Ken Opala

Ken Opala is the founding editor of the African Investigative News Service (AINews), a news syndication based in Nairobi Kenya. He has worked in various capacities – environmental reporter, investigative editor, editor-in-chief – in some of Kenya’s leading newsrooms, including the Nation Media Group, the largest news publisher in East and Central Africa. Ken is a past winner of the CNN African Journalist of the Year 1997, Kenya Print Journalist of the Year, Peter Jenkins Journalism Award for Conservation Reporting, and the Lorenzo Natali Journalism Award managed by the European Commission. He has also been shortlisted for many other local and international journalism awards.

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    CHAPTER 1: THE LAST RESOURCE, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO | DISEASE AND REPETITIVE ABORTIONS

    CHAPTER 2: THE LAST RESOURCE, KENYA | Fighting for daily life

    CHAPTER 3: THE LAST RESOURCE, LIBERIA |Surviving amid predators and hunger

    CHAPTER 4: THE LAST RESOURCE, MALI | Exposed to evil

    CHAPTER 6: THE LAST RESOURCE, SOUTH AFRICA | Apartheid and the useless men in our lives

    CHAPTER 7: THE LAST RESOURCE, UGANDA | A very public secret

    CHAPTER 8: THE LAST RESOURCE, ZIMBABWE | After dark

    CONCLUSION