The Continent

Readers, authors show support for ill Binyavanga Wainaina

Beloved Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina is seriously ill following a stroke and has travelled to India for treatment. AAISHA DADI PATEL explains.The author who...

For better or worse, Zimbabweans keep surviving

Zimbabwe may be in political and economic disarray but its people are still standing, and they owe their continued resilience to an unyielding entrepreneurial spirit,...

Banned in his own country and forced to leave SA under...

LEGESSE SEIFU, a 46-year-old Ethiopian asylum seeker, has been ordered to get out of the country before 28 May (tomorrow) by the South African department...

#BringBackOurGirls: A year on and the Chibok girls are still missing

On 14 April 2014, 276 girls were kidnapped from their boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria, by the terrorist group Boko Haram. It has been...

Garissa: the Kenyan town attacked by Al Shabaab

Bodies are still being recovered from Garissa University College in Kenya, where Al Shabaab gunmen are holding students hostage. As the devastating tragedy unfolds,...

Saving lives – and limbs – on the DRC/CAR border

Shot in the leg by members of the Séléka militia troops, with a bullet that shattered her tibia, passed through her body and grazed...

Children fall victim to state ineptitude and capitalist land-grab in Kenya

Kenya found its way into the international media for all wrong reasons last week.Images of Kenyan police brutally breaking up a demonstration by young children waving twigs,...

South African government condemns violence in Kenya

Government has denounced the violence in Kenya following the murder of 36 Kenyan workers in an attack at the Mandera quarry. The bodies were...

Kenyans wear miniskirts to protest woman’s assault over clothing choice [VIDEO]

Last week, a video of a Kenyan woman being attacked by a group of men went viral on social media. The footage shows the...

Zambians lay President Michael Sata to rest

Lusaka, Zambia - Zambia's President Michael Sata was given a warm sendoff by mourners at Heroes Stadium yesterday, when he was finally laid to...

10 reasons why mobile rocks in Africa

Mobile use in Africa is expected to increase 20-fold in the next five years. Despite unreliable electricity and a lack of physical connectivity, Africans...

Editorial: Why should we turn the other cheek?

Between the deaths of 84 South Africans in the collapse of a building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Nigeria,...

The Westgate Mall attack: One year later, no less senseless or...

It was Saturday, 21 September 2013, and I had just finished presenting the midday bulletin at our Nairobi studios when I read the first...

A survivor remembers the Westgate Mall attack

The morning of 21 September 2013 was strange. It was cold.The radio station I work for, East FM, was hosting their first ever Junior...
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