Catherine Soi

Catherine Soi

Africa

Kenya recycling activists turn ocean plastics into dhow

A 60-foot dhow made entirely out of recycled ocean plastics and flip-flops is being built on Kenya's coast.

Kenya recycling activists turn ocean plastics into dhow

Africa

Kenyan police accused of using excessive force during election

Human rights groups are accusing police in Kenya of using excessive force against protesters following last week's presidential election rerun.

Kenyan police accused of using excessive force during election

Politics

Kenyans divided over second vote as uncertainty looms

Kenyans go to the polls on Thursday for a second time this year after the Supreme Court annulled the August election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta. But there are fears of a flawed vote and the consequences that could have on the country.

Kenyans divided over second vote as uncertainty looms

Politics

Kenya celebrates Heroes Day amid political crisis

Kenya is celebrating Heroes Day, a public holiday that honours the country’s freedom fighters.

Kenya celebrates Heroes Day amid political crisis

Africa

Severely wounded of Somalia’s deadliest blast flown to Turkey

More than 300 people have died after twin bomb blasts in Somalia on Saturday, with 40 of the most severely wounded flown to Turkey for further treatment.

Severely wounded of Somalia’s deadliest blast flown to Turkey

Politics

Kenyan presidential vote rerun hurting economy

The rerun of the presidential election in Kenya is dividing the public.

Kenyan presidential vote rerun hurting economy

Africa

Lawyer who helped Boko Haram schoolgirls' release wins UN award

The founder of a school for orphaned children in Nigeria has won a top United Nations award. The UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award honours people who dedicate their lives to helping victims of war.

Lawyer who helped Boko Haram schoolgirls' release wins UN award

Africa

Nigeria: Sukur Kingdom fights to preserve UNESCO status

A kingdom in northern Nigeria is trying to recover three years after a devastating attack by Boko Haram.

Nigeria: Sukur Kingdom fights to preserve UNESCO status

Africa

Birth complications kill around 50,000 Nigerian women a year

In Nigeria, about 50,000 women die every year because of birth-related complications. It often happens while giving birth at home. Culture, cost and distance keep many from going to hospitals.

Birth complications kill around 50,000 Nigerian women a year

Africa

Nigerians return home to rebuild lives shattered by Boko Haram

Attacks by Boko Haram have left a trail of destruction throughout northeast Nigeria. With government control restored, families are now returning home to find their villages and towns destroyed.

Nigerians return home to rebuild lives shattered by Boko Haram

Africa

Nigeria community leaders try to quell farmer-herder conflict

Leaders of rival communities in Nigeria are trying to stop the war between Christian farmers and Muslim cattle herders.

Nigeria community leaders try to quell farmer-herder conflict

Africa

Nigeria: Boko Haram exploiting poor children for suicide attacks

Recruiters from the Nigerian armed group Boko Haram are targeting people living in extreme poverty and using them to fuel the group's violent campaign in northern Nigeria.

Nigeria: Boko Haram exploiting poor children for suicide attacks