A division of Nairobi Area in Kenya, Kibera is the largest urban slum in Africa. Living conditions are extremely poor and even basic services like running water, electricity and sanitation facilities are lacking.
Peepoople, a Swedish firm, is using Kibera as a place to test its Peepoo, a bio-degradable, single-use, self-sanitising toilet bag, which might go a long way towards fixing the toilet problem that millions of slum dwellers face.
King’s African Rifles
In early twentieth century, Nubian people (ethnic group originally from northern Sudan and southern Egypt) were allotted plots in the outskirts of Nairobi in return for their service with the King’s African Rifles (KAR). It was this settlement that went on to become Kibera as we know it today.
A multi-battalion British colonial regiment, the KAR was raised from Britain’s colonies in East Africa and served from early 1900s until independence in 1960s. During the World War I, KAR’s expansion saw their unit strength being brought to the same number as British and Indian Army Imperial Service units.
Did you know that the Indian Army initially originated from the armies of East India Company, which later became the British Indian Army before finally becoming the national army following our independence? With the President of India as its Commander-in-Chief, the Indian Army is the land-based branch and the largest component of Indian Armed Forces.
A supersonic cruise missile, BrahMos can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. On Monday, the Indian Army successfully test-fired an advanced version of the 290-km range BrahMos in Rajasthan, piercing the designated concrete structure, a “hardened target”.
So the path that we have traversed today is:
Kibera —> King’s African Rifles —> Indian Army —> BrahMos
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Chilika Lake —> Hyundai
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