Fran Blandy

AFP's deputy bureau chief for East Africa, based in Nairobi, Previously correspondent in Paris, Dakar and Johannesburg.

Kenyan court due to rule on decriminalising same-sex relations

However, the LGBT community fears yet another postponement

New limbs, new life for South Sudan amputees

South Sudan's five-year-long civil war has left possibly tens of thousands of people without limbs — a toll that may never be accurately established

Kenya police scour rubble as hotel attack toll jumps to 21

The police chief revised the death toll to 21 from 14, saying the victims included 16 Kenyans, one American, one Briton and three of African descent

15 killed in ongoing al-Shabab attack in Nairobi

Security forces worked throughout the night to secure the DusitD2 compound, which includes a 101-room hotel, spa, restaurant and office buildings

Six dead in attack at upmarket Nairobi hotel complex

The attack at DusitD2 is the first in Nairobi in five years, when gunmen stormed the city's Westgate shopping mall, killing at least 67 people

Clashes in Kenya as Kenyatta gets sworn in for disputed second term

​Kenyan police clashed with both ruling party and opposition supporters ahead of the swearing in of President Uhuru Kenyatta after two disputed polls

Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta election win

​Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday have validatied the poll victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta on October 26.

Kenya decides again. Maybe

If you’re confused by what’s going on in Kenya — well, you’re not the only one. Fran Blandy in Nairobi answers your questions

Kenya’s Odinga to take poll dispute to top court

Kenya's embattled opposition leader Raila Odinga vowed Wednesday to take his election rigging claims to court.

Tensions spike as Kenya opposition cries foul over election result

The contest between Odinga and Kenyatta is seen by pollsters as too close to call ahead of the vote.

Two brothers suspects in Charlie Hebdo massacre

French security forces are searching for two brothers suspected of killing 12 people at a French magazine, a third suspect is in police custody.

Sierra Leone braces for poll results

Electoral officials tallied votes on Sunday from general elections seen as a key test of the west African nation's post-war recovery.

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Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

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