Kenya: Family of Githurai Girl Who Sang Alicia Keys's Song Get Death Threats
The family of the 13-year-old Githurai girl, Gracious Amani, who went viral on social media with her powerful voice after singing a rendition of Alicia Key's hit song, Girl on… Read more »
Africa: 'It's a Big World, Everyone Shits, and Everyone Needs a Toilet'
What is a compost toilet and how does it relate to Africa? That was the focus of my month-long trek through Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya in March 2018. Since I'm considered a… Read more »
Africa: On Africa Day - Who Has Taken Up the Mantle of Pan-Africanism?
Pan-Africanism – the liberation of Africans through regional cohesion and solidarity – has played a crucial role in shaping the continent's development. Read more »
Kenya: TEDx Goes to Kakuma Refugee Camp to Tell of Resilience, Contribution and Creativity
On June 9, Kakuma Refugee Camp will host the first-ever TEDx event at a refugee camp. Read more »
Africa: What's Behind U.S. Secretary Pompeo's Calls to African Leaders?
Less then a month after taking office as U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo spoke by telephone last week to four African leaders. Announced on Twitter by State Department… Read more »
Kenya: What Will Kenyatta Deliver for His 5th State of the Nation?
President Uhuru Kenyatta will be delivering his first State of the Nation Address after his re-election in the highly contested and controversial 2017 general election that ended… Read more »
Kenya: Brave Cop Directs Traffic 'Knee-Deep' in Floodwater
Pictures of a policeman standing on the edge of a submerged bridge helping traffic to flow again at Sultan Hamud have sparked a fountain of praise. Read more »
Africa: What's With Building All These High Walls?
When the Berlin wall finally came down in 1992, we thought: This was it, no more walls! Well, we might have celebrated too soon because in 1994 Israel constructed its own wall to… Read more »
Africa: Homegrown Approaches to Achieving Quality Education for Girls
Education is so much more than an opportunity to go to school; it is an opportunity to determine one’s future, to establish a voice within and outside of one’s… Read more »
Africa: U.S. Secretary Tillerson's Visit Unlikely to Cut Much Ice With African Leaders
The visit to Africa by United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, his first since taking office 14 months ago, will do little to shore up the Trump administration's relations… Read more »
Kenya: A Divided Kenya Should Alarm Its Friends
Kenya is sliding towards political chaos and possible inter-communal violence - or towards an authoritarian crackdown that could cripple its young democracy. The urgent need to… Read more »
December 20, 2017
Africa: Top Trump Administration Diplomat Addresses Africa's Toughest Issues
The current U.S. administration's top diplomat on African affairs, Acting Assistant Secretary Don Yamamoto, recently completed a 10-day trip to Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda… Read more »
December 18, 2017
Africa: Africa's Health Challenge is a Human Rights Issue
Access to health is a human right. The Constitution of the World Health Organization states that "the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the… Read more »
October 27, 2017
Africa: 'Guptagate' Hits Businesses Across Africa, China, India
The corruption scandal engulfing South Africa's state-owned companies has triggered a ban by one of the world's leading software companies on the payment of commissions on… Read more »
October 25, 2017
Kenya: As the Nation Prepares to Vote...
It is the eve of the much-anticipated October 26 poll and hopes of a successful, peace and credible poll are slim. Read more »
October 17, 2017
Kenya: Kenyatta vs Odinga - Who's Been More Presidential?
On 11 August, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati declared Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of the highly contested August 8 presidential… Read more »
July 20, 2017
Africa: Faster, Better and Together - the Road to Inclusive E-Commerce in Africa
“Small is beautiful, small is powerful”. This is the creed embedded in the foundation of a global e-commerce giant: Alibaba. But the creed not only defines the genesis… Read more »
July 18, 2017
Kenya: Outrageous Accusations Odinga, Kenyatta Have Made About Each Other
As the August 8 general election draws near, tensions are flaring and the war of words between the leader of the main opposition, National Super Alliance, Raila Odinga, and the… Read more »
April 13, 2017
Kenya: The Week That Was
The political week in Kenya began with all eyes on the National Super Alliance, in which a sometimes-tense coalition has to come to some agreement about who they will put forward… Read more »
October 28, 2016
Africa: SICPA's Solution Must be Declared "DOA" Dead On Arrival.
For years now, Kenyans have been following with great interest the controversy around Swiss firm SICPA Security Solutions SA Limited. As the saga unfolds, the general public comes… Read more »
October 19, 2016
Africa: Vote for an African in Athlete of Year Awards!
The International Association of Athletics Federations has announced the names of athletes nominated for the World Athletes of the Year Award. Read more »
September 15, 2016
Africa: 'China-Africa Cooperation Must be Mutually Beneficial'
A China-Africa Symposium was held on 11-12 August, 2016 in Mombasa, Kenya, on the theme "Win-Win Cooperation for Common Development". It was co-hosted by the Institute of African… Read more »
August 26, 2016
Africa: Japan-Africa Summit Gives Continent New Leverage
When the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) was launched in 1993 by Japan in co-operation with the World Bank, the United Nations and the UN Development… Read more »
August 08, 2016
Africa: Africa's Top Public Opinion Survey Under Threat
The consortium which runs Africa's most authoritative public opinion surveys faces funding difficulties. Writing for AllAfrica, Johnnie Carson says that coming at a time when… Read more »
August 03, 2016
Africa: Panama Papers Probe Exposes New Secret Deals Across Africa
International journalists' networks investigating the use of offshore bank accounts which enable wealthy clients to reduce the level of scrutiny of their dealings have published… Read more »
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