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Five years after Westgate, Al-Shabab is weakened but not yet defeated
Five years after Westgate, Al-Shabab is weakened but not yet defeated
It’s been five years since four attackers made their way into Westgate, a popular shopping mall in the rich Westlands area of Nairobi, and...
Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions
Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions
In the biting cold of the early morning on July 23 2018, about 10 000 people in Nairobi’s Kibera slum watched in a sleepy haze as their homes and...
​Governor charged in Otieno slaying
​Governor charged in Otieno slaying
Okoth Obado, the governor of Migori county in south-western Kenya, has been charged with the murder of his pregnant former girlfriend, Sharon...
Anger at blessees is misplaced
Anger at blessees is misplaced
The murder of a pregnant 26-year-old woman in southwestern Kenya has sparked heated debate over sponsor relationships — known in South Africa...
Zimbabwe’s opposition copies the Kenyan playbook
Zimbabwe’s opposition copies the Kenyan playbook
When Nelson Chamisa this week announced his intention to inaugurate himself as “People’s President” of Zimbabwe, he was following in the...
Zimbabwe on tenterhooks as opposition Chamisa prepares ‘inauguration’
Zimbabwe on tenterhooks as opposition Chamisa prepares ‘inauguration’
Zimbabwe’s main opposition, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), plans to inaugurate its leader Nelson Chamisa as the ‘people’s president’ with the government threatening a “merciless” response....
Nature’s whims cause water crises. But Nature's infrastructure can stop them
Nature’s whims cause water crises. But Nature's infrastructure can stop them
Man-made structures have stood powerless to avert tragedy after tragedy during 2018’s rainy season. Hundreds of people remain missing in Laos...
Editorial: Beware of UK’s promises
Editorial: Beware of UK’s promises
British Prime Minister Theresa May visited South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya this week. She came armed with promises: to invest an extra £4-billion...
Corruption trial of senior Kenyan judge suspended
Corruption trial of senior Kenyan judge suspended
The corruption trial of Kenya's deputy chief justice, the country's second-highest judge, was suspended on Wednesday, amid a barrage of legal...
May kicks off first Africa tour as British PM
May kicks off first Africa tour as British PM
British Prime Minister Theresa May touched down in Cape Town Tuesday as she kicked off a tour of the African continent where she hopes to lay the...
Kenyan farmers toast growing European demand for avocados
Kenyan farmers toast growing European demand for avocados
It may be loved and derided as the go-to millennial brunch, but avocado toast is proving a boon for Kenyan farmers as they cash in on the seemingly...
How Kenya is managing security 20 years after the Nairobi blast
How Kenya is managing security 20 years after the Nairobi blast
It’s been 20 years since the attack on the US embassy in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. A suicide bomber detonated two truck bombs killing 200 people. A...

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