Poverty in the midst of underground treasure

May 3, 2016

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Umazi (not her real name) personifies the level of poverty that characterizes Kinango Sub-county in Kwale County. The 38 year-old mother of six is not only a widow, but also the sole breadwinner of her family. Her tools of trade include a metal basin and little bowls which she uses to sort gemstones-a common mineral […]

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A number of explorers have sought to prospect for oil deposits in Pongwe-Kidimu area.

April 23, 2016

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Fishing is one of the major occupations of the residents of Pongwe – Kikoneni.  There is one jetty at Shimoni. This jetty serves mainly the tourists and local people to the islands, fishermen and as an entry point to Pongwe Kikoneni. It also serves as a boat repair yard. This is a major infrastructure in […]

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Sex Tourism on Increase in Kwale

October 21, 2015

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Sex tourism, especially in middle level hospitality establishments and villas and cottages is on the increase in Kwale, especially in Diani, Msambweni and Tiwi areas. This is mainly due to the fact that star rated hotels have ensured that this does not occur in their establishments. This follows campaigns made by Non state actors on the […]

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Kwale Women still Marginalized

October 14, 2015

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Women and girls in Kwale and Kilifi counties have remained among the most marginalized population in the country. According to the Germany Foundation for World Population (DSW), the two regions are among the most affected in rural Kenya. The organization, which launched a Women and Girls Empowerment Project (WOGE) in Kwale and Kilifi, further called […]

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THE LEGAL STATUS OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN THE ACCESS TO MINERALS AND SHARING OF MINING BENEFITS: BEYOND EMPTY RHETORIC? By Hamisi Mgandi Lugogo

December 3, 2014

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ABSTRACT One of the key reasons for unsustainable use of resources is the lack of equity in the access to minerals and sharing of accruing benefits with local communities. Studies have rightly associated mining with perennial conflicts, increased poverty, massive environmental degradation, and blatant violation of human rights. In certain instances, mining has endangered the […]

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April 10, 2014

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Posts Tagged ‘nuru ya kwale’by Linda Raftree. ICTs, social media, local government and youth-led social audits Posted in accountability, activism, development, governance, Kenya, mapping, open government, participation, social media, transparency, YETAM, youth, youth media, tagged accountability, governance, Kenya, Kwale, nuru ya kwale, online and offline, open government, Plan Kenya, social audit, transparency, youth on February 27, […]

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STUDY REPORT OF THE KIBUYUNI MANGAWANI WATER PROJECT

December 6, 2013

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By Annah Gilbert Mwikali mwikalianne38@yahoo.com 1.1 The study Mkanda dam is located in Kibuyuni village, Mangawani location, Kubo division, which is in Matuga constituency of Kwale County. More specifically, it is located at the source of river Mkanda. The indigenous people here are largely the Duruma and Digo with some minority from the Kamba and […]

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