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From The Elephant

In a Kenya coping with COVID-19 restrictions, circumcision season presents an impossible choice between tradition and civil obedience.

To those who did not know Emma Gama Pinto, she was just “the wife of Pio Gama Pinto,” the Kenyan anticolonial fighter, but to those who knew her, she was fearless in her own right.

Kenya's Deputy President, William Ruto, wants to be president. He projects himself as a go-getter. But there is a more sinister story behind his hustler narrative.

At the largest gathering of black people he had ever seen together in Amsterdam, the author, originally from Kenya, wonder why they knew so little of each other.

Why the World Food Program doesn't deserve the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

Kenya's 2010 Constitution put limits on men's dominance of public institutions, including parliament. Since then, men have done everything to sabotage it, but also to scrap it altogether.

Arresting and jailing Kenya's poor isn't working to cut crime or protect people's rights. We need something else.

Kenya needs to understand the Oromo cause and what is happening across the border in Ethiopia.

How climate change is threatening lives in Kenya.

Regular Kenyans try to survive the economic fallout from the coronavirus.

The former Chief Justice of Kenya on why only a popular movement to defend the constitution can counter corruption and inequality.

For all the PR, Kenya does not pose a serious threat to the five veto-holding permanent members on the UN Security Council.

Uhuru Kenyatta's political war against his deputy president and supposed ally, William Ruto.

The periodic evictions of poor families in Nairobi follows in a long tradition in Kenya, dating to colonialism, to keep the city as a space for the elite.

A series of social and political interventions are required to bring down Kenya’s startling teenage pregnancy statistics.

Rapper Khaligraph Jones (government name: Brian Ouko Robert) chronicles the challenges faced by young people in Nairobi, Kenya.

A Kenyan investigative journalist reflects on the capture of a genocidaire in Paris after 26 years on the run and its significance to the families of the victims left in his wake.

On the one year anniversary of his death, we remember Kenyan writer and commentator Binyavanga Wainaina.

The fundamental flaws in President Uhuru Kenyatta's plan to make jails profitable.

The United States’ military operations in Somalia are not well known because they'e carried out secretly or via proxies. COVID-19 hasn't slowed them down.