Paige Aarhus

News

Quality Time with Kenya's Secessionists

Kenya's MRC just want their piece of the pie.
Paige Aarhus
4.19.12
News

Drinks with the Girls

I sat down with the working girls at Abu’s, a horrifying hole in the wall bar/brothel on Nairobi’s extremely sketchy River Road, to talk HIV and the proposed legalization of prostitution.
Paige Aarhus
3.26.12
News

Being a Kenyan Graffiti Artist Takes Balls

Boniface Mwangi is a Kenyan photojournalist turned graffiti artist that likes to mess with politicians and doesn't care if he gets caught.
Paige Aarhus
3.1.12
Music

Busara Was a Blast

I woke up one morning on the floor covered in octopus tentacles and money with no idea what happened. I assume it was a good night.
Paige Aarhus
2.15.12
News

Kenya Finally Decided to Take War Crimes Seriously

The international media had been anxiously awaiting another explosion of crazy violence on Monday, but while things were indeed tense in the pub, people seemed pretty stoic about the whole thing.
Paige Aarhus
1.25.12
The Children of the Dragon Issue

The Mungiki, the Taliban, and Me

The Mungiki are not only Kenya's most violent and notorious mafia/cult/political movement, they might be the largest gang in the world.
Paige Aarhus
1.9.12
News

East Africa's Space Program

When you think "countries on the cutting edge of deep space exploration," Kenya is not usually the first that jumps to mind.
Paige Aarhus
1.5.12
Stuff

On the Edge of an Exploding Volcano

Visiting the Congo's crazy, blackened, smoking hellscape right after the election.
Paige Aarhus
12.5.11
News

Pirate Patrolling in Coastal Kenya

Tourists come here for spectacular white sand beaches and "Old World charm," but you won't see a lot of them here these days because this is the frontline of a new war.
Paige Aarhus
12.1.11
Travel

Touring East Africa in a Clunker

It was a wild adventure, in the sense that everything went wrong--we lost hubcaps, suffered from alcohol poisoning, ran out of gas, and got arrested.
Paige Aarhus
11.4.11
The Spoooooooooooooky Issue

Really Strange Brew

I'm in the Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya, to taste my first glass of chang'aa, a local form of moonshine
Paige Aarhus
10.13.11