Preparing a trip to Burundi. Going there for reports on malaria. On the 25th of April it’s Africa Malaria Day. Yearly almost three million people are still dying of this disease, most of them young children and women. Between 300 and 500 million get the disease each year. Kenyan government is considering to use DDT in the battle against the malaria mosquito. Almost 50.000 Kenyans are being killed by the disease each year. Since a year Uganda has already been using DDT, because research shows that it is more effective than any other pesticide. And what about the next generation of children, being born with handicaps caused by this poison that is forbidden almost everywhere in the world?
Could job rotation for world leaders work? Ever wondered how Africa would look if we
Shelly Githonga is a Kenyan writer. Last year, her screenplay was selected from the catalog of the Kenyan Scriptwriters Guilt, to be produced. Days before the movies premieres, we talk to her. Who is the writer and what moves her to write about a serious subject as mental health?