Encouraged by memories of earning money in Israel during one five-year stint, during which he stayed illegally, Douglas Maina wants to return. But saving money to return is a challenge.
Pulitzer Center grantee talks about her project "In Limbo: Kenya’s Exodus to Europe."
Some migrants work for years to save enough for a trip that requires them to risk their lives. Some are turned back at international borders, but many others slip unnoticed into Europe.
A smuggler who helped Kenyans move to and around Europe used various ploys, including sending them her own identity documents.
Unemployed African migrants can continue a desperate struggle in Greece or Spain amid the financial crisis. Or they can return to their native land, ashamed to tell others of their failure.
The university targeted by al-Shabab last year has reopened. Will Kenya's softer, gentler approach to counterterrorism keep it safe?
Garissa University was intended to bring opportunity to long-marginalized northern Kenya when it opened in 2011. Its reopening after Al Shabab's 2015 attack provides a second chance to get it right.
The Kenyan government denies involvement in the killing of ethnic Somalis and blames al-Shabab. Family and friends are skeptical.
Al Shabab's attacks in northeast Kenya have prompted a mass exodus of teachers. With the government uninterested in stepping in, locals have had to step up like never before.
The perception in Kenya, due to skewed international coverage of the American abortion debate, is that abortion is completely illegal in the U.S. and that Americans unanimously disapprove of it.
Thousands of rape victims around the world undergo grisly and unsafe abortions because of U.S. policy. Obama could change this with a single executive action. Why hasn't he?
It might be too late to save the U.S., but Jonathan O’Toole has dedicated his life to warning Africans about the evils of Western culture.