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At D+C/E+Z, we are proud of our international network of authors. It is particularly important to us to be a platform for voices from the global south. Some authors contribute on a regular basis, others don't. Here you can find information about the people behind the contributions.

Alba Nakuwa


is a freelance journalist from South Sudan based in Nairobi.

All articles of Alba Nakuwa

Nation building

A challenge for a young country

Thirteen years after gaining independence, South Sudan is still struggling with the inclusion of its various ethnic communities. Tribalism remains a challenge that undermines a functioning nation state.

Climate crisis

Floods in the desert

Extreme weather events show the effects of global heating. The worst affected are those most in need – for example in Kakuma in northern Kenya, one of the world’s largest refugee camps.

Refugee-camp life

Refugee girls need school opportunities

In Kakuma, Kenya, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is promoting education for South-Sudanese girls, breaking traditional barriers. Efforts have increased school attendance.

Refugee-camp life

Too little for too many

Healthcare in Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp and in the Kalobeyei resettlement area has been a major problem for decades. Too many people have to share too few resources.


Responding to local needs through decentralisation

Implemented in 2013, Kenya’s devolution redistributed power to 47 counties, fostering local development. While achieving a better resource distribution and increased citizen participation, challenges like corruption and tribalism persist


Living as refugee in Kenya

To expand the Kakuma refugee camp, the Kalobeyei settlement was established in Kenya, providing shelter to refugees mostly from South Sudan


How Nairobi fights its waste

Kenya’s capital and metropolitan area are engaged in an internal battle against waste. There is hope that the struggle will eventually be won

Migration in Africa

Life as a refugee in Kenya

Kenya offers safety to refugees who fled from violence-torn South Sudan, but even highly skilled persons lack job opportunities

Violent conflict

High hopes abounded during Pope’s visit to South Sudan

Pope Francis stirred optimism in the conflict-torn country, but will people’s expectations be fulfilled?

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