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2020 in pictures

Mail & Guardian pictures editor Paul Botes presents some of the most striking images of 2020

Social stigma adds to Kenya’s Covid pain

In Nairobi’s slums, residents spurn Covid-19 tests, fearing both ostracisation and the financial costs of being quarantined

Covid-19 is teaching us how to design healthier cities

The pandemic has transformed the way we live, attend school and do our work, and our cities must change accordingly

On the road with East African truck drivers

In East Africa, truck drivers are being attacked, robbed and used as diplomatic footballs

The covert social effects of Covid-19

The manner in which some Senegalese people talk about homosexuality and how they discuss Covid-19 bears a disconcerting resemblance

South African woman takes her own life in Kenyan quarantine

The death comes after complaints of deplorable conditions at the quarantine center where she was housed

As climate crisis bites, cricket-eating goes global

Farming insects requires less water than cattle rearing and they emit fewer greenhouse gases. Here’s why you should make them part of your diet

Reclaiming Nairobi’s forest

It took 10 years to rescue Karura from land-grabbers and criminals and turn it into an urban refuge

Kenya’s finance minister pleads not guilty to graft charges

Henry Rotich handed himself over to police on Monday after the country's top prosecutor ordered he and 27 other officials be arrested

Discard the odd and publish in Africa

As we continue using the same blueprint, we will continue mourning the high illiteracy rates and low returns in the book market

Blind to the matatu

The future of Kenya's matatu sector is all but absent in the government's neoliberal vision for urban planning

The Portfolio: Madelene Cronjé

"For me the image captures a normal moment in an abnormal situation"

Ethiopian crew followed procedure, but unable to control jet — report

There were many similarities between the Ethiopian Airlines crash and that of an Indonesian Lion Air 737 MAX 8 flight which crashed last October

Some countries ground Boeings, most keep them flying

Boeing's 737 MAX 8 medium-haul workhorse jet was grounded in China, Ethiopia and Indonesia on Monday after an Ethiopian Airlines crash

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crashes killing 157

People from 35 countries and one UN passport-holder were on board flight ET 302 when it ploughed into a field southeast of Addis Ababa

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Judicial committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for SA-Israel remarks

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

Ithala fails to act against board chairperson over PPE scandal

Morar asked to settle with the state and pay back the profit he made on an irregular tender

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