Derrick Wachaya

Writer Mombasa, Kenya

I’m Derrick, a Journalism and Mass Communication graduate from the Technical University of Mombasa, Kenya. Currently I write about trending topics and major issues affecting Africa for Thred, specifically concerning SDGs. View my Twitter here if you’d like to send me feedback.

Derrick is a Journalism and Mass Communication graduate from Technical University of Mombasa, Kenya. While in High School, I did a bit of French but till now I juggle with pronunciations and am still terrible at it.

Immediately after my undergrad I joined a communications company as a Social Media Community Management intern. During my studies I received training in animation. My new love for visual communication could be my next big venture – well, when I decide to explore it fully!

Currently I write about trending topics and major issues affecting Africa for Thred, specifically concerning SDGs. My aim is to raise awareness on the work being done right now to make a positive and prosperous future a reality! Oh, and I love good music, that’s my therapy, even when I’m writing.

Latest Stories from Derrick

Nigeria’s security nightmare continues to cause national havoc

Nigeria’s security nightmare continues to cause national havoc

Violent Islamic group Boko Haram has maintained a presence in the north of Nigeria despite government efforts to control unrest. It continues to disrupt civilian safety and educational opportunities. Nigeria has seen a recent spike in violent activity in the north-east as a result of militant Islamist group Boko Haram. Over 100 attacks have already occurred this year, with many more dead and injured as a result. The group’s name,...

By Mombasa, Kenya
How Dinder National Park highlights Africa’s conservation struggles

How Dinder National Park highlights Africa’s conservation struggles

Humans and local wildlife continue to battle for land in Sudan’s Dinder National Park, contributing to a complex and widespread issue with African conservation. In most African nations, wildlife makes up a huge percentage of the economy and brings in substantial amounts of tourism. Over the last few decades, Africa as a continent has stepped up its protection of wildlife and is now at the forefront of conservation. This increased...

By Mombasa, Kenya