s most famous safari destination, the Maasai Mara game reserve.


Hanging out with the Maasai at Semadepcamp

I spent a few days this week living with the Maasai near the Mara, through a community run project called Semadepcamp that aims to help the local community benefit from the many tourists who flock to this part of Kenya. The two guys in this photo, Denis and Tubula, looked after us during our stay. […]


Photo: On The Trainline at Kibera

Photo: On The Trainline at Kibera

I came across this young lady, sitting all on her own on an active railway line, in Kibera, one of Africa’s largest slums. I asked around and soon discovered her mother was not far away and keeping a close eye on her. The railway line is where she spends her time while her mom runs […]


What’s Behind the Rise of Islamic Extremism in Kenya

What's Behind the Rise of Islamic Extremism in Kenya

Mombasa’s main beach, hardly a tourist in sight during what should be a busy period. Local traders say the recent riots in Kenya’s coastal city, following the killing of a Muslim cleric, has scared away many foreign visitors. It’s feared there could be more unrest, as support for Islamic extremism grows.


Kenya’s Tana Delta Massacre

Kenya's Tana Delta Massacre

Kilelengwani village in Kenya’s Tana Delta, the site of a massacre on the 10th of Sept 2012, which left 38 people dead. The village was completely destroyed. Only the mosque was left standing.


Will Kenya’s Next Elections Be Violent?

Will Kenya's Next Elections Be Violent?

Graffiti on a downtown wall in Nairobi, summing up how some Kenyans feel about their politicians. Kenya’s elections are still more than six months away, but judging by the daily media coverage, you would think they were happening next month. This is a crucial election for the country as it will be the first time […]


How British Aid Is Spent In Dadaab

Earlier this month I had the privilege of going on assignment for the BBC to Dadaab in Kenya to film a story about how British aid is being spent in the world’s largest refugee camp. We followed a consignment of water and sanitation equipment paid for by the British public from start to finish, beginning […]


On My Way To Dadaab

On My Way To Dadaab

I’m travelling to the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya this week to film a story for the BBC with world affairs correspondent, Mike Wooldridge. We’ll be looking at how the millions of pounds donated by the British public is being spent on the ground to help those affected by the region’s worst drought […]