Nicolas Delaunay

AFP journalist covering East Africa, based in Nairobi.

Nairobi attack highlights ‘new generation’ of Shabab recruits

Somalia's Al-Qaeda affiliate has mainly used recruits from Kenya's ethnic Somali community or coastal Muslim communities

As Kagame steps down, Egypt takes helm at African Union

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will officially take over the post of head of the AU which rotates between the five regions of the continent

On Lake Victoria ferries, passengers pray and hope for the best

The sinking of the MV Nyerere has highlighted the risks for the thousands of residents, forced to use overcrowded or poorly maintained boats

Turkana dreams die in the drought

The discovery of oil and an aquifer led to rash promises of change in the arid area ravaged by regular dry periods

Slumdogs dream big league

Ghetto superstars have broken through Kibera’s tin roof to make it to Kenya’s second division.

Somalia must tread warily

The popular new president will have to negotiate a minefield to fulfil expectations.

Cannabis chaos as Dutch city flouts drug tourist ban

Authorities in the Maastricht are striking back after some cafes staged an open revolt by selling marijuana to foreigners in defiance of a ban.

Cash-strapped ICC criticised over militia leader’s acquittal

The International Criminal Court's acquittal of a Congolese militia leader on war crimes charges has sparked a storm of criticism.

Call for ‘virtual’ child porn stirs Dutch debate

A call by two Dutch sexologists for "virtual" child pornography to be legalised so as to assuage paedophiles' desires has sparked fierce debate.

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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