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

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.

Let’s be vague, who needs the Hague?
3 Feb 2017 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: African Union, International Criminal Court, Kenya
How African politicians turned against the International Criminal Court.

The fall of an African dictator
27 Jan 2017 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: Africa, democracy, The Gambia
Gambia's strongman of 22 years has been knocked off his perch.

Killing Africa
18 Jan 2017 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: abortion, Africa, Marie Stopes International
Marie Stopes International performs illegal abortions under the noses of African governments

Africa in 2017
12 Jan 2017 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: Africa
The direction it takes this year will be determined by how it handles the crises of last year

American democracy is still an example for Africa
24 Nov 2016 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: Africa, democracy, US presidential election
Free and fair elections are still a rarity in most of Africa.

Congo could become a warzone again
26 Oct 2016 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: Democratic Republic of Congo
Joseph Kabila’s attempts to overstay his presidential mandate has the country on the edge

Africa’s budding indie gaming industry
30 Sep 2016 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: Africa, developing countries, video games
A pioneering group of young Africans is taking African stories to the console.

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