Katie G. Nelson
Katie G. Nelson is an American journalist and photographer covering human rights, health and aid accountability issues in East Africa. She is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.
Activists hope this will set a precedent for intersex rights in Kenya, but intersex inclusion is still far from reality.
Health & Medicine
With the country’s HIV/AIDS rate expected to rise and clinics struggling to supply medication to a growing pool of patients, some say Uganda is jeopardizing the gains made in the last two decades and leaving the country vulnerable for a renewed epidemic in the coming years.
Kenya is not alone in subjecting suspected gay men to forced anal exams. Cameroon, Egypt, Uganda and Zambia also claim the procedure is a valid method for determining if a man has participated in anal sex.
What had started at as an uneasy quiet turned violent Wednesday when unofficial results from Kenya's election showed the incumbent winning.
The hotly contested Kenyan election came to a head Tuesday when voters went to the polls. Despite the violence in the run-up, so far the elections have been largely peaceful.
In Kenya’s Rift Valley, known as the breadbasket of Kenya, almost one-third of the population is suffering from acute malnutrition, and an ongoing drought and recent infighting ahead of August’s presidential elections are only worsening an already dire situation.
The civil war in South Sudan is becoming one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. For some refugees who've fled into Uganda, ethnic rivalries stoked by the conflict persist. But other South Sudanese are rejecting those divisions and hoping for peace — together.
There are three vaccines in development in Uganda that could be used to prevent the spread of Ebola. But that's not the only way the African nation is leading the fight against such a deadly disease.
Katie Nelson is a freelance photographer and reporter in Nairobi. On a recent trip to a bookstore, she picked up some old National Geographic magazines, including one that is quite famous. The timing, though, was quite ironic.
At Uganda's gay pride event on Saturday, held at a private location, police again intervened to shut down the festivities.