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Fresh update on "nairobi" discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts
"If the o. p. says its troops have surrounded the capital city of a defiant regional government. Npr's ada peralta reports. They have given the rebels three days to surrender for about three weeks. Ethiopian forces have been moving toward mikaela prime minister abiotic. Minutes has the leaders of the people's liberation front have three days to surrender. He says they will try to avoid civilian casualties but on state tv one of his colonels design sagay warned civilians that the military would attack with heavy artillery took government rivals whom he called. The top are hiding among civilians so citizens he said should turn them over to avoid harm human rights watch said the contours of that attack seemed unlawful. Because they could amount to collective punishment News nairobi the federal government's directing general motors to recall nearly six million big pickup trucks. And suv's outfitted with takata airbag inflators under excess heat and humidity. There is a chance he inflators can explode with too much force and end up harming instead of protecting driver in an accident the defect found in. Gm and other brands are blamed at least eighteen deaths in the united states alone. Gm says it will respect the government's decision Even though it has made repairs believe recall is not warranted dangerous. Takata inflators have led to the largest series of auto recalls in us history. The government says that as of just two months ago more than eleven million inflators had not been.
As Ethiopia's conflict rages, ethnic targeting turns deadly
"Ethiopia's northern tegray region has already left hundreds of people dead. The concern is that it could mushroom into a regional conflict threatening neighboring countries. The rule tell him a condie reports from nairobi. Kenya tensions between government under prime minister ali. Ahmed and the semi autonomous northern state of tigray have been simmering for months last week. They reached a deadly boiling point. That's why an according to abi security forces from tigray attacked ethiopian government troops. The isn't as secure but but the last week against other men and a woman in uni. Four of the northern command was kid out while they were at their most vulnerable and that the gemma's and among suze taught with the peace that was obvi- speaking on thursday one week into military operations launched against the tigray people's liberation front or teepee al f nazi governing party in the region. The was once a powerful force in ethiopia and politics for but that was before matt came to power in two thousand eighteen. The prime minister says the military offensive. He ordered is entirely justified. The federal government had every right to deploy forces and they use force in order to hand those implicated in corruption and gross human rights violation if ups is made up of different states centered around ethnic and linguistic lines each granted certain amounts of autonomy under the constitution. Tigray leaders say prime minister abi has been infringing on their
Latest On A Military Conflict In Ethiopia
"Prime minister, Maybe Achmed won the Nobel Peace Prize. And yet less than a week ago, he launched military operations in the country's northern region. Now that conflict is threatening to turn into an all out civil war. NPR's later Peralta walks us through what's happening and later to begin. Give us a sense of why the prime minister had won the Nobel Prize. He changed everything in Ethiopia. I mean at home, he ushered in a raft of democratic reforms, and then he also made peace with Ethiopia's mortal enemy, Eritrea. During his Nobel lecture, he talked about how he fought in that war, and he called it the epitome of hell. Let's listen to a bit of that speech of Sin Brothers slaughtering brothers on the battlefield. I have seen all their men, woman and Children trembling in terror under the really short ofthe bullets and alterations. You are makes for betterment, heartless and savage mint, he says. War makes for Bitterman heartless and savage men and when I became to power, people on the streets of Ethiopia told me that he was sent by God and now He has started this new conflict in the same part of the country where this war between Ethiopia and Eritrea happened and his air forces now bombing targets in his own country. What's the cause of the conflict? And at this point, how bad is the fighting? So it's complicated because, but it's essentially a power struggle. Document came to power in 2018 after huge popular uprising, and one of the things that he did was dismantled Ethiopia's ruling party, which had run the country with violence and brutality for almost 30 years, the guys who ran the show, where the TP left the Ti Guy People's Liberation Front. And they were sidelined. Since then, Abby has accused them of destabilizing the country by stoking ethnic tensions. Abby's allies have accused them of assassinations, including one attempt against Abby himself in last week. The government says that the TPLF sent forces to attack a federal military base, and that's when Abby ordered his army into the ticket region. Now how bad the fighting is, has been hard to report because the government has shut down phone lines and the Internet is often the region. I'm still waiting for a visa. Reuters, which does have reporters on the ground eyes reporting, hundreds are dead on each side. Sudan State media has also said that many refugees have started fleeing to their country. So it's serious. What are the TV I fighter saying at this point, it's It's a lot of bravado. They're calling the government dictatorial and treasonous. And those are the same words that the government is using against them. And they say that they're open to talk. But at the same time, you know, they also say that if they're hit hard, they plan on hitting back Justus hard. Either. We talked about the threat of civil war. How higher the stakes here they're huge. Some analysts say that this could be like Yugoslavia where Ethiopia breaks up in Ethiopia, by the way, is The second largest country in Africa by population, and the conflict also has the potential to draw in Eritrea and even Sudan, and if it's protracted, it can really destabilize the region that is already super vulnerable. And we can't really think of thiss as just a regional government against a powerful federal government. I mean, this is really one well armed, well trained military against another well armed, well trained military in a really fragile A place in Africa. That's NPR's ater. Peralta speaking to us from Nairobi. Thank you. Thank you. A
Nigeria's Lagos shut down after at least 12 protesters killed
"For weeks, young Nigerians have been out in the streets, protesting police violence and a lack of economic opportunity. And then on Tuesday night in Lagos, the military shot at them and killed 12 people. NPR's Africa correspondent Peter Peralta has been following this story from Nairobi. The governor of Legos somewhat hollow tried to calm tensions yesterday, saying he had ordered an investigation into the actions of security forces. I wantto once again. And passionately from detect off my heart, a pew toe active in Eudes. You are Protestants that please. Peace. A A chance. chance. But But the the governor governor also also said said protesters protesters had had not not been been killed. killed. Even Even as as he he spoke, spoke, his his city burned. Angry mobs set the port Authority building on fire. They broke into police stations grabbing furniture cabinets. Setting those are Missy International says it has documented 56 deaths since protests against police brutality began about two weeks ago. Demonstrators. Complaints have broadened to include corruption and the lack of jobs. The protests are the biggest in Nigeria in decades, the rights group says. On Tuesday. The military systematically targeted protesters turning off streetlights and security cameras before they opened fire on a gathering on Lagos is Leckie Bridge. But on Wednesday, demonstrators returned to the bridge and protests erupted nationwide in a number up up in in south south eastern eastern Nigeria. Nigeria. A A small small group group gathered gathered for for a a candlelight candlelight memorial memorial video video mourned and read the names of young Nigerians killed by police.
Thousands Protest Police Brutality in Nigeria
"For nationwide protests to end as NPR's ater parole to reports Thousands have been demonstrating for more than a week to protest police brutality at the protests. Young people have told stories about how officers from Nigeria Special anti robbery squad often demanded bribes. Father, friends and family have been beaten and shot for refusing to pay. President Muhammadu Buhari has announced that he would disband the unit, but the protesters say they want more justice and an end to corruption. After meeting with the president, the president of Nigeria Senate, Achmed Lowen, said the government had accepted the demands of protesters. So there was no reason for them to stay on the streets. Time has come. Stop. Countriesmilitary has also issued similar warnings, but protest organizers say they plan a vigil in Lagos tonight later brought up NPR news Nairobi Negotiators for
2 Men Found Guilty of Aiding 2013 Kenya Mall Attack
"Cause in Kenya has found two men guilty of helping Islamist militant stage an attack on the West Gate Shopping mall in Nairobi in 2013 67. People were killed. Ferdinando Monday reports from Nairobi. It's a case that lasted seven years and which the chief magistrate's took over four hours to read the judgment. In the end, Kenyan citizens Mohammed Ahmed Abdi and Hussein Hasan Mustafa found guilty of conspiracy to commit a terrorist act and giving support to a terrorist group. Among the evidence who are phone records, which show the hundreds of compositions between the suspects and more Attackers and testimonies from more than 42 witnesses, including survivors of the raid. Convict's face up to 20 years in jail and will be sentenced on the 22nd
Coronavirus corruption in Kenya: Officials and businesspeople targeted
"Top Kenyan government officials and business people are to be recommended for prosecution in connection with the alleged theft of tens of millions of dollars meant for purchase of covert 19 medical supplies. Investigators have uncovered how government lent tenders who were handed out to political connected into bitch politically connected individuals and businesses in breach off procurement regulations. The BBC's Emanuel Gonza has this report. Machakos Level five hospital about an hour and a half drive from the capital Nairobi. Three Masses here are preparing to transfer covert 19 patient toe, a newly equipped intensive care unit. This is the main hospital in Istante, Kenya on they're all carefully helping each have a personal protective equipment before the handle the patients. Uh, they weren't sleeping next to me here. These are professional 55 years. All we have been with him since when is uh, basically with probably mated. Machakos Conti is a poor region. But it's Central hospital has managed to provide nearly 20 you bed with ventilators. Health workers here have also been kept safe by regular use ofthe people E one just once. We haven't lost a single health care worker to coronavirus. But in many other parts of the country, the situation was very different. Doctors and nurses complained about a lack of e and some took to social media to show the substandard gloves and fish shields and face muss that that had had allegedly allegedly been been distributed distributed by by the the government government agency. agency. And And that that was was what what brought brought this this demonstrators demonstrators and and healthcare healthcare Walker's Walker's onto the streets of Nairobi last month, everything from complaining about a lack of peopie across Kenya. At least 1000 doctors have been infected with the virus so far. Then have died. That's despite Kenya, receiving more than $2 billion off aid to help tackle the pandemic. Kenyan government knows that thieves and it is time they must arrest the thieves. We do not want to die in our hospitals. Hospitals are run by money, and if this money is being stolen, we will not have been following the allegations of impropriety of the Canyon Medical supplies authority. Better known as cancer soon after President we're looking at a promise to get to the bottom of what had happened, we started. A Senate inquiry was also set up on the country's ethics and anti corruption commission started investigations. Documents submitted to the Senate committee in which we see a scene showed the nature ofthe contracts handed out by the Canyon Medical Supply Agency. The government body responsible for buying people. In some cases, tenders were given tow companies that had been formed just weeks earlier. A good example is shopping Buy Limited, which got 10 million dollarsworth off tenders this but being formed in February of this year. Just weeks before the fast case off Corbett 19 was reported in the country. Other examples are companies which are associated with politicians. According to the documents, which we have seen. One company was owned by relatives of a sitting governor. Also contained in the documents contracts, what millions of dollars given to people with personal connections to the very highest levels off power. Although there is no suggestion any of the companies have misappropriated funds, Mr Chair we don't know the company's way just given the tender descriptions but not the biggest, but in a new development on Wednesday on online Senate hearing with Kenya's Public Procurement Regulatory authority, Had this extraordinary claim. So in a nutshell. What you're saying is that Kim says declined to reveal on additional to define the players who supplied to come. Essentially and buy all basic standards. That is the answer. Senator Sylvia Cassandra is the woman leading that inquiry. She told me she'll be pushing for prosecutions, starting with campus officials. Kenyans want prosecutions. We all want prosecutions. We are all Frustrated. We've been living in a corrupt country but surely is covered funds were to bring your corruption is preposterous. You know what I mean? Yeah, it's it's unbelievable. It has to start first. With the management ofthe Kim's these companies. How will they get those jobs? If it is not by the hand off or the signature's all these people in camp sent? That's what it's done. Back in Machakos. Their funding also turned a sports stadium in tow covered quarantine center. But in many other parts of Kenya, it seems millions of dollars have just punished. Resident or Kenyatta's demanded prosecutions. But it's powerful names in the felling line. Kenyans will want to see more than empty promises. And that was Emmanuel Gonza reporting for us from Kenya.
Interview with Rough Translation host Gregory Warner
"Hi and welcome to the PODCAST Brench Club podcast. My name is Adela and I'm the founder of PBC today. I'm so happy to be joined by Gregory Warner host of NPR's report translation a podcast about the things that we're talking about in the United States are being talked about in some other parts of the World Hi Gregory thank you so much for joining us today. So rough translation is a favourite among many podcast ranch club listeners, and we've actually included episode in a listening less. We did last year called looking for love but for those who aren't familiar with their show, can you just give us a little bit of an overview? Sure sure. We'll. Our tagline is. Stories from far of places that hit close to home. Our original tagline and season one folks have listened back that far was things we're talking about how they're being talked about in other places but both those ideas are. Sort of around the the idea of we're going to tell stories that. Take place in some other. Maybe, some other countries, some other culture that's but but it's GonNa feel close to home. It's GonNa. It's GonNa hit you in some way it's it's not that we're specifically telling non-american stories or it's them and us but just we're gonNA take you places but it's going to feel that it's GonNa hit you personally got it. Yeah. It feels familiar but it's a from like maybe a different perspective. Yeah. So I'm curious about your background and how the idea for the show came about. Sure. So well, let's see so. Terms of my radio background. So I went to Salt Salt Institute for Documentary. Studies that was my. First taste of radio I worked in some local worked at a local station called North country public radio. Up in very northern New York and then after that, I went to Afghanistan So which was not as much of a leap as you think because I went from one very rural area to another very rural area and the stories of actually quite similar in terms of the story of the economy as well as the story of. Loneliness and and and all that. So I spent I ended up spending about two years on and off in Afghanistan. Let's see that was from. Two thousand. Six to two thousand eight. And then I left for a number of reasons. But also because that period two dozen sixty, thousand eight was was you could do a lot of reporting then. That that you just couldn't that was a lot harder to do after two, thousand, eight kidnappings it started in a massive way and then I was based after that in in Rwanda, and also some in Kenya, an eastern Congo. So we spent some time in in Africa again as freelancer and then came back to the US started working for marketplace as a staff reporter kind of learned. Later the art of grabbing tape and making a same day story, which is when I ended up getting the job at NPR's the international correspondent in in Nairobi. Sort of it is a you have to use fast twitch muscles but. What's Nice about that job is that there was also a lot of potential for storytelling feature work. and so he was in in Nairobi actually actually in Ethiopia that I came up with the idea for this podcast country that you've lived in. And it. It came about I mean came up through a number. Probably the simplest story is that I had done a story for for radio lab on their on their episode call translation and it was it was an episode about an incident that I watched that I I was I was actually following the secretary of state then John Kerry he gave a speech and this Ethiopian reporter in the room stood up and asked the question. I remember that episode yeah and Yeah it was. It was like this very brief I mean honestly the whole incident really the question and the answer which was at the end of this conference which I mean in the story we talk about how this there were all vetted questions until this one guy got up because carry decided to be generous in this one moment anyway. So this guy asked this question but. It was it was such a mistranslation around this one word and because of this one word. Secretary Kerry seemingly. Totally. Misunderstood the question answered it. In this way that was very unsatisfying and the guy ended up taking a quite a great risk to to ask this question on Ethiopian state TV. For nothing but it was this opportunity to learn about this one word serious, which has such a different meaning in east Africa.
Joss Stone launches 'A Cuppa Happy'
"PODCAST host Red Circle has launched a new automated ads platform that makes it easy to buy host read ads on thousands of podcasts. We've simplified the buying experience in what has traditionally been a very fractured market CEO. Michael Cayden. Congratulations to the pod fest global summits who claim that they've just hit the number that sets the Guinness World Record for largest virtual podcasting event in a week, here's a fun Friday facts for you. The Guinness World Record for the largest glass of orange juice was set by podcasting robed greenlee way back in June one, thousand, nine, hundred, Ninety, eight, it measured two thousand three hundred thirteen litres. Here's a TV report from the day. This is. The huge glass of orange juice from the Florida, citrus people, and this is rob. Greenlee tells you give a message here with this big glass Oj don't you? Yeah. Our messages to drink more orange juice drink more issue's defaulted Poltrak have released that top twenty US podcasts for July twenty twenty surprisingly cereal has risen from below the top fifty up to number eleven because of the publicity surrounding the New York Times purchase of cereal productions May. Occur. Only measures participating publishers. Semi box is a new podcast studio setup in Nairobi that lets anyone record a podcast come in record within twenty four hours. They'll send you a finished version to share with the world according to an interview with Polar Roca. Timber media has interviewed me show Yussef the producer of the missile Obama podcast Gaffey is now integrated into headliner to allow you to add stickers and gifts to any social video you make of your podcast and Hey James it's me Alexa. EXA wants to know another thing my masters at Amazon want you to do in your podcast according to their terms and conditions. Let's talk about incontinence three. After if you mentioned incontinence products in any advertising in your podcast, whatever it is, they won't tell me then you can't have more than three ads every day, but I'm just appalled Kosta. How would I know how many ads people have heard and sorry I can't help with that point and thank you tearing Newsham a CO founder of ignificant noise for becoming our latest personal support with grateful for many personal support zoo. Help US produce poured news every day you can join eric at news dot net slash support Any podcast news happiness. What is it? How do we find it at? How do we keep it once we have? Singer and Songwriter John. Stone. has launched her own podcast at copper happy which launched on Monday featuring interview with illusionist Darren Brown and smokescreen faked priest is the story of Father Ryan Scott who was accused of swindling millions of dollars over thirty years new from neon hum media. It launched yesterday,
Pulling down statues of racists? Africa's done it for years
"News new campaigns in the U. S. and Europe now following Africa's lead on colonial era statues as we hear from Charles de Ledesma Queen Victoria Cecil Rhodes king Leopold statues honoring these leaders of colonial rule have been pulled down over the years in Africa often countries won independence all new generations said racist relics had to go examples include a boisterous a student led campaign pressed by the university of Cape Town to remove a statue of roads and one of the statute of Britain's Queen Victoria not downtown beheaded in twenty fifteen but on the bundles in Nairobi Kenya now they have to step two lies next to explode in a downtown
Pulling down statues of racists? Africa's done it for years
"New campaigns in the US and Europe following after his lead on colonial era monument street Victoria Cecil Rhodes king Leopold statues honoring these leaders of colonial rule have been pulled down over the years in Africa often countries won independence all new generations said racist relics had to go examples include a boisterous a student led campaign pressed by the university of Cape Town to remove a statue of roads and one of the statute of Britain's Queen Victoria not downtown beheaded in twenty fifteen but on the bundles in Nairobi Kenya now the headless statue lies next to explode in a downtown square
How to Send Seinfeld Emails
"Super committed to your success online. We've worked with them. To a special offer just remarking school listeners. All you have to do is go to dream. Host DOT COM slash marking school to learn more and get your website online today. Welcome to another episode of Marketing School. I'm Eric Su and I'm Neil Patel and today we're GonNa talk about how to send Seinfeld emails but first and foremost Neil. What does that even mean? What are Seinfeld emails so Seinfeld? Emails are series of emails. And I could be getting this wrong. We call him soap opera emails. Oh they're different they're different. Yeah Gopher then you said okay. I'll go with signed for us and then we'll talk about so proper as well. The soap opera sequence so seinfeld emails. I've actually never seen it episode. Seinfield have you kneel seen him almost all of them. And what did they talk about during Seinfeld Bullshit? Yeah exactly the talking about nothing Seinfeld. Emails is a bunch of nothing right. It could be one email. It could be a series of emails. But here's an example. I remember a couple years ago. I had this hiring course which we still have on how to hire players and I was sitting on American Airlines flight. By the way I do not like American Airlines like this. Why Delta Guy so I wrote this entire message like this is why. Like there's customer support issues with this airline Blah Blah Blah. And at the very unlike by you book a call with us right so the whole idea. Is You write the story? You get people locked in and you kind of relate to whatever your offer is and then. You're able to write seinfeld emails every single day because every day. There's something going on and you can just talk about something that's on your mind or you can just talk about nothing and then at the very end is tied in with whatever your offer is this came from that which his name. Bingo email players Ben. Subtle definitely recommend reading bend. Settle stuff really good stuff on on email copy. That's what a seinfeld email is. And you decide. It's your discretion if you want to send it. The frequency is daily. A weekly whatever. It is exactly I could tell you. Whenever I've said Seinfeld. Emails leave actually converted pretty. Well see I don't send them and I don't like sending them because if I'm GONNA end up sending emails the more emails he ended up sending you're GonNa get more unsubscribe and you're GONNA get less people opening up your emails over time. It's just natural and when that happens you're deliverability goes down unless you scrub your list. And you know Ryan Deiss always me years ago that you can just had a ps at the email and try to get some extra session and all. That's true but I like doing is having a story narrative related to either education and then in the education at sells or just selling straight that way. I'm not drowning people's inbox. Then when I'm sending email I'm during the most amount of revenue from the email. I know that's simple in cliche but it works like I got thirty. Plus percent open rates on my email and my click rates in many cases can be upwards of six seven percent. Most cases are actually like four or five percent for quick. Yeah and just to be clear I think you definitely don't want to spam your audience. I think Ben Subtle sends every day. You typically don't want US send everyday. I mean probably like a week. Maybe that's probably how Neil Nairobi. You email out like two or three times a week that I averaged around three a week. Yeah you don't WanNa hit him too hard neal's point right and I mean we talked about in the past about making sure you scrub your list. Cumulus quality high and everything the hygiene. But I mean this is how you do seinfeld emails. I think you can even add in the soap opera sequence here if you want yes. Soap opera sequence is just imagine a soap opera. You're taking through people ups and downs and emotional rollercoaster and they're really engaged with your show and thus people keep watching one episode to another so when you're writing emails. I like taking people through emotional roller coasters. And the reason being is one it makes you more relatable to they get really hooked because who doesn't love a good story and three we've seen more conversions from it and when using the soap opera sequence in. You're trying to use emotions and take the roller coaster. You don't talk about nothing. It has to be related to whatever product or service that you're selling like. I may break down talking about my journey as an entrepreneur and I went through all these ups and downs and how I struggled but eventually got to where I was and I wish I knew what I knew now because if I did that I wouldn't have to go through all the ups and downs and if you WANNA
Oil pipeline route changed to save endangered Kenyan zebra with the help of AI and citizen scientists
"And finally also the triple. As A. I. TO RESCUE Zemmiri's Dan Rubenstein is a professor of biology at Princeton. Ai Comes in two forms. One is supervised machine learning and the others unsupervised machine learning and we use the supervised version in the sense that we can train algorithms to identify zebras by their stripes by the natural bar codes. And once we do that we're able to take photographs that scientists get or citizens get as they drive around on safari or school kids. Get as they come out to the national parks and we're able to say is this animal and seen before and because most cameras will have A. Gps or at least a time stamp will know where it was seeing and when it was seen so they I can start to tell us who went and wear an animal is on the landscape and then we can start to put together. Descriptions and visualizations of its movements. We can look at where it's home ranges are this because particularly important because in one example. We've always been troubled. Why WANTS PEACE? Zebra gravy Zebra with the long thin stripes in the white belly in the Big Round. Mickey Mouse years are much less Paris than the Common Zebra. The planes eve which had big fat stripes that touch under the belly and it turns out. It's because the plains Zebra drink every day and they go to water and around waters lots of Deng and Deng have parasitic eggs from nematodes that then mature into questing larvae and the larvae. Then wait on the grass to be ingested and so by going to the water every day they reinfecting themselves frequently but the gravy zebra are arid adapted. They only have to come to water. Abouts every three to five days and so we thought Maybe they're so far from water whether very few dung piles whether it's very few questing larvae. They don't get infected as much. Maybe they're healthier because of that test that with you take pictures of animals at waterholes. You don't know how often they come there but if you measure their home range and make the assumption that if the home rages close to water. They use water a lot in the central. Did the home ranges far from water. Then they won't use that waterhole very often and hence they'll be grazing where there are may being larvae. We were able to prove this. Isn't that wonderful now? What if you had no air? What if you had no pictures? How long would it take you to get to that point to understand what's going on you know? In the old days in the old days I used to hand draw every zebra stripes and I would go through and look at my pictures. Then we have one hundred animals. That's easy but when you've got thousands of animals and thousands of new drawings to be processed. You'd be there all year just looking at pictures not doing the science so over time. I worked with different types of technologies all of which sped up the work a little. But it's the machine learning and it's in what we call wild book. We've created facebook for animals where we have images for whale sharks and leopards and Cheetahs and zebras we can process tens of thousands of images so the AI. Naturally speeds up the work. It changes the scale at which you can operate on no longer. You restricted studying a few animals that you put. Gps collars on you can study the majority of the individuals in a population and therefore make inferences. That are probably going to be more biologically accurate and to get all these pictures from even kids in the field on holiday. Whatever is the public willing to hand these other limb to you the gravy Zebra which is very endangered species. No one actually knew how many there were. Everyone's said about two thousand. Maybe twenty five hundred and with numbers that have high variability. No government is going to invest very heavily in projects to try to conserve the species. If they're not really sure if they're at risk and so how. Do you get really good numbers. Will you help blitz? And we do it on a Saturday and Sunday two days in a row but we don't have to invasive Lee touch these animals because they naturally bar coded but how do you get all the images around twenty five thousand square kilometers. Well you work with the many publics and Kenya you work on the conservancies up north by giving cameras with GPS recording ability to the people in the communities that share the landscape with the zebras and their livestock then you can also close Konare. Ob still five hours away. You can engage the public to come up for a weekend. We get discounts from the hotel's people bring their kids and go camping. The kids get to use their parents cameras. For the first time we bring school kids up from the slums of Nairobi. And blend them with the kids. From the landscapes. We work out in the immortal bushy areas so they get to see kids from different lifestyles so becomes a social experiment. Social Novelty Fun weekend and we get about forty or fifty thousand images from this and we do it. What animals are seeing on Day One? What animals are seen on Day? Two and then we very simple question. What fraction of animals that were seen on Day Two? We're seeing on day one and this allows us to estimate the population size using simple statistics. Let me ask you a slightly political question. Let's say you've found an endangered species in small numbers and there's a major development happening and you go to the people who in charge of this major development with millions. And you say there's a problem. What kind of response do you get? That's happened in the real world with us in Kenya. So we noticed on one particular. The Zebra numbers were going down and we knew that the lions were adapting to the very predictable movements of the prey. The zebras we also know it was a conservancy that had eco-tourism so the people wanted to both see endangered grabby Zebra and they want the sea. Lions so lion numbers are very high and they were just picking off the gravy Zebra and we went to the Kenya. Wildlife Service and said. Could we do some adoptive management and experiment with reproductive control not to eliminate the lines but the slow the line growth rate so that both species could coexist and their initial response was well in nature this predators and prey and they have to learn to live with each other and so our request was denied? We weren't asking for any money. We're just asking permission to use this contraceptive technique after the great gravity's rally when we shared the data for the number of Grevy Zebras by county and most counties had about thirty percent recruits. That's Vince one. Year olds in two year olds are mathematical models say that a population will sustain itself. Bits bits about thirty percent made of these juveniles and infants. They saw the population on the part of Mary. County as being the only one way out of line when they saw that we now can use birth control and that comes because when we talked to the cabinet secretary said I believe your numbers and I believe your analysis because you didn't get the data. The public got the data. My citizens got the data from the pastoral people to the school kids to the urbanites middle-class in Nairobi. It was a national effort and by making sure that everybody got involved. Those numbers become real. In the minds of policymakers and sways them to change their behavior. Sure but what? If it's pipeline motivates with millions millions of dollars and examples that indeed Kenya discovered oil and its northwest corner and move that oil to Lamu on the coast. A NEW PIPELINE NEEDS TO BE BUILT. Pipelines caused lots of problems in the US issues everywhere. This pipeline this fears that it's going to disrupt animal movements because corridors are going to be blocked that animals views. And if you don't know where the cars are and you don't know where the hot spots are where the animals breed and where they get their resources. There's really no way you're going to be able to try to attenuate these negative consequences so all our data showing where the animals are and where the babies were and where the moms were and where their home ranges were and how they move by season. We were able to demonstrate that the route of the pipeline has it was proposed would not only go right through the nursery area where the MOMS take the babies to fatten quickly but it also blocked a lot of the carters that allowed them to get to the dry season. Refuge is where the food was that they needed when the rain stopped. We then wrote up a report. As part of the environmental impact statement assessment and the government and the Pipeline Committee realized that with the iconic historic species the gravy Zebra being only two thousand eight hundred left on in Kenya and the basically three thousand left on the planet. Because they have a few hundred Ethiopia. They decided to change the pipeline. And that cost many. Millions of dollars weld Yeah that's where science matters but again it's science not done by the Shamans wearing the white coat in the experts at science. That's a partnership between the muddy booty colleges the technologists that have Ai. That make the day to get gathered at a different scale. In both time and space we can get it quickly and we can get it wide ranging and to get that they that we need the public and so by blending those three partners. That's what makes government's move professor. Dan Rubenstein at Princeton and AAA S. The public that's you make government's move. He said
What are Kenya and Somalia really fighting about?
"For obvious reasons the idea of an old fashioned cross-border dust up between two neighboring nations seems right now almost quaint and perhaps the kind of thing likely to prompt replies in the circumstances along the lines of at this point who cares or not now leads where a bit busy nevertheless despite the best efforts of covert nineteen the world will keep turning and its constituent countries will continue to but against each other from time to time in East Africa in recent days. Somalia and Kenya have gone very close to going to war with each other and may get close. Astill the battlefield is jubilant. One of Somalia's five semi autonomous states. It lies just across Somalia's border with Kenya. Kenya regards drew ballooned as a vital buffet. Between it and Al Shabaab the fanatical Islamist militia which wreaks most of its havoc in Somalia but has also been responsible for large scale outrages in Kenya including the two thousand and thirteen attack on the West Gate Shopping Mall in Nairobi and the two thousand and fifteen attack on a university campus in Garissa accordingly Kenya has cultivated friendly relations with Jubal lands regional government and with jubilant president. Ahmed Mohamed Islam known colloquially as adobe Kenya has trained Madonna obeys militia and has troops of its own stationed injury bowland as part of the multinational African Union mission in Somalia and is also believed to have many more still camped under Kenya's own flag. This is a continuation of sorts of the invasion of Somalia Kenya undertook in two thousand and eleven in order to chase al-shabaab further north. Can US troops injury ballooned are not seeing as style occupiers? However indeed President Mugabe's regional government seems to get on better with Nairobi than it does with Mogadishu. The most recent unpleasantness appears to have begun with fighting between drew balloons own forces and Somali government troops the jubilation soldiers retreated over the border into Kenya and the Somali troops followed them. At which point. Can you took an interest? The fighting appears to have centred on the town of Mandera a town wedged between the Kenya. Somali border and the Delaware River which delineates Kenya's border with Ethiopia attorney casualties on both sides left people. Each data to save bullets. Were one succumb today. A diplomatic exchanges between Kenya and Somalia. Since have been terse verging on abrupt. Kenya has jumped about an unwarranted attack on its sovereign territory by foreign soldiers and so forth. Somalia has retorted to the effect that this is a bit rich coming from a country with thousands of its soldiers parked more or less permanently on the other side of its border. Kenya's desire to put physical distance between itself. And the PESTILENTIAL MARAUDERS OF AL. Shabaab is reasonable enough but it may not be the only or even the main reason why relations between Arab and Mogadishu have deteriorated as far as they have excitingly for fans of obscure maritime territorial disputes and. Come on who isn't the two countries are also at odds of a sea border. Exactly is the area in contention the border of the two countries when it comes to the seats and the only way to explain where the disputed portion of Indian Ocean is without incurring angry correspondence from either Kenya or Somalia. Although to risk inviting saving emails from both is to say that it's either off Somalia's southern coast all of Kenya's Northern Coast. It will come as little surprise to listeners that the stretch of Ocean in question abounds with oil and gas deposits. Nineteen outbreak may focus Kenyan and Somali attention elsewhere and or it may offer a party to this argument what it perceives as cover for decisive action. There has been some suggestion. That Kenya has consented actually annexing portions of southern Somalia both to deter Al Shabaab and to further its claims on the ocean of what is presently the two countries shed coast or there may be the option of mediation by Ethiopian. Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Laureate Abby who has facilitated talks between Kenya and Somalia before I also accept this award on behalf of Africans and citizens of the world for whom the Rim of peace has often turned into a nightmare of war. Today I stand here in front of you talking about this because of fit I call them my way to pay through the dusty training so four years ago or international justice may yet prevail. Somalia has for some years been seeking an adjudication on the maritime boundary from the International Court of Justice in The Hague the I. C. J. is presently due to rule in June. But that like just about everything else may. Now be
HIV/AIDS epidemic: HIV survey report unveiled
"But we are now going to go I believe he's to Kenya that is correct we're gonna go to Kenya has it made any strides in tackling HIV well according to a survey by the Kenya population based HIV impact assessment it has it says the prevalence of HIV is dropped from five point six to four point nine percent the survey was conducted across forty seven countries and found that one point three million adults was still living with HIV in Kenya Dr Duncan check it is the project director and he joins us now from the capital Nairobi welcome to Newsday tell us then about this survey it sounds pretty comprehensive forty seven countries what what did you find in Kenya thank you bottom so we did the server in twenty eighteen and we got a couple of remarkable things one the Barden of HIV stands at four point nine percent correct it's coming down from five point six percent of five or six years ago and the burden of HIV is about one point three million people living with HIV in Kenya I think what's quite interesting about it does that can you had managed to bring down the rate of new infections from zero point five percent a hundred and six thousand people six years ago to currently thirty six thousand people what represents zero point one four percent so I think it is doing quite remarkably on that and lastly in terms of controlling the epidemic a lot of more people have been put on HIV treatment and now about ninety ninety two percent of adults I affected really controlling the virus which means this reduced chance of them transmitting the virus to others thank you so it's people who have already been diagnosed with HIV on treatments is that what you're reading is is stopping the increase that's correct I mean it's a it's a combination of a lot of different efforts are from preventing infection to controlling those already infected to reduce the chances of transmission so it's a multi pronged approach and and that's been the outcome of it and and to stop infection in the first place how successful is that sense of things I would say quite successful I'm given that Canada has managed to reduce a new infections by you know approximately eighty or ninety thousand new people every year since six years ago I I would say that's been quite a remarkable reduction in new infections but all the same thirty eight thirty six thousand people are getting infected every year a soul I clearly to control the epidemic we still have to bring that number down further the report also quote worriedly into into tasers twice as many women living with HIV why is that that's correct one I I have to say it's not you need just to kind it's also happening in a couple of other similar service I've been down that throughout the region of sub Saharan Africa the reasons could be several fold from biologic from the fact that for example men who are circumcised a reduced chance of acquisition but of course for women that's that's not a possibility and and also from the fact that you know there's different gender norms of social norms and empowerment of women to be able to say you know when they want to use a condom when they want to you know use adventure and I also a pro HIV they might not have that really the power of the social empowerment to be able to do that so it's really a combination of different aspects and and as well as a cultural practice stepped over time have led to quite you are now a double the rate of infections in women compared to men good to talk to doctor Duncan take a project director of that HIV impact assessment project in
Locusts could rob millions in an already-vulnerable region of food
"Time to head to East Africa now in the huge swarms of locusts that have been devastating crops and grasslands that the U. N. is warning today of the danger of famine in the region if the insects aren't brought under control Ethiopia Somalia Kenya Tanzania and Uganda will be affected and food shortages were were even before the locusts arrive the U. N.'s food and agriculture organization says it needs more money to pay for an aerial spraying to kill the locus and stop them breeding Dominick Cruz is director of emergencies at the FAA we have huge locust presence in Kenya in the it chokes out as well as in Somalia the latest developments being that since the beginning of this week northern Tanzania in the the Cayman general and region as well as north eastern Uganda also affected by the locust situation we have thirteen million people that thought a cute of food insecurity and another twenty million that are on the verge of acute food insecurity so it means that people are already facing Unger I understand yeah but Bhatia's head of agriculture the charity farm Africa she's based in the Kenyan capital Nairobi and she's been telling me what it's like when a swarm arrives it does take bees and but when you look up in the era it's so make millions and millions over black insects that just deterring the sky is so these do these buzz and you know hello to vote these more flies which are quite high the movie informs it doesn't move or live ones it's I suppose because of the wind so they move in waves and you could see the fuss with coming and then they're not really far apart and then you can see just a small distance just maybe even less than a meter and then you see the next form very close by when you look up you can't really see anything other than not just black insects and it is scary all we want expecting them and though I think what drew my attention mostly was the noise from the chip and I wondered where the kids were screaming sold looking up and seeing the locusts I think the local communities having been informed and shown hollow deluca scum is that the door quite free because images the peoples that making noise and but we will grow old and die does a lot of noise who do you and don't you well I think there was no time for panicking or getting worried so it was screening truck should immediately and what happens when they arrive in an area they had to they won't land on the trees all the shrubs all the crops and start eating straight away yes one woman no one from a walk up and down her phone was right where they just invaded on the whole farm so basically what she could see was just she didn't understand what the carpet was about but no on venturing Klose concede that it towards the insects so that's a show can these nothing you can do then when they've watched on to the crow the challenge with the farmers old what farmers have been advised is that make sure they do not touch on their crops the U. N.'s warning of a possible famine if there the Lakers are allowed to continue to devastate crops did did do you agree with that I do agree especially for the livestock yeah I stocks are going to be the primary question keys over the locust invasion eve they do not have any forward any posture they're not it's going to be a challenge for the livestock farmers the challenge I think could no with the feminist thinking that that this is occurring very close to the next season the next season is supposed to be starting in much X. and that's the long green season which most of the phone must rely on soul endo if the low cost I laying eggs on the ground then he means when that crop will be my team the second or third generation over the low costs will be at a very good state you know will be adjusted when the they feed their lot and the adult stage there lately to damage the young crops and that would mean busy carried the from us would go it's it's due for the phone lines because then they're able to get anything out of the crop so I agree with you that yeah you've action is not taken in the very near short term in the next maybe six eight months when yeah you're going to have a lot of challenges with though food is well I'm I'm when you say action that means what I a campaign of spraying pesticides it could be yes but also on the ground as well because I and I think it has to be timely because at this point we don't even need to worry much about that and that's the key thing we need to worry more about the second generation the eggs that are being made on the ground end up it's expected that the the seas on during this is on the ring so going to be here and it's also been predicted that we are going to experience quite good grateful is the soul this is going to be the best growing environment and for crops as well as breeding environment for the low cost as well so the next season is one which is going to be a challenge and they confirm that may be for me to get to making sure that all the hot spots a trees people and they are doing some variants doing sculpting so that we can be able to get to the low cost of the most critical thing at the mall but states once their eggs have been able to hatch endo they're interested where you the two have become be able to fly the flow developed that links yet then we can try to order yeah they they can be controlled at
Former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi dies at 95
"Second president. Daniel arap Moi has died at the age of ninety five. NPR's Ada Peralta reports from Nairobi. Moi was authoritarian ruler. Who reluctantly ushered in Multi Party Democracy then Illinois came into power in nineteen seventy eight after the sudden death of Kenya's founding father but after an attempted coup against against him in one thousand nine hundred eighty two moy went? After his critics with ruthlessness hundreds of rivals were tortured or disappeared toward days. Moi was was despised and under pressure. He begrudgingly accepted a Multi Party Democracy Musalia Mudavadi. Who was his deputy says that should be his lasting legacy? He lost an election and he peacefully transferred power to me that is a tribute that we must never forget. Daniel arap Moi ruled Kenya for twenty four
International student cheating runs rampant at universities
"When I met Philemon it was five? PM and they roby Kenya he just got off work. He's a fulltime science researcher. The Sun was setting and people were rushing to get home but Philemon was just beginning winning his second job. He turned on his phone to show me. So you are just every minute. Questions are being posted just placed bids plus beach plus lack back. Fifty to one hundred beats out of that. You can get nothing or you get three get one. Philemon is bidding on homework assignments from students across the world. He's part of the global industry of contract cheating. That's why he didn't want me to use his full name. Basically he gets paid to do homework. Assignments from High School and college students events of course cheating in school has been around forever but in recent years treating has become increasingly more digital and more global. This is how it works a student from the US can go online and outsource their homework. The people who do it Arifa mystically called academic writers you can find them on dozens of websites. It's not advertised. Various services like tutoring but writers like Philemon in Kenya. Use the websites to connect with student clients looking to cheat on my glance coming from from various regions in the world. I have I have Glock for claim to Australia also in the US. Kenya very rare. Yeah Thomas Lancaster studies the contract cheating industry at Imperial College London about a decade ago. He says he noticed students. Commissioning completely original homework assignments assignments that couldn't be detected by anti plagiarism software. I found one of my students who was putting their own assignments Familia assignment up for ten on Internet site so people would be doing different amounts of money to complete that computer programming assignment. Lancaster reckons the global homework. Work Industry is worth more than a billion dollars if we look at where run to the base. Ten years the top of the list and they're incredibly qualified people in in Kenya very high levels English able to write essays quickly and when they want to a High Standard Philemon the academic writer from Nairobi started contract cheating in two thousand sixteen. He was a college student looking to earn some extra cash. He bought himself a laptop and started learning. American American academic reference styles one master's degree and a fulltime job. Later Philemon is still at it. He says he can make up to one thousand dollars a month as long long as he gets good grades for his clients. So you have to make sure that he gets on so In future you will reply. He's what offense to you. Philemon one is sort of a contract cheating entrepreneur. He paid eight hundred. US dollars for an account on a website that helps him connect with students abroad. Then he hire your subcontractors to do the homework for him and takes a cut but as the saying goes more money more problems. Finding reliable workers isn't always easy easy. The day we talked filaments account had been suspended because one of his subcontractors couldn't complete an assignment on time I needed someone who is cheap. We'll we'll do it a lot cheaper. Yeah phoned up us do it but then let me find it too complex. This is one way that things can go wrong. But for most academic writers or contract cheaters their problem is with the websites they used to connect with clients. Charles has been in the industry for more than ten years. He says that if a student pays forty dollars per page for an essay the writer might only get six so the contracting industry takes the elephants shell the money higher education institutions around the world have tried to take on this issue of contract cheating in the UK. Universities have urged pay pal and Google to block payments and advertisements heisman from contract cheating websites. Australia's also considering new legislation to crack down on contract cheating and the US more than a dozen states have laws against contract cheating but the legislation hasn't slowed down. The industry students are still cheating. Professor Christian Moriarty teaches ethics and law at Saint. I'm Peter for College in Florida. He gave me an example of when he caught one of his own undergraduate students cheating in his ethics class but I was highly suspicious and when she came. I invited her to my office and I just asked plainly. Did you write this. And she said no moriarty says that when he asked his student why she cheated. He realized realized she didn't know how to study or manage your time. That's why legislation against contract cheating is only one part of the Solution Moriarty says that universities Steve also need to make sure students understand what their education is worth the number one argument they respond to more than anything else is that if our institution becomes known for tolerating cheating that students can get away with treating here What is the value of your degree at that? Point is that students want their degrees and their education to be seen as valuable for academic writers in Kenya. Like Tarleton Philemon. Helping students. Cheat is a way to make money but they both told me that they do value education and are hoping one day to study abroad for the world. I'm Lima Economy
Is there a way to use facial recognition that isnt a dystopian nightmare?
"This week. We're talking with marketplace reporters about what tech topics. They're watching on their beats as we look ahead to twenty twenty one issue. We can expect to be in the news. A lot is facial recognition in two thousand nineteen San Francisco Band police and public agencies from using it over civil rights fears But it's become widespread in China where it's used for daily surveillance and to track and detain the minority Muslim population there known as the workers. Marketplace's marketplace's Scott. Tong was based in China for years. He's now in our Washington DC bureau. And he's been tracking facial recognition tech in China and here in the US. And I asked him if China I know represents a worst case example of how this can be misused. You know China can be a pretty opaque place but this is what we know about how this technology is being used in western China. The the province of Xinjiang were the most of the week. It's connected to a centralized database so it's used to trap people it's used as a digital dole tether so if you go say three hundred yards away from where you're going at the technology knows that this facial recognition technology knows that So it sure seems like this technology could be used in these camps right to make sure people don't go very far away from where they're supposed to be and that is you know as we said. That is the nightmare scenario. It's it's also a scenario that people a lot of people immediately go to San Francisco has already essentially said no way. Can you deploy this technology on the streets of an American city. But I mean clearly. There are uses for this. That don't involve US living in an Orwellian nightmare right. Like what are the most promising uses of the technology that don't involve a civil rights. Violation law enforcement says this can be used to find missing people missing children if you have them into database and people are walking in by it can find those people The police in the state of Maryland used this. There was a shooting at a newspaper. The Capital Gazette in Annapolis Maryland and the police use use the image from the security camera and compared it to millions and millions of photos of known offenders and then. FBI Database and the driver's license licensed database and they were able to identify the suspected shooter. There was a shooting at a mall in Nairobi several years ago attributed to this extremist group. And now this mall has this. This technology and proponents say that the incidence of crime have gone way down so yes public security and governments. I think are at the center of of this technology story but as proponents put it it surely can be used in a lot of ways that helps society to your knowledge. Is there regulation around the use use in the US other than San Francisco at a national level. I don't think there is because we do know that Microsoft and other companies have have come to Washington and
"nairobi" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"And promote conflict it a problem if your news Nairobi this is NPR news it's morning edition on WNYC I'm David first joining us now is she does most monday's's WNYC planning editor Kate Hines she's here to preview with the WNYC newsroom is watching this week and Kate let's jump right in what's happening today president Donald Trump is in town to give remarks at New York city's veterans day parade today WNYC reporter Bridget Bergen will be there covering reaction to his visit and talking to veterans about how they feel about it so we'll have that reporting for you later on today okay what's coming up for the rest of the week well the MTA board is expected to vote on the agency's operating budget they've been projecting a deficit of hundreds of millions of dollars within a few years and so how the agency closes that gap is the real question I'm hoping some light will be shed on that this week meanwhile contract negotiations between the transport workers union and the MTA our on going and they're getting testy and vitriolic our reporter Steven national be watching all things MTA and just to wrap up transportation our we the commuters reporting project will have a survey coming out soon we want to hear from people about accessibility on the transit system so listeners watch out for that now what New York City schools are closed today for the holiday but I know we're waiting on some data right the department of education usually releases enrollment numbers in early November I don't know if it'll happen this week or next but we're watching for it those numbers will give us demographic data about kids in school and tell us things like if new pilot programs that were put in place to diverse syfy some school districts are working reporter Jessica goals will be watching that and if you are into hurling you're gonna want to get ready for this next weekend it's the New York hurling classic and it's happening at Citi field this weekend hurling it is happening it's an Irish sport that many Americans don't know that much about so I asked reporter Jim o'grady to do some research just to give you a taste he told me that after watching videos on YouTube in interviewing a couple of players his impression was and this is a direct quote it's as if someone looked at rugby and said nice sport but let's make it more violent so we'll bring you his story on that later this week okay something to look forward to W. N..
"nairobi" Discussed on Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything
"According to my phone there is a hot Nairobi bar on the fifteen floor of a building three blocks away from my hotel there aren't any real reviews in fact hot Nairobi is All someone had written on the page but that was good enough for me I had enough time to walk to this hot Nairobi bar have a beer and walked back to my hotel now before the sun goes down and then in the morning I can get some cash and figure out how to go the building is desolate deserted office park the security officer barely looks up in me as I walk past him to the elevator when I get off at the fifteenth floor I discover a bar that is also totally deserted there's just a bartender and one guy sitting at the bar texting on his phone there's also a deejay booth in a disco ball but the glare from the setting sun reveals it is filthy cracked after making sure that I can use my car hard I take a seat at the bar and order a beer the bartender asks me where I'm from New York City I replied makes him smile the home of Donald Trump I love him so much I don't know how to reply to this but my eyes be for me I love Donald Trump the bartender explains because he moved the United States Embassy to Jerusalem we all love him here in Kenya because of Israel trump is the greatest so much better than Obama Obama's not a real Christian he thinks he's better than all of us change the subject I tell him about my afternoon recording with the striking uber drivers and how they me about this new strategy of resistance of going off APP or Carreira that is a reference to Kara forest the tender says what's that I ask career afforest is in Nairobi you can go there this is where the Mao rebels hit from the British in the caves during the war for independence the Mao were Kenyan freedom fighters at this the other guy in a bar looks up from his phone what kind of nonsense is that he yells the Mao were not freedom fighters they were terrorists they were cowards hyenas in the dark they didn't want independence they wanted to take Kanye back to the stone ages he slams his phone on the bar in points his finger at the bartender if you don't have a proper education you shouldn't pretend to know our history then he's swivels his finger like a gun until it's pointing at me and you you say you were recording in the park what for are you a journalist kind of I stammer I'm a podcast companion snorts and disapproval what is it about you American journalists says why do you all want in Kenya look bad no wonder trump hates you all at this the bartender cocks his head narrows is I finish my beer get up and say good night as I walked the elevators the bartender calls for me to use the one on the right I get in and push the button for the lobby as the doors close I can feel the fading warmth of the Sun but it's not dark yet I still have enough time to walk back to the hotel before it's night but then the elevator stops hello hello.
"nairobi" Discussed on The Moth
"The moths first main stage in Nairobi Kenya. Featured stories of women and girls the show was held at the Kenyan national theatre and packed with people who had braved Nairobi traffic, even in the midst of a rainstorm, and that theater is where we begin this hour. Here's the Sankei missing mung who hosted that inaugural event. Hello and welcome to the mall. Before we begin our official program. Please stand and join us in the national anthem. The national her excellency the first lady of Kenya. Mrs Margaret can yada took the stage. She was dressed in a perfectly tailored deep blue suit and on her suit jacket or five pink embroidered moths in a semicircle. Ladies and gentlemen. Good evening. I'm delighted to join you here for the first presentation of the moth in Kenya. We are here. To celebrate an initiative that provides a platform for girls and women to reach out and share personal stories and personal reflections. We will hear voices from diverse backgrounds spanning multiple generations. Traditionally Africans have been known to be great communicators. We are great word collectors, and that explains why so many of us understand the power of storytelling in the cultural context. I cannot think of a better way that allows our goals and women's voices to be amplified by shedding light on many urgent issues that they face in their daily lives..
"nairobi" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"NPR news Nairobi a day after parliament rejected her Brexit deal. British Prime Minister Theresa may has survived. A no confidence vote that means making stay in office despite staking her political reputation on winning support for an exit agreement from the European Union that was overwhelmingly defeated by the house of Commons as Jake sagana row reports from Paris e you leaders are waiting for the UK's next move. French president Emmanuel Macron says he expects the UK will ask for more concessions. But he said there's not much else that can be done. Macaroni says Europe isn't going to sacrifice its interests in order to solve Great Britain's internal political problems. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the EU is waiting to see what Great Britain proposes next and that Germany is prepared for a no deal. Brexit Jake sagana row reporting prime minister may has until Monday to come up with a new blueprint for Britain's exit. From the EU stocks finished higher on Wall Street today. The Dow was up almost two thirds of a percent. This is NPR. And you're listening to WNYC. I'm Jamie Floyd. The New York state legislature is taking the lead on policy measures this session. Karen DeWitt reports according to the text books, that's the way government is supposed to work, but in Albany that system has been subverted for decades as the governor has taken the lead role in most major items, even though one party is now in charge of the governor's office and the legislature. There's some signs of competition between the two blur Horner with the government reform group New York public interest research group says for supporters of these issues the rivalry can only be a benefit that the legislature. And the governor's office may be looking to one up each other is probably a good thing for the public. He says the state budget with all of the decisions about spending and taxes will be the real test, though, whether all patterns are broken at the capital the chief prosecutor's. Office in Turkey is indicating that it wants to arrest Nick center NS Kanter, that's according to the Turkish newspaper the daily Sobar. It says the office requested an international arrest warrant, alleging that cantor is part of a terrorist organization connected to a coup attempt two years ago. Cantor has been an outspoken critic of Turkish president Roger Tayyip Erdogan. But did not join the Knicks on a trip to London this week for fears of his safety, the conflict escalated this week with cantor publishing an op Ed in the Washington Post saying that anyone who speaks out against air to one is a target and giving an interview to NPR's Scott Simon four days ago in a tweet today. Kantor wrote, quote, the only thing I terrorize is the rim and in New Jersey, the mayor of Newark razz Baraka sent a letter to President Trump this week asking him to consider putting five billion dollars toward fixing aging water infrastructure in cities across the country instead of. Building a wall on the southern border. If the argument is about five billion dollars, they can use that money for something. Much more useful and has an immediate immediate result on the lives of children in this in this country, particularly poor and black and Brown. Children political found that Newark's lead levels in water where at seventeen year high in parts of that city and discovered an increase in the percentage of children in Essex County who tested positive for unsafe levels of lead in their blood tonight. Partly cloudy. We'll have a low around twenty three degrees. Currently, it's thirty six degrees..
"nairobi" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Have not yet been swept away can go to our website and find out where which areas are in evacuation area. And if you're if you're going down, a debris swollen, which is now wherever you probably don't have to go on the website because you know, where it's going to happen. Heavy rain today, light rain tomorrow. Heavy rain again. And I heard this one there was one gentleman that they interviewed earlier, and he talked about how the gullies on both side of him will fill up in flow over. So the worst thing is going to be that he won't be able to get into his house or out of his house once this happens. But he's going to go ahead and stay people. Do this is this is how people died, and he admits the firefighters told me I'm making their job harder on them. But I'm not going to bother him. I don't know why firefighters still go into rescue people when they're told we're not coming in to rescue you. Yeah. Because what would happen? Like right now. A lot of people agree with you there like, yeah. Right. You choose to stay in. That's on you. But if somebody actually died. Yeah. Then. The public sentiment would turn against the fire especially video of a couple of paramedics or firemen sitting in their fire truck playing solitaire. And then that looks visuals very very tough to overcome. Why are they playing solitaire if there's two of them 'cause they're playing by themselves? Oh. Okay. All right now. Let's talk about this. What's being described as a terror attack outside a hotel complex in Nairobi this morning?.
"nairobi" Discussed on African Tech Roundup
"Investment arbitration. He also serves as an advisor to the Africa blockchain alliance and the agenda group alongside advising partners such as coin desk MIT and now listen end to broaden understanding of what constitutes a digital asset. And learn why the adoption of a pragmatic pan African framework for dealing with digital assets might well be in everyone's best interests. This is an independent African take round of production. The opinions expressed by me your host and those of my guests to not necessarily reflect the opinions of the presenting partner race. I am Felix Macharia. I'm the head of rations for use Nairobi a blockchain start of that hosts annoyed for that. You'll slow ching protocal most of the head of community and strategy for Africa digital asset from my name is Marvin originally from the Bahamas. I'm a venture technology and securities lawyer Steph executive off of raise distributed ledger technology startup based in the Bahamas and Kenya and strategy and lead African lasted foundation and framework and Felix Moco trustees of the foundation, welcome to the African tick round up Felix. And welcome to you. Thanks for having. Thank you. Thank you. So Marvan in as much as I said, welcome to you as well. I really should say welcome back. This is your second time on the show, man. How you doing? I missed it. This time not in Johannesburg. Yeah. We're actually recording this remotely a really important topic. We hit to discuss the notion of digital assets with specific reference to how that notion is being framed on the continent and its investigations for Africans everywhere in the world. But before we get to that what's trending in your life. Guys felix. What's what's going down man where you had to meet in person? But I kind of feel like I know quite a bit of botchy because of Marvin and all the conversations I have with him. But what's trending give give us a sense of what you a day today in Kenya is like and what's trending right now. So I I Don up in Kenya. It's not easy. What habit we do quite? Well, basically what we do is. We host a note for a blockchain protocol ills. So on any typical days just to make sure that the note is up and running. But we also do decentralized application development is basically means locations that arresting. On the blockchain technology or protocols, and we develop that so we adopted velopment center. The other thing that we do quite broccoli is we do a lot of develop a training on how to develop on us. So these particular experiences combined especially around centralize governance is what does Abe will meet to contribute quite actively to of. So we're gonna talk a little bit about aid f two on eight f obviously being the African digital asset framework. You guys primarily on the show to talk us through what's essentially, a pretty idealistic. But well written white paper that we're going to get to later, but Felix I'm more interested for now to understand how a Kenyan gets involved in this. What's what was your entree into the space? And maybe while you're at it. What is us for those of our listeners who unfamiliar with with the jogging. So high got into the space was from reading a book, but in two thousand sixteen. Blockchain a blueprint for the new Konami by Melanie one. So I read the book, and it was quite inspiring around seventeen got involved in the whole cryptocurrency space, and I just finished a research degree in the university of Nairobi. So I wrote a Melanie and Astor to you know, I do research I can help you guys because I don't see anybody from Africa. So taking that step. She gave me the job. And that's how I ended up researching a lot around blockchain so ES is a blockchain protocol. So most people most likely have had bitcoin or possibly a theorem you're sort of like fits in that category. But it's a technology that you can build anything on to compute a digital currency like these an ill and out there, but you can also Buell's land registries health data. Strays financial obligations on the technology. So in that respect is it's a lot more like you theory versus say bitcoin. Yes. Yes. Yes. That you can actually use Mark contracts on the protocal..
"nairobi" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Shop in London and Allen cottages. In Nairobi in the next thirty minutes. We'll go to Central African Republic with thousands of people seeking refugee is in hospital there following that's following clashes between armed groups where also in Malawi Kenya. Where today the BBC opens its brand new bureau neraby this morning. Yes. Did talking to students about what it means to be East African. BBC news with David Harper. The United States has fully restored sanctions on Iranian banks and oil exporters officials in Washington hope economic devastation will weaken the Islamic republic's military power in the Middle East. The measures were foreseen in may when President Trump pulled out of an international agreement aimed at restricting Iran's nuclear program. President Xi Jinping of China says import tariffs on foreign goods will be lowered and they'll be changes to make it easier for foreign firms to set up in education and medical services, but Mr. she did not address call US complaints amount, alleged theft of intellectual property. By election results in Myanmar. Have delta blow to an sam-soo cheese party, the National League for democracy won seven of thirteen seats that were up for election, losing ethnic minority constituencies, you'd have previously held to journalists for the Reuters news agency sentenced to seven years in prison. Inma- have appealed against their conviction on charges of breaking the official secrets act. The trial was announced internationally as a fast. Reuters has always argued that the reporters were framed because they don't cover the massacre of revenge of men by the Burmese army three Venezuelan soldiers have been killed and ten others wounded in a clash close to the Colombian border. And as well as defense minister said they were attacked by paramilitary groups, but several opposition sources in Venezuela say the attackers were members of the left-wing National Liberation Army of Columbia Saudi Arabia is expected to defend its rights record before a United Nations panel in Geneva today the review. It takes place amid international criticism of the conduct of the war in Yemen. And over the murder of a Saudi journalist, the former Australian cricket captain Mark Taylor has become the latest person to step down from the board of the sports national governing body then resignations follows a ball tampering scandal. That's the latest BBC news. David. Hello. And welcome to Newsday with Connie shop in London an alum Kosuge's in Nairobi Kenya. A statue of the great Mahatma causing control Vesey in Malawi. Also, an underwater robot being sent to Australia's coral reefs. Stay with us to find out more. The bureau is opening later today. And.
"nairobi" Discussed on FunnelHacker Radio
"Eventually is selling for tens of thousands of dollars, and it's all because of the experience and the value that was created because of somebody else. And so I was sitting there thinking about how can you do the same type of thing to your audience who you may not be able to see or you're not around in your funnel. And so while we were out here, we had the opportunity of going to the zuri bead factory. Now here in Nairobi back in nineteen seventy five, an Englishwoman thought she would do something, but she could actually somehow give back to the community at the time, there was a ton of displaced single moms. What could we do to to help? And so she started with just two women, and they started basically making these handmade beads and these beads. These were unique and they were special, and yet they started to sell these beads. It was just a commodity, like anything else. You know how, how can people get people to understand the value of what we're creating? And so she created the whole Kazura beat funnel, and I going to walk you through how this funnel actually worked. So let me tell you the story we ended up. We started off over in a different village, helping out a lot of these, a lot of people from Kenya, and we're back just for a short period of time before we were taken off to a safari. So one of the things that student Amy McLaren from village impact, that's the organization. I'm not here with one thing. They want to make sure that we all experienced the beat funnel. So what we ended up doing sixty people basically loaded up in buses and we headed over to the factory. Well, you can't just walk into the factory and you can't just go buy beads at the factory. You actually have to go through the tour. So step one is you need to make sure that if you've got a thing, especially people feel like it's a commodity, you've got to find some way of creating an experience, the experience that the zuri bead factories created changed what you would think of as cheap little clay beads worth. You know. Two or three or four, five cents into literally tens if not hundreds and for some even thousands of dollars. So let me take it through the step-by-step. Its very first thing you end up doing is you're, you're met by guide and our guides name was Caroline and Caroline was super excited, tons of energy and is exuded this happiness. And she told us a little bit about the story how it got started. And then she took us into show us how the beads are actually made. She walk into this little tiny room and here was a table of. About thirty women fifteen on each side and they were rolling these beads..
"nairobi" Discussed on This American Life
"On august eleventh twenty fourteen hasaan took up to nairobi airport after now living in a small town in maine the women who've been supporting him is putting him up with our family about a month thin i give him a coal yes leo high at the how is it going to hear from you it's going to be good so can i tell you some of the surprises that trikes me must there's a bust bucks do you know where the bus boxes he saying postbox mailbox it's on the side of the road leo can you believe that at says is expecting social security card and green card in the mail are you telling me that everything would be delivered into that little box in about it can grab it the idea that in nine hundred states green card could sit in an unlocked mailbox on a public road blew his mind that was ten months ago at the spend the winter installing insulation on roofs around main he really wants to apply for college but it's hard because he sends a lot of his money back home hassans now married still in university still living in eastleigh abdicates in touch with the woman he was seeing back in nairobi she's still asking him to bring her to the us and marry her he's not sure he wants to do that one time asked a straight up if she into him if he didn't have a green card and she was honest she said no which app depreciated he knows somali women don't have a lot of options for leaving easily part of me is still in europe is stealing eighthly it was my brother they're my friends at our after says since he left his friends have this new ritual when they go to the teashop they will use to hang out that she's just some tables and chairs or woman sets up on the street outside her building the older an extra cup of tea fab day that's what they do and they drink it for me like if two or three people they just take sips sending me photo of the of the t and telling me that you're and then the.
"nairobi" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"This is the moth radio hour from px i'm sarah austin genus this is an hour about fathers and our next storyteller comes from our global community program blessing was part of a women and girls storytelling workshop we held in nairobi she's a gender advocate who now fights for maternal health and women's rights and that's a direct result of the events in this story after the nairobi workshop i asked blessing to join us in california and tell her story on the main stage so here's blessing dea live at the moth in los angeles good evening i'm the first child and daughter of a pastor i grew up as the only child for eight years and i was very close to my dad he used to call me his princess he's cinderella i used to get piggyback rides and uses afro to pretend hours headdress doc close but you see as apostol you get to share your time your emotions your resources your space and your family with the rest of the society everyone just wants a part of you some people want to pray others wants to come for counseling people just want you to be there for them and slowly my father and i we begin to drift apart as opposed dot com expected to be actively involved in church and i was actively involved i think in the choir i love singing i used to add dramas take bible queasy i was everyone church doing everything i could do i was mini pasta myself in nigeria pastas and their families and not expected to do anything wrong the health such high standards as did was seconds to god and then i get pregnant i know married major daughter of a pastor i was brought up in the uraba community do robots are one of the three major tribes in nigeria and they have this high value is a morals especially when it comes to sex if round against premarital sex the the applaud virginity in fact when you're getting married in uraba communities they give your husband a white handkerchief to put on you during your first intercourse he would let us show everyone that handkerchief to show that you're a veg i'm here seventeen year old teenage on married daughter a pasta breaking the code of the community and the church i think of my father mostly i think of what the church will see i so i tried to.
"nairobi" Discussed on The Moth
"From kiara apps this is the moph radio hour i'm jennifer hickson in this hour we're going to visit the realm of teenagers and young adults as told them story slams all over the country and abroad as we review moths lam stories we've noticed that many people choose to tell stories from these years in their lives what is it about being a teenager that remains so vivid and feel so story worthy maybe it's that everything matters so much when you're a teenager our first story is set in africa nairobi kenya to be exact but i was struck with how very familiar this story sounds like it could easily be said in nebraska or denver or new jersey where i'm from like maybe if i didn't have impressionable young children maybe i'd have a very similar story to share with sony garland told this at a australia france and london she was visiting from kenya years massoni garland live at the mouth hi wow i wanna tell you about a story that happened way i grew up in nairobi which is a fair distance from here and i'm gonna take you back almost forty years ago it's always shocking me when i realize how old i really am but anyway and if i was a teenager nineteen seventy seven and i was crazy about an american musician and had name was merely jackson i don't know if any of you know media jackson but she the one who sang if loving you is wrong i don't want to be right back on senior.
"nairobi" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"The other hand the as play ball with some of is israel's enemies we we hope that in syria they will live up to the commitments and keep to iran away but the fact that there are enshrining iran's longterm role in syria uh is does not bode well the prime minister of israel in nairobi for a celebration absolutely for the installation of president kim janda he was the prime minister when he actually didn't attend because of security considerations the swearing in but was at a luncheon and uh present there were a many african presidents but he had personal meetings with the everybody from gum bone to uganda to tanzania zambia uh the south sudan uh ed botswana namibia and the prime minister of ethiopia and others and this in to the 24hour period also rwanda announced that they were opening an israeli embassy there which has not been true for a long time and we're seeing this that this is a breakthrough it's a revolution in in africa in their attitude towards israel which years ago uh motivated by the promises of a lotta gold at the end of the orly rainbow proved to be few tall and the real gold was israeli technology advice services an assistant i'm wondering malcolm as this is also the result of saudi arabia having stop the provocations and the threats about israel and nitz linkage to the terror i found was that i think that they see that there is no price to be paid that here the arab countries are dealing quietly see riley by you read about it in the newspaper that peiris but there's also a common enemy argument because the big threat to them is iran every the african leader meet starts off by telling us iran iran iran that they're in they're trying to undermine the regimes they're infiltrating they're they're working there to spread islamist fundamentalism so you have all of these common themes that we see in other parts of the region we moved to iran and making demands on syria now this is a mystery malcolm did not prepped me for this i i was the surprise he said this this this is this is what this is what we've come to after fifteen years of war fighting malcolm wants to surprise me with bad news go ahead right so the iranians now given the.
"nairobi" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Find out with travel two hundred kilometers north of nairobi offing told that the firm said at here where one young entrepreneur thinks she has nonsense james in paris agricultural finance both of nairobi and you hey i i'm james headlines latin pay some one of the fund as a fundraising is made trump while its peaceful to how many acres to have here that under annika an what are you going on this orbital granted two months ago it was the rain it i have no be have this thing let's there was moaning to the test demonstrating for like now there is a peaceful patrick planted with trees on it and he wants to build a greenhouse here and the bank said no we can't give you the hundred and fifty dollars you need because we have no idea whether you're a reliable credit risk or not and that's when he went to farm drive from wanted to ask them fall at some bread went through a fun application initiative it and me they rendered peres edited that when we think two months and motor to use that landfall they have some cows so a boat some feed for the cause because they throw twists coming so a a hedge to prepare for the please may animals in the two and since then have you had any more lines from farmed life i oppresses overpowering another in them said he say they didn't give me because i paid the last one video so i think they are going to give me another one and explained to me then perez how did you get into this business in the first place what with your inspiration dinanath i dropping farming community and and that's why i went from my i leave school before i went to haste glencore needs at the university of natal be that's why i studied computes on sunday met every time microfund on the fast day we went to the same dumb from one of the key problems that meeker up we if is farmers including of a on families by not making much from their finding activities from has teamed economy kenyan must african countries how easy it that the people who esteem as as actually not getting the dami mom support they need to improve their livelihoods banks what are you looking for what will make you be much more comfortable in lending to from as and they say we need.
"nairobi" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Streets in nairobi laced today the coalition is demanding an overhaul of the electoral commission before we run at the country's annulled presidential elections global news his 24 hours a day powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries i'm which could get this is blamed that caroline thank you so much michika now drugmaker ozone genome nomex has become the first listed company to announce its moving out of catalonia following sunday's illegal independence referendum that his post pushed pain into political crisis made the lender banco sabadell has also decided to move to alicante and kaisha bank is said to be considering a similar move i'm pleased to say that we can go live now to barcelona this morning where the autozone genomic ceo carlos bless say is standing by to speak to us we're very pleased to have you on the program to shed some light on this story you have decided and agreed to move the company's legal domicile to madrid from the catalan capital barcelona in a statement from your boards he says it is meant to optimize the company's operations in relations with investors to what extent is this decision a result of the referendum well i mean republican but book taken by by warrior who who could do that the now and then we could cook new york in the audience governor company like gouge tara biopharmaceuticals company and with the operation to become public in mount wrecking now in the future we were great than we can be very clear come on you you you obtaining but with the idea group we thought were kimiko kimiko so the vehicle bombs are highly regulated unquote are the only kabutocho shoot the european come on one we are going to treat what are we alone belong glenn on them and took to avoid any on or and to avoid any ambiguity were on hitting them the but in the bed into the cooking too i work properly dominant hill he now believed were dying no unknown door or maybe we thunder in the future we spoke to louise the queen does to the spanish economy minister he was adamant that independence for catalonia won't top and why have you taken this decision now wouldn't have wouldn't it have been prudent to essentially wait and see what happens while we have been there are all the court boycott grantham bit aplomb economy would have been waiting for more to heat and cool him but but improper m e r dot org.
"nairobi" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"Country's electoral commission releasing fake results it's officials say tallies from nearly ninety percent of all polling stations indigo elite for the incumbent to hurricane yasser who center of taken about fifty five percent of the vote from the kenyan capital nairobi yesterday tat reports as the results from individual polling stations across the country have been streaming into the election commission's online results page overnight the opposition candidate roller danga has already cold foul he's more than a million votes behind but called the procedure a sham because supporting documents proving the results have not been published he claimed that the machine that his voting the election commission admitted a lack of mobile data coverage has delayed the delivery of supporting documents ten years ago there was viall lindh's after allegations the vote was rigged kenyans don't want a repeat of that but the opposition has vowed to challenge the result any suggestion the vote may have been tampered with today marks the tenth anniversary appoints widely regarded as the start of the global financial crisis the credit crunch began when french bank flagged up problems in the us mortgage market the fallout sparked the collapse of one of america's biggest investment banks lehman brothers the nationalization of northern rock and the white a bank bailout he's on economics correspondent andrew therapy that already being signs of trouble but it was on the ninth of august two thousand and seven that the full horror became suddenly a parents the french bank bnp parabak had three funds which put hundreds of millions.
"nairobi" Discussed on WWL
"Cruel iraq it would not already defacto occurred annoy out there so who rocky porsche the vansem you aware of sports will be all through the control group isis fighters extremists from the alqaedalinked elsa bob terror group have attacked a village in southeastern kenya locals say they went to homes searching for nonmuslim men and gathered their victims together before beheading them reporter lenny is in nairobi liability happy and beheaded and the area in the left wing hack you're out of work hill about four billion were killed by arch of that so i think it is an escalation of of on the acuity and a terrorist attack either area democratic lawmakers continue their attacks on the gop legislation that would repeal and replace obamacare senator martin heinrich of new mexico during today's weekly address the massive medicaid cuts and the waivers for essential benefits in the republican bill would reverse many of the gains that we have made in states over the last few years new video showing a deadly crash involving tennisstar venus williams has police in florida doing a one eighty he they now say williams was not at fault cbs's tell you to cope with police in palm beach gardens released new video of the crash on friday that they say shows venus williams was not at fault however the family of the man killed in the crash disputes that they say the video tells a far different story one in which the fivetime wimbledon champion is to blame williams is still being sued for wrongful death by the man who.
"nairobi" Discussed on Politically Re-Active
"Joe favorite comey day folks and traveling on yet sort of funny um view don't realize how specialist will be in hurt were all the same room together mean hurry do this podcast for a long time ago mmhmm and very rarely release a room but were all in seattle my favorite place at my favorite place he has to save time it's of you'll be the better mood during his hands in iin feeling i was here the best by it's your read is my for a hot i you grow up here i grew up here you must be so happy yeah now it's awesome it's great to be back like eat sushi and drink coffee he knows what he's a be back because i just realizes this second ago you live in kenya living kanye i live in nairobi how about yourself central bankers mining tomorrow is could cool you from kenya and i've never been to kenya's i feel like way went up in me like that i've ever been and you're living in its you've gotta like not of messy you do in your guest since his podcast is coming what upping the but a how did that happen so i most of my work is in the us i ran out about us politics but maybe like a quarter to a third of eta's is also that reproductive rights and health and 'afrand reporting from all over the world for the past couple of years on those topics writing stories that almost no one reads unfortunately so i met my now fiance in malawi a couple of years ago and after we started dating his job he works foreign policy magazine promoted him to africa editor of the magazine and so we could live kind of anywhere on the continent he both really left kenya ray like east africa nairobi's an awesome place.