Christine Mungai

Christine Mungai is a writer and journalist. She was a 2018 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University

Who are Western museums guarding African artefacts from?

From the very cultures that created them?

How Africa tweets: 10 surprising trends and insights

Twitter is driving real pan-Africanism - in absolute terms, Egypt actually tweeted more on #FeesMustFall than SA, and Biafra was big in Gabon.

Africa poised to be axis of Christianity

The church will see most of its future growth in the Global South, with Islam set to follow suit.

Kenya and its huge competitive advantage

It's well positioned to take up the jobs that will exist in the future

Kenyans let their fingers do the talking

They might quarrel among themselves, but nothing unites them like outside criticism.

Gold goes the way of oil – down, down down; commodity markets will sweat this year

Though gold is still South Africa’s top export, it has slipped from being the world’s biggest producer in 2006 and is now in sixth position.

The African women who tried for president – and how they fared

Africa loves its women candidates - only that it almost never votes them in, writes Christine Mungai.

Students give it their best, but in the end employers find they are still not good enough

South African law firms found some LLB graduates lacked numeracy and literacy skills

Africa’s unique triumphs in the Guinness Book of World Records

We all know that Africa is home to many of the world's biggest, fastest and deadliest. But here are 15 wonders - some you probably had no idea about.

Long and the short of it: How Africans have shrunk

A lot of things went wrong for Africa since the 1960s, but here's one you probably didn't know about: we got shorter.

TB Joshua’s church: Built, like others, on shifting sands

Scaffolding for hire is just a small sign of a large informal industry.

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!