African queens

Describes how a small women’s group in the heart of Kenya is acting as a forceful lobby for change at national level. Rachel Ellison A rusting ferry boat creaks and hauls its cargo of trucks, bicycles, bananas and people across the bay to Likoni near Mombasa. Hawkers shout above the din of diesel engines, honking car horns and the clattering chaos of market day. The sun beats down on Kenya’s east coastal trading hub. It’s a hot and humid 36°C. In a sleepy village behind the market, it’s a different story. A clutch of red-earth wattle-and-daub houses creates a respite […]

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