Author

 
Nastasya Tay

Nastasya Tay

    Somalia: African Union secures strategic port
    Somalia: African Union secures strategic port
    The Somali flag is flying high in Kismayo and the African Union has distributed photographs of smiling men in camouflage patrolling the streets who...
    Stoic Somalis give peace a chance
    Stoic Somalis give peace a chance
    At Abdul Aziz mosque, there is no need for a painted fresco of a crescent moon. Every night Abdul Karim sleeps on a fraying grass mat on the...
    Somalia's flawed attempts at change
    Somalia's flawed attempts at change
    Within days, Somalia will ostensibly have a new president, the culmination of the 18th such attempt at peace and stability in the troubled country....
    Somalia is 'another Afghanistan'
    Somalia is 'another Afghanistan'
    Omar Abdullahi Mayow has hard eyes and a furrowed brow. But when he smiles, something lifts. The lines around his eyes shift, easing into tired...
    Somalia: Life returns in aftermath of al-Shabab
    Somalia: Life returns in aftermath of al-Shabab
    There is a sun-weathered, pensive woman in a faded burgundy jilbab who sits on the corner of the busy Kilometre 4 roundabout.
    Somalia: A shot at stability
    Somalia: A shot at stability
    Somalia's Parliament  stands on the crest of a hill in the middle of Mogadishu. Its weathered frontage stares resignedly over the Gulf of...
    Charcoal a burning issue in Zambia
    Charcoal a burning issue in Zambia
    Amid the hacked tree stumps and dry scrub undergrowth, Dambwa forest has a distinctive aroma: a bottom note of mukusi, or Zambezi teak, rich and...
    Kenya walks election tightrope
    Kenya walks election tightrope
    An early-morning helicopter crash into a misty forest that kills a presidential hopeful and his deputy; an impending International Criminal Court...
    Europeans fly south to Maputo
    Europeans fly south to Maputo
    It is Wednesday and 31-year-old Maria Nunes is picking at her husband's grilled sardines, laughing at a comment from her friend Carlos, who is...
    Tide turns against Malawi's Mutharika
    Tide turns against Malawi's Mutharika
    Malawians overwhelmingly re-elected their president two years ago. Now Bingu wa Mutharika's security forces are blamed for killing at least 19...
    Malawi anti-govt protest deaths on the rise
    Malawi anti-govt protest deaths on the rise
    Malawi's president has lashed out at anti-government demonstrators as two days of protests have left at least 10 people dead in unprecedented...
    Maputo mayhem not just about food
    Maputo mayhem not just about food
    'This strike is about the hike in prices, but more than that, it's about injustice. In Mozambique there is injustice, which should not exist in a...