Mathew Otieno

Mathew Otieno is a student of Geology at the University of Nairobi, in Kenya, who decided some time back to indulge his passion for writing in trying to bring some sense into a world gone mad. Apart from checking out rocks and writing, he is interested in making videos and freelancing as a graphic designer. He blogs at

Why is Diane Shima Rwigara in a Rwandan jail?
8 Nov 2017 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: Africa, democracy, human rights, Rwanda
Perhaps the country is not the model of women's rights that it seems.

What the annulment of Kenya’s presidential election means for Africa
5 Sep 2017 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: Africa, democracy, elections, Kenya
It is a lesson in independence for all judiciaries.

Emmanuel Macron was wrong on Africa - as were most of his critics
28 Jul 2017 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: abortion, Africa, colonialism, demography, international aid, over-population
With 'defenders' like these, who needs enemies?

Is China colonising Africa?
8 Jun 2017 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: africa, china, colonialism, development
That’s a rather patronising, post-colonial question.

Progress and failure in Africa: two steps forward, one step back
22 May 2017 | HARAMBEE |  
How the continent is faring after four months of 2017

The Grand Inga
24 Apr 2017 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: Democratic Republic of Congo, democratic republic of congo, ecology, grand inga dam
The Congo River may soon have the largest power station on earth

How one Nairobi woman saves young mothers from the pressure to abort
11 Apr 2017 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: abortion, Marie Stopes International, marie stopes international, pregnancy support
Domitila Ayot is a humble heroine of the slums.

Africa is topping the right lists
23 Mar 2017 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: clean air, environment, internet use, Internet use
The continent ranks ahead of the world in some good things too.

The Netherlands wants to fund abortions in Africa
13 Mar 2017 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: abortion, Africa, famine
Meanwhile a famine threatens the lives of 20 million people there.

Somalia has a new president
17 Feb 2017 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: democracy, Kenya, Somalia
He brings much needed hope to the battered nation.

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