In many parts of Africa, people living with autism and related developmental disabilities are socially isolated. Most African communities often perceive disabilities as a curse. In this story, Africa Uncensored features the voices of experts and families raising children with Autism- a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects social skills, communication and behavior. This feature dives into dietary needs for children with autism, possible symptoms, as well as raising and understanding people living with autism.
The Kenyan government's new tax proposals that seek to boost revenue collection and cut public borrowing have been met with much opposition, especially from Kenyans who already fill the burden of a high cost of living.
The GMO ban in Kenya was a pre-requisite for the agricultural component of the US-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership to be realized but it does not augur well for the people of Kenya.
In this the second of a series on smallholder agriculture titled the Challenge of Feeding Ourselves, Christine Gatwiri looks at the Mwea irrigation ecosystem as a model for adoption by small-scale farmers.
We hear the term 'White Saviourism' and think it only applies to the egregious examples we see on Social Media but it applies much broader to include brown saviours, many development institutions, certain forms of Western knowledge and perhaps even you! Themrise Khan, Dickson Kanakulya and Maïka Sondarjee have put together a great book to address this, White Saviorism in International Development: Theories, Practices and Lived Experiences. If you enjoy this episode, you can get your copy here.
The path to alleviating food insecurity is layered with complex challenges and GMOs are not a one-size-fits-all solution.
There are strong echoes across Africa of the recession of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The reappearance of recession, debt and structural adjustment to the continent reminds us of the fundamental contradiction of capitalism.
Kenyans were justifiably enthusiastic when the Ministry of Lands began digitizing land records in 2018. But so far only about a third of the records of properties in Nairobi have been digitized. A fully functional ArdhiSasa portal holding all land and property records in the country will enhance the financial services sector’s role in facilitating land and property transactions.
In the latest controversies about race and ancient Egypt, both the warring ‘North Africans as white’ and ‘black Africans as Afrocentrists’ camps find refuge in the empty-yet-powerful discourse of precolonial excellence.
For black women in particular, the individual pursuit of a soft, consumption-driven life is a fragile approach to securing social justice.
The weakness of central state institutions has enabled the paramilitary Janjaweed to carve out its own power base. An attempt to muscle in on this power by the army has led to the current crisis and leaves hopes of a transition to civilian rule in tatters.
The Kenyan government's new tax proposals that seek to boost revenue collection and cut public borrowing have been met with much opposition, especially from Kenyans who already fill the burden of a high cost of living. The Elephant's Joe Kobuthi speaks to economist and former Laikipia governor Nderitu Muriithi.