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

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.

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.

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