The hills of the North Rift Valley in western Kenya are a pool of athletic talent. Here, young people don’t want to become teachers, lawyers or doctors. They want to be professional runners. Eva de Vries spent a few days at a training camp where many Kenyan world champions learned the skill. Listen here to the report.
Dreams of becoming a professional runner
Deutsche Welle | Pulse | Radio | 13.12.17
Accepting young people with albinism in Kenya
In Tanzania and some other African countries, people with albinism are still being hunted down and killed for their body parts. But just across the border in neighbouring Kenya, the situation for people living with the same condition is completely different. Eva de Vries visits two brave young business men with albinism in Nairobi. Listen to the report here.
VPRO Bureau Buitenland | Radio | 22.09.17
Sounds of Nairobi #4 - Beauty Salon
VPRO Bureau Buitenland | Radio | 18.09.17
Sounds of Nairobi #3 - The Gospel Train
VPRO Bureau Buitenland | Radio | 31.08.17
Sounds of Nairobi #2 - Ghetto Classics Orchestra
VPRO Bureau Buitenland | Radio | 29.08.17
Sounds of Nairobi #1 - Comedy Show
Deutsche Welle | Pulse | Radio | 08.08.17
Born of rape: Rwanda’s forgotten victims
It’s estimated between 250,000 to 500,000 women were brutally raped during the 1994 Rwandan genocide leading to the birth of thousands of children. Two decades later they are still struggling to take care of children fathered by their tormentors and the same men who killed their entire families. I went to Rwanda to meet some of those women and their children. Listen to my report for Deutsche Welle Radio here.
Deutsche Welle | Pulse | Radio | 18.07.17
Dreaming of the Tour de France in the Land of a Thousand Hills
Ten years ago many Rwandese had never even seen a road bike before. Now Rwandan riders train in European teams and they even win a medal once in a while. Cycling is on the rise in the small Central African country. Young talents are dreaming of an international career, with as ultimate goal: the Tour de France. One of them is the 16-year-old Jean-Eric Habimana, member of the junior Team Rwanda. Listen to my report for Deutsche Welle Radio here.