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Kitui’s Stalled Umaa Dam

As Masinga dam continues to spill excess water following heavy rainfall, Umaa dam in Kitui County lies empty and incomplete. For the seven years that it has been so, County residents have experienced drought in dry seasons and floods in rainy seasons. Water shortage, their greatest need, has however persisted throughout all seasons. When will this end?

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Lake Ol Bolossat: Kenya’s Dying Lake

Lake Ol Bolossat is Central Kenya’s only natural lake. Thanks to increased human activity and encroachment, it is constantly at a risk of drying up for good. Can anything be done to save this lake?

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New Ebola Outbreak Kills 17 in DR Congo

The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has declared a new outbreak of Ebola after two cases of the deadly disease were reported in Northwest of the country.

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Ol Bolossat: Kenya’s “Unknown” Lake

Lake Ol Bolossat, located in Nyandarua county, may not immediately be known to many. After all, for most Kenyans, their one and only encounter with the lake was during Geography classes. Yet as the Central region’s only natural lake and one of the sources of the Ewaso Ng’iro river, it is just as important as any other water body not just in Central Kenya alone but in the whole country. Read More

Press Freedom in Kenya: A Veteran Journalist’s Perspective

Veteran Kenyan journalist Catherine Gicheru shares her candid thoughts on press freedom in the country then and now and the emergence of new media which has totally redefined journalism while also opening a new front with regards to media freedom.

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Why Ndaka-ini dam is not yet full despite the ravaging rains

Kenyans have for the last few weeks been left wondering why reports reaching them indicated that Ndaka-ini dam, one of the major sources of water for Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, and surrounding regions, is not full despite the ongoing heavy rains. The Africa Uncensored team has been on the ground looking for answers to this puzzle.

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Your Story: Nairobi’s Graffiti Godfather

Swift, as he is popularly known, is a trailblazer in the graffiti artistry scene in the country. Self-driven and motivated, he has mastered his craft and travels around the world doing what he knows best: paint his heart out. When he’s not doing that, he’s mentoring the next generation of graffiti artists because as he puts it, “Art is life” and it must live on long after him.

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End of the River – Part 4

In the final of End of the River, Africa Uncensored’s John-Allan Namu takes a look at the heart of the Laikipia conflict that pits herders from local pastoralist communities against large ranch and conservancy owners.

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Kenya’s New Education Curriculum: Better Students or Bitter Future?

Critics of Kenya’s education system have been unanimous in calling it out for its failure to address critical aspects of growth from a tender age to being in tune with the present. Now that Kenya has rolled out a new curriculum, are things going to be any better? Does the new system address all the concerns raised about the system it is replacing? Africa Uncensored’s Joy Kirigia sought to find out in third installment of our education series focusing on the new curriculum.

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End of the River – Part 3

In the third episode of End of the River, Africa Uncensored’s John-Allan Namu explores the expansive Laikipia county looking for answers to the perennial conflict pitting owners of large ranches and conservancies, the government of Kenya and the pastoralist communities neighbouring them who keep on invading the ranches and conservancies in search of water and pasture. In 2017, the conflict came to a head with the murder of one of the shareholders of the larger ranches, Tristan Voorspuy and the injuring of another, renowned rancher-turned-conservationist, Kuki Gallman.

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