Obama speaks of violence in Burundi

“Burundi is a proud and beautiful country. But in recent months, the future of the land you love has been put at risk. Leaders have spewed hateful rhetoric. Terrible acts of violence have taken the lives of innocent men, women and children. From Burundi’s painful past, we know where this…

Same sex unions: how can we move towards change?

Public opinion is a major factor in harassment, discrimination and stigma against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in different African countries. Since LGBT activities are criminal and punishable by law in some states, members of the LGBT community live in fear and lack the freedom to express their…

Lucy K. Maroncha

Lucy Maroncha is a Kenyan freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Obama arrives in Ethiopia

Yesterday United States President Barack Obama arrived in Ethiopia where he is scheduled to stay for two days. He is the first serving U.S. president to visit the country. His plane arrived at Addis Ababa’s international airport on Sunday after his three-day visit in Kenya. He was greeted by the…

Obama discusses gay rights during Kenya visit

Obama addressed a few major issues in Kenya during his visit including corruption security, issues and gay rights. He urged Kenya to hold “visible” trials in order to tackle corruption, which he believes to be the “biggest impediment” to future growth in the country. He also spoke on joint operations…

Obama arrives in Kenya

Friday July 24, 2015, Obama arrived in Kenya, visiting for the first time as the United States President. Obama is scheduled to hold two-day talk with the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kneyatta and other government officials. Trade is a topic that will be highly discussed during his visit, however, Obama has…

Buhari meets Obama

Monday July 20, 2015, United States President Barack Obama met with Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari at the White House. Obama stated that the two of them planned to discuss furthering cooperation between their states on counter measures against the extremist group Boko Haram, amongst other issues. Garba Sheju, the senior…

Five Bloggers and journalists released in Addis Ababa

Wednesday July 8, 2015, five Ethiopian journalists and bloggers were released from prison in Addis Ababa after government prosecutors decided to drop the charges against them, reported Al Jazeera. The five had been imprisoned for over a year along with four others who remain in jail. It was reported by…

Obama to visit Kenya

Obama is set to visit Kenya for the first time since becoming President from July 24 to 26 for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) which he will co-host with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. In preparation for Obama’s visit the Nairobi Government has started to ‘beautify’ certain areas of the city….

Anti-gay protests in Nairobi

On Monday July 6, 2015, Kenyans took to the streets of Nairobi protesting homosexuality. This comes just days ahead of United States President Barack Obama’s scheduled trip to visit the country for the Global Leadership Summit to be held in Nairobi. The point of the rally was to warn Obama…