Be informed. Be challenged. Be inspired.

Kenya vows to cut emissions as dirty stoves and fuels kill 21,500 a year

Kenya cooking

Nairobi, KenyaThomson Reuters Foundation More than 21,500 Kenyans die each year from cooking with traditional fuels like charcoal and firewood, new government data showed on Tuesday, as authorities pledged to meet a global goal of universal access to clean cooking energy by 2030. The health risks were greatest in rural areas, where 90 per cent […]

As fruit trees fall, a hunger threat looms in Kenya

Planting in Kenya

Thomson Reuters Foundation When Leah Mutembei was growing up in Kajuki, a village in central Kenya, most farms were dotted with avocado and mango trees. “But now they have all gone,” the 32-year-old maize farmer said from her homestead, gesturing to the barren land nearby. “We had to cut them to make firewood and charcoal,” […]