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From the streets of Kibera to the pages of Vogue: Meet...

On the outskirts of Kibera is the home-studio of David Ochieng;  a simple room bursting with scraps of colourful kitenge fabrics, sewing machines, and...

Khadjou Sambe’s Olympic dream inspires Senegal’s next wave of female surfers

The setting sun casts a gold light over the water as Khadjou Sambe and her student stare into the horizon, waiting patiently for the...

China-built tallest skyscraper in Africa topped out in Egypt’s new capital

With a commanding view of the modern buildings sprouting up in the central business district (CBD) of Egypt's new administrative capital, guests from China...

Africa takes pride in her first female President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf may have only seven more months in power, but her mark in Africa’s history will forever remain. She made history...

Meet Joyce Muramba, Kenya’s mangrove mama

Along the coast of Watamu, north of Mombasa, a narrow wooden boardwalk meanders through a dense forest of mangrove trees. Rising from the water,...

Ghanaian start-up introduces Chinese-made EV to help reduce carbon emissions

For a long time, Ghana's public transportation system has been a key source of carbon dioxide emissions. To address the challenge, SolarTaxi Ghana Limited,...

Young Ugandans create app to fight sexual and gender-based violence

Sexual and gender-based violence remains a critical issue in Uganda. According to a UNHCR protection 2019 report, physical assault (32%) and rape (25%) are...

Kenyan youth compete in Chinese martial arts tournament

Chinese martial arts like wushu and kungfu have been around for millennia. But, in recent years, these art forms have been gaining ground as...

Locust swarm begins to take an economic toll

For farmers in Kenya’s upper eastern region, the rain that fell during November and December was a blessing. The rain allowed the farmers to begin...

The challenge of having an intersex child

Eight years ago, Peter Maingi and his wife walked into a hospital expecting their second child.  They had been told from the scans that it...