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Taming Kenya’s matatu madness
Taming Kenya’s matatu madness
Nakuru — On October 25, a bus driver lost control of his vehicle along the Kisumu-Muhoroni highway in Kenya. The bus...
Call to decolonise water laws
Call to decolonise water laws
The most precious commodity in farming is water, but the law still largely favours large-scale farmers, the majority of whom are white, to the...
Africa governance gains hampered by security, job fears — study
Africa governance gains hampered by security, job fears — study
Security fears and a lack of jobs in African nations have hampered gains in governance across the diverse continent over the last decade, a...
Five years after Westgate, Al-Shabab is weakened but not yet defeated
Five years after Westgate, Al-Shabab is weakened but not yet defeated
It’s been five years since four attackers made their way into Westgate, a popular shopping mall in the rich Westlands area of Nairobi, and...
Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions
Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions
In the biting cold of the early morning on July 23 2018, about 10 000 people in Nairobi’s Kibera slum watched in a sleepy haze as their homes and...
​Governor charged in Otieno slaying
​Governor charged in Otieno slaying
Okoth Obado, the governor of Migori county in south-western Kenya, has been charged with the murder of his pregnant former girlfriend, Sharon...
Anger at blessees is misplaced
Anger at blessees is misplaced
The murder of a pregnant 26-year-old woman in southwestern Kenya has sparked heated debate over sponsor relationships — known in South Africa...
Zimbabwe’s opposition copies the Kenyan playbook
Zimbabwe’s opposition copies the Kenyan playbook
When Nelson Chamisa this week announced his intention to inaugurate himself as “People’s President” of Zimbabwe, he was following in the...
Zimbabwe on tenterhooks as opposition Chamisa prepares ‘inauguration’
Zimbabwe on tenterhooks as opposition Chamisa prepares ‘inauguration’
Zimbabwe’s main opposition, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), plans to inaugurate its leader Nelson Chamisa as the ‘people’s president’ with the government threatening a “merciless” response....
Nature’s whims cause water crises. But Nature's infrastructure can stop them
Nature’s whims cause water crises. But Nature's infrastructure can stop them
Man-made structures have stood powerless to avert tragedy after tragedy during 2018’s rainy season. Hundreds of people remain missing in Laos...
Editorial: Beware of UK’s promises
Editorial: Beware of UK’s promises
British Prime Minister Theresa May visited South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya this week. She came armed with promises: to invest an extra £4-billion...
Corruption trial of senior Kenyan judge suspended
Corruption trial of senior Kenyan judge suspended
The corruption trial of Kenya's deputy chief justice, the country's second-highest judge, was suspended on Wednesday, amid a barrage of legal...

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