| Jan 4, 2008
President Mwai Kibaki said Thursday that he was willing to meet with opposition leaders, but only when peace was restored in Kenya.
Hopes of a political settlement to help end the bloodshed and protests over Kenya's disputed presidential election...
| Jul 22, 2007
THANGATHI, KENYA -- The boy was feverish, vomiting, and wouldn't eat. His mother rushed him to a village clinic, suspecting measles, typhoid or one of the other usual childhood ailments found in Kenya's central highlands.
Instead, the doctor diagnosed...
| Jan 24, 2008
I first started working in Kenya when conducting research for my master's degree in 1991 at the University of Nairobi. It was a time of great hope and excitement. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, we saw a resurgence of democracy's "third wave," and it...
| Jul 10, 2008
Honked off by Los Angeles pump prices? Cheer up. You could be commuting in Oslo, where gasoline costs $9.85 a gallon and filling up a Mini Cooper would set you back $130.
That's the priciest petrol on a list of world gas prices released Wednesday by...
| Aug 16, 2009
Bethe and Marcel Dufresne of Old Mystic are reporting for The Courant on a journey to Kenya by some 40 doctors, nurses, teachers, librarians, business people and others working with American Friends of Kenya, a nonprofit organization based in Norwich with...
| Aug 16, 2009
It began, like so many relationships do today, over the Internet.
Four years ago Wesleyan University student Kennedy Odede was living in the chaotic Nairobi slum where he grew up, in a 10-by-10-foot shack without running water, basic sanitation or...
| Aug 18, 2009
"Where you from?" asked the small boy hawking candy bars whose face barely reached the windowpane of the van stalled in Nairobi traffic.
"U.S.A.," a voice inside said.
" Obama!" the child responded with a twinkle and a grin.
The van had no sign...
| Aug 19, 2009
One by one, the women stood up to tell their stories.
They were mothers, in one case a grandmother, to some of the 45 girls chosen from more than 300 applicants to form the premiere class of the first school for girls in Kibera, Nairobi's largest slum....
| Aug 20, 2009
Hartford lawyer Kevin McNally has been on safari in the most beautiful regions of Kenya during three previous trips to the country. But he's never felt as happy here as he was Wednesday morning handing out Gummy Bears to children in Kibera, Nairobi's...
| Aug 21, 2009
The children of Igamba School, dressed in not-exactly-uniform green, warily eyed the young American woman.
All the students were on their best behavior for the Thursday visit by teachers from American Friends of Kenya. But what could Rebecca Clarke,...
| Aug 22, 2009
Books are in short supply everywhere in Kenya, and that's tough on a population of avid readers. But in its five years of existence, American Friends of Kenya has done more than donate 150,000 books. It has helped libraries organize and share them.