Join David Amanor in the BBC’s Nairobi bureau, home to six different language services. Find out what people's names can tell us: David Wafula’s surname tells us he was born in the rainy season, Bashkas Jugsodaay’s name contains a World War II story, and Cyuzozo Samba is called ‘last born’, although he has two younger siblings!
Plus stories close to our colleagues' hearts: twins, wigs and camels with Hamida Aboubakar, Issa Abdul and Sharon Machira.
And join Roncliffe Odit on a personalised My Home Town tour of his favourite places in Nairobi: Toi Market, Uhuru Park, and a Swahili restaurant.
Image: Hassan Lali leads Nairobi Bureau colleagues in a plank challenge
A love story between former enemies
It’s 10 years since Sri Lanka’s civil war ended. The war pitted the country's two main ethnic groups, Tamils and Sinhalese, against each other, and divisions remain. But BBC Sinhala journalist Suneth Perera marked the anniversary with an unusual love story between former enemies: Gauri Malar, a former Tamil Tiger child soldier, and Roshan Jayathilake, a Sinhalese Civil Defence Force recruit.
Image: (L) Gauri and (R) Roshan
‘Are we wrong to miss our children?’
In 2014, so-called Islamic State attacked the Yazidi religious group in northern Iraq, killing hundreds of men and capturing around 6,000 women and children. The women were used as sex slaves and although many are now free it’s emerged that the price of returning home is giving up the children fathered by their IS captors. BBC Persian journalist Nafiseh Kohnivard spent a year investigating the story for her documentary The Yazidis’ Secret Children.
Photo: Yazidis community celebrating in Iraq
What price scaling Everest?
Mount Everest in Nepal draws hundreds of climbers every year keen to scale the world's highest peak. But the effort comes at a high price, both in lives lost, and the cost to the environment. BBC Nepali’s Surendra Phuyal reports on the campaign to clean up the rubbish left behind by the climbers on Nepal's holy mountain.
Image: queuing to reach the peak of Everest
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Orangutan, elephants, and dams
Indonesia's Leuser rainforest in Sumatra is a unique ecosystem where elephants, orangutan, tigers and rhinos still live together. But this biodiverse forest is now threatened by development, as BBC Indonesia's Mehulika Sitepu found out.
Photo: Sumatran orangutan