10 years ago, the sound of shouting and banging fists on the front gate of the “Safe House” would keep Agnes Pareyio awake at night. The commotion: Parents demanding the return of their girls so they could go through the traditional female Maasai rite of passage, ukeketaji, to become a woman.
Thursday, Kenya’s political uncertainty was apparent as election day saw low voter turnouts in certain polling stations, and protests across parts of the country. Many opposition supporters held true to their word of not voting. CGTN’s Oliver Jarvis recounts the key events he experienced throughout the day:
CGTN Africa’s Oliver Jarvis went live from Volcanoes National Park to document the conservation efforts of, and to come face-to-face with, the mountain gorillas.
CGTN Africa’s Oliver Jarvis went live from Dandora Dumpsite, Nairobi to show the extent of the damage that plastic has on our environment.
ADEX CHINA 2016 is one of Asia’s biggest dive shows. Oliver Jarvis was there in 2016 to interview some of its most prestigious guests…
Released in January 2017, Scuba Diver brought you the most inspiring images from some of the industry’s greatest photographers. With a foreword by Paul Nicklen, stories behind the most incredible underwater shots, and photography tips and […]
“Manta, Manta!” somebody shouts, and the whole boat rocks as BCDs are thrust on and weight belts collide. Those who are already ready are already in. The water is clear, but the current is strong. I rush my BCD on, go through the buddy safety checks, and try to hold myself as I realise that this is a first for me – diving with manta rays. Looking from the boat, large black silhouettes break the blue and drift below like kites. I bite the feeling, I bite the excitement and I jump. Into the blue, into Komodo, into the wild world.
From dragons to deserts, we explore the land of Komodo in photography.
We climb down at night, away from the streetlights and roads. If we go too early and get caught then it’s game over – exploring underground drains, after all, is dangerous and illegal. We have […]
It’s like a mechanical bull ride. I’m tilting side to side trying to master this rented moped. The roads are uneven, I’m embarrassingly inexperienced, and the sun is setting. If it wasn’t for the warming smile of my guide and the desire to feel a part of this serene island landscape on Lombok, I’d be chasing down a taxi for a safer, more comfortable ride.
Through the lens of life in Lombok; images captured from exploring the many waterfalls of Gunung Rinjani, to spending a day with the rice farmers of the many farmlands.
“If you love a flower that lives on a star, it is sweet to look at the sky at night. All the stars are a-bloom with flowers . . .”
– The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The discovery of life on another planet would light up space in a way for exploration that few could ever truly imagine. Just imagine: a night’s sky with all the stars and planets alight – in this too-big, too-vast universe – hosting some form of life. And each of those forms of life developing on their own terms, perhaps unaware of the myriad other forms of life that surround them. It’s a discovery that would revolutionise late-night dates lying on car bonnets, improve remote camping trips around tiny fires, and change science as we once knew it.
For well over a century, women of the South Korean island province of Jeju have made their living by freediving, ill-equipped, to the depths of the ocean to harvest seaweed and shellfish.
Oliver Jarvis, in-house writer for Scuba Diver, was given the opportunity to learn to dive by Scuba Junkie in the incredible waters surrounding Mabul Island, Borneo. In a flurry of dive-related enthusiasm, he documents exactly how learning to dive changed his life.
Oliver Jarvis, writing for Travel Magazine, experienced a life changing reality on the side of Asia’s most active volcano.
Southeast Asia (SEA) may be the up and coming place to party, work or ‘find yourself’ – but these luxuries and drunken-fuelled epiphanies can sometimes be surrounded by Good Morning Vietnam-esque scenes of poverty and corruption. Currently based in one of the most advanced SEA cities, Singapore, I decided to travel to Cambodia; a third world country renowned for its ‘Jungle Atlantis’ and backdrop role in Tomb Raider, but also a country still trying to forget the disturbed memory of the Khmer Rouge regime.
A gentleman’s bookshelf says more about the man he is than his most watched on Netflix, his favourite sex position on a Sunday morning or his opinion on Joey Essex. Indisputably it’s what a man reads, how he empathises with the characters and how he uses what he learns from them, that defines him.
The greatest knowledge a gentleman can ever acquire is from his father or about his father. It’s moments when you’re completely alone and vulnerable as an adolescent, like facing off with an angry driver that you’ve carelessly bumped into the back of, that the words of your father form the moral backbone of your behaviour.
Whether you’re a debutant traveller of the country, seasonal regular or full-time resider, the UK holds an array of picture postcard sights which have been made famous around the world. The landscape that inspired Wordsworth’s lyrical odyssey, Dickens’ descriptive charm and One Direction is a place beguiled with beauty and memories.
Jake Thomas and Oliver Jarvis walk over 90 miles, from Chepstow to Stonehenge, to experience the ancient route of the stone circle – from Cinderella-towns to slaughterhouses, this journey on foot redefines their perception of the British countryside forever.
It’s a tough one… compiling a list of lyrics that every gentleman will agree with as having the most meaning. After all, every man has his own set like he does his own golf clubs. Lyrics that take him back to a different period; whether that’s a love lyric from a past-time with a past-lover, a particular punk soundtrack to his coming of age story, or a Wham! moment of extreme happiness.
Last week, Kenya implemented a nationwide plastic ban – set to reduce the amount of plastic pollution and its impacts on the environment.
What could happen come August 8? CGTN Africa’s Oliver Jarvis discusses the results of a national opinion poll with research analyst Dr Tom Wolf, to try and determine which way the election could swing.
Lead researcher Dr Tom Wolf tells CGTN Africa’s Oliver Jarvis that even though the polls show Kenyans to be unhappy with the current state of the country, it doesn’t mean that they will put confidence in a different leadership.