A UN report released in April this year indicates that Female genital mutilation is strongly anchored in the customs and traditions of 29 African countries. Globally, an estimated 130-140 million girls and women have undergone some form of female genital mutilation. In the small West African nation of Gambia, the practice is rampant despite the […]
It has been three years since one of the most brazen terror attacks on Kenyan soil, the siege of the Westgate Shopping mall in Nairobi took place. 67 people were killed during the attack, and hundreds others were injured. There are still many hanging questions about the attack, but how are survivors coping? Africa Uncensored […]
Africa Uncensored conducted its maiden training on Investigative Journalism, Investigate 101. The training program was led by international journalists, Steve Holloway and Judy Asslet. The training program is annual feature in the Africa Uncensored calendar and is meant to give upcoming investigative journalists a chance to sharpen their skills.
The recent conflict in South-South Sudan has left over 300 people dead and thousands of South Sudanese are currently living as refugees in neighbouring countries such as Uganda, Ethiopia, and Kenya. While the country bleeds, a recent investigation revealed that some of South Sudan’s leaders have profited from the war, and stolen funds meant for […]
There is little that can be more difficult to deal with then the denial of your freedom. Every person, murderer or petty criminal who has been sent to jail knows that. The hard labour, long, empty hours aside, freedom is what most convicts will tell you they miss. In Lang’ata women’s prison in Nairobi, Kenya, […]
Grabbing of public school lands in Kenya continues to escalate even as the government reiterates its fabled commitment to bring perpetrators to book. Early this year, Lands Cabinet Secretary Professor Jacob Kaimenyi directed that all public schools be issued with title deeds. Few weeks later, the land on which Naka Primary School in Nakuru sits […]
Unyakuzi wa kimabavu wa ardhi ya umma umekuwa donda sugu nchini tangu Kenya ilipopata uhuru mwaka 1963. Licha ya kuwepo kwa sheria zinazolinda ardhi ya umma, mabepari wamekuwa wakinyakua ardhi zikiwemo za shule bila kuchukuliwa hatua zozote. Makala Hati Dhalimu yanaangazia unyakuzi wa ardhi za shule ya msingi ya Naka, Kaunti ya Nakuru, na shule […]
There are many sayings that imply the importance of protecting our children’s future: plant a tree today, so that your children may enjoy its shade, or the more literal – our children are the future. But are they? Thousands of school children in at least 158 schools whose land has been grabbed would question this. […]