CNN meets the people keeping ‘Mama Elephant’s’ dream alive

                      This week on Inside Africa, CNN International meets Angela Sheldrick, the daughter of Dame Daphne Sheldrick, to learn how her mother’s animal conservation legacy is being kept alive in Africa. Known for her trailblazing work with orphaned elephants in Kenya, Dame Daphne had created the most successful rescue and rehabilitation programme in the world. Throughout her years building the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, named after her late husband, Dame Daphne Sheldrick had rescued and rehabilitated over 230 baby elephants,…

Hemingways partners with EcoWorld for eco-awareness course

As part of its commitment to preserving the Kenyan coastline and ecosystem within it, Hemingways Watamu hotel has amalgamated with a local non-governmental organization ‘EcoWorld Watamu,’ which employs underprivileged locals to collect plastic debris along the beach each week and reuse and recycle it for better purposes. All plastic waste from Hemingways Watamu is directed to EcoWorld where it is separated according to weight and colour, before being shredded or melted, and recycled.  The recycled waste is used in creating art works, furniture, fence posts, and trinkets, generating income while…

First ever safety awards scheduled for Nairobi

For the first time in the country Kenya is set hold the safety wards that seeks to promote individuals and companies championing for health and safety at workplace. The awards set for 31st of August will for a start feature two counties Nairobi and Mombasa with the window open for other counties that would like to hand in submission for the awards. According to James Kinuthia the director of Safe Pro Limited, the awards will be looking at how an individual or an organisation is working towards the improvement and…

Death of 10 Rhinos, a big blow to Kenyan conservation of wildlife and nature

The Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife has dismissed claims that the death of ten rhinos was as a result of lack of a functional board at the Kenya Wildlife Service. The Ministry however admits that the former board’s conditions were not fulfilled prior to the translocation of the rhinos. Former KWS board chairman Richard Leakey had blamed the deaths of the rhinos on lack of institutional frameworks at KWS. Leakey pointed an accusing finger at Najib Balala over the death of the ten rhinos over alleged salt poisoning at the…

Ksh3.3 million up for grabs for creative Engineering

Kenyan engineers, across all disciplines, have a chance of winning Ksh3.3 million (£25,000) following the opening of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. The competition, an initiative of the Royal Academy of Engineering, is open to engineers who provide scalable entrepreneurial solutions for local problems. Applications will close on June 23 2018 and the winners will be announced in June 2019 and the Kenyan engineering fraternity will have another chance of producing a winner in the Africa-wide competition. 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer Brian Gitta won the 2018 Africa Prize for…

How a Kenyan coffee farmer uses cow dung to produce energy

Zeddy Rotich, a coffee farmer from Kericho County, explains to CNN how she uses cow dung to power her biogas stove. “Initially we are faced with so many challenges, struggling and getting firewood. And especially during the rainy season, wood fuel does not burn up, does not produce energy for cooking. With these many challenges of collecting firewood, we decided to come together as a group, that is a group of three hundred women. We wanted to construct some biogas units, at least ten every year for the women.” On…