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Alternative energy blossoms

Many African countries are experiencing a boom in projects for sustainable, renewable power.

Unsafe abortions kill thousands in Kenya

Poor women believe they have no option other than to terminate unwanted pregnancies, even if it kills them.

Kidnappings hurt Kenya

There are fears that Somali pirates are searching for easier pickings along the Kenyan coast as it becomes more difficult to hijack ships.

Seeds of ‘the acacia’ take root

Nobel-winning environmentalist Wangari Maathai's legacy was to provide shelter for the withering Earth.

Driving in Nairobi a test of nerves — and patience

"So, will I have to pay a bribe?" I ask the driving instructor, watching out for the heart-stopping sight of Nairobi's minibuses scooting past.

UK to push for return of stolen funds

Analysts fear corruption is becoming a way of life after Kenyan government announces that health and education ministries stole $47-million.

Journalists under siege in Uganda

When it comes to statements by the "big men" of Africa's various governments, the rule is the greater the frequency, the less the impact.

Near-extinct sons of Judah draw a following

Starting two fingers above the elbow, Jacob Sebagabo wraps the leather straps of the tefillin around his arm and towards his palm, writes

A country starting from scratch

South Sudan, with next to no infrastructure, faces a monumental task to meet expectations.

Call to arrest shocks gay activists

Gay rights activists in Kenya have condemned their prime minister for saying that anyone engaging in homosexual activities should be arrested.

Hip replacement

Another ageing autocrat uses youth culture to chase votes.

Filthy business

Nairobi's Dandora landfill is a health hazard, but those who generate an income from it do not want the site to be decommissioned.

Turning to veggies to survive

Under the shade of a Dambi tree overlooking the green fields of southern Ethiopia, Hussein Godana is giving a ­cookery lesson. Of sorts.

Piracy puts Seychelles in hot water

Until last year, the Seychelles was the last place you would expect to find Somali pirates.

Gay Ugandans targeted after outing

Containing names and addresses, a hostile report has left people in fear of their lives.

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Construction sites are a ‘death trap’

Four children died at Pretoria sites in just two weeks, but companies deny they’re to blame

Koko claims bias before Zondo commission

In a lawyer’s letter, the former Eskom chief executive says the commission is not being fair to him

ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

It is Zondo's legal end game and will leave the former president, his supporters and those implicated in state capture to increasingly play fast and loose at imputing political motive to the commission

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World Aids Day

Huge strides have been made, but the fight against HIV is far from over, and Covid-19 has disrupted testing and treatments

How to get the most money for your old iPhone towards a new one

Cash in your old iPhone to upgrade to a new one or get a reduced rate on your monthly contract from your service provider

Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

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