Kenya

Young, gay and vulnerable: The African outcasts living in constant danger
Reportage

Young, gay and vulnerable: The African outcasts living in constant danger

Waiting to walk out — Kenya has become a safe haven for those fleeing war and famine in neighbouring states. But in secret hideaways and temporary homes, LGBT refugees are being forced – once again – to hide their true selves instead of walking out into the world with pride.

Written by: Jacob Kushner

Don’t be a dick: an expert’s guide to volunteering abroad
Activism

Don’t be a dick: an expert’s guide to volunteering abroad

Don't be a white saviour. Don't. — It’s easy to alienate people as a rich white person in a foreign land. If you’re thinking about volunteering abroad or working for an NGO, here are five things to think about to ensure your contribution is positive.

Written by: Alex King

Nairobi’s bus drivers are hustling to get the most pimped out rides
Film

Nairobi’s bus drivers are hustling to get the most pimped out rides

Commuting just got swag — Matatuism: Stylising A Rebel explores the creative subculture of Nairobi busses, which compete to give passengers the most unforgettable ride.

Written by: Alex King

Running culture is transforming lives in Kenya and beyond
Activism

Running culture is transforming lives in Kenya and beyond

Pacing up that hill — Kenya is famed for its world-class runners. In his new documentary, Spencer MacDonald introduces us to some of those leading the way in their sport, and using their prowess to support their communities at home.

Written by: Christopher Sanders

Kenyan rapper Octopizzo found his voice when he chose to lift up his community
Activism

Kenyan rapper Octopizzo found his voice when he chose to lift up his community

Calling bullshit on foreign aid and broken promises — Look at Kibera, Africa’s largest slum, through Octopizzo’s eyes and you’ll see talent everywhere. The Kenyan rapper brings colour and true upliftment by giving back to his own roots.

Written by: Alex King

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