East Africa

Was the world late to Somalia's famine?

Jan 4, 2012
Many experts suggest the global aid community – including the largest donor, the United States – responded too late to the famine in the Horn of Africa.
Posted In: East Africa, foreign aid

Somali refugees set up businesses in camps

Nov 18, 2011
After being forced to flee their homeland, refugees set up at camps in Kenya have continued on with life, including starting up businesses.
Posted In: East Africa, Kenya, refugees

Money goes mobile in developing economies

Nov 17, 2011
Somali refugees in Kenya are using cell phones for a number of monetary transactions.
Posted In: M-Pesa, Kenya, East Africa

An 'informal economy' in Kenya

Nov 16, 2011
A look at Somalia’s underground economy -- illegal trade of charcoal and sugar all showing up in a booming section of Nairobi.
Posted In: East Africa, Kenya

The complexities of famine

Nov 15, 2011
In East Africa, it takes more than a drought to cause devastating famine.
Posted In: East Africa