Otto Bakano

Kenyan army claims al-Shabaab rebels are crippled

The Kenyan army says it has crippled Somalia's al-Shabaab rebels four months after launching an offensive to defeat them.

Kenya bids farewell to ‘green Nobel’ Maathai

Hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral of Kenyan environmentalist and Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai at a park in central Nairobi.

Circumcisions haunt Kenya’s Maasai females

Some of the Kenya's Maasai young women are running away from of the age-old custom of circumcision, now frayed by health risks and new laws.

Aid groups ready to work with rebels

Al-Qaeda-inspired Shebab rebels in Somalia will accept help from relief groups, lifting the two year ban on foreign aid.

Somalia: It’s famine, says UN

The UN has formally declared parts of Somalia to be in the grip of famine, a move hailed by rebels who now say they will allow aid to be distributed.

AU pushes for ceasefire, political solution in Libya

The AU has called for a political solution to Libya's conflict, weighing in once more on the crisis though its proposals have largely been ignored.

India set to sign catchup cooperation deals with Africa

Manmohan Singh was due to sign deals in fields from trade to life sciences to boost India's footprint on the African continent.

Tanzania candidates stage final rallies

Thousands of chanting supporters gave a thunderous welcome to Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete as he turned out for his final campaign rally.

Drought leaves trail of death in northern Kenya

The gut-wrenching stench of rotting flesh hangs in the air in this remote northeastern Kenyan village where the putrefying carcasses of cattle are a testament to a searing drought that threatens millions with starvation across east Africa.

Press Releases

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

The best local and international journalism

handpicked and in your inbox every weekday