"In effect, there is a clear link between the protection of nature and the building of a just and equitable social order," the pontiff said at the start of his first visit to Africa.
President Obama continued his diplomatic visit to Kenya on Sunday with a speech focusing on gender issues including sexual violence, education and the forced marriage of minors.
President Obama’s visit to Kenya is of course personal, though he has been there before both as a civilian and as a senator. But it also has a geopolitical and economic dimension.
Google is in talks to invest in Kenya’s enormous Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, which will cost $700 million.
The major discovery in Africa of tools dating around 3.3 million years old has forced scientists to push back the standard dating of the dawn of culture by 700,000 years.
Kenya is the next African nation to be put on alert by the World Health Organization, which has categorized the country as a "high-risk" site for a potential Ebola outbreak.
It's not just Uganda. The Democratic Republic of the Congo could become the 38th African country to ban homosexuality. A politician in Kenya, meanwhile, is demanding enforcement of a colonial law that criminalizes gay sex.
Kenyan tribal economics requires that the pleasure-giving parts of female genitalia be removed for families to exchange property or money during marriage. The Guardian speaks to one of the procedure's practitioners.
Climate change poses a serious threat to farming in East Africa, a region that depends on agriculture and whose population is growing very fast.