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Matriarchal Communities in Africa: African Communities Where Women Reign Supreme

From the Umoja community in Northern Kenya to the small rural community of Arnado Debbo in Niger state, Nigeria. These here are three African communities with long-standing traditions where to be a woman is superior.

Sex Tourism in Kenya — NGO’s Calls for Help in Fight Against Rising Sexual Abuse by Foreigners

Child protection organizations in Kenya Anti-trafficking organisations say widespread trust in white outsiders has made kenya's children an easy target for abusers from the west. Kenya’s peaceful beaches are a popular tourist destination. But they are increasingly attracting sex tourists...

Teenage Pregnancy in Kenya: 170 Girls Below 14 Years Got Pregnant in Meru County Since January

About 170 girls aged between 10 and 14 years in Meru County, Kenya fell pregnant between January and mid-June this year. These are among 5,270 teenage pregnancies recorded through the Kenya Health Information System in the county. The data shows...

Coronavirus: Kenya Releases 7,000 Inmates to Decongest Prisons

Kenya has released 7,000 prison inmates in a bid to decongest prisons since coronavirus pandemic hit the country, Interior Minister Fred Matiang'i has told Senators. The minister told the Senate's Corvid-19 committee that two cases were detected in a prison...

#MoneyHeist: Outrage as Kenya Spends Covid-19 Funds on Tea and Snacks

Kenyans online are outraged after the ministry of health spent $37,000 on tea and snacks for its staff in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. A total of 4 million Kenyan shillings ($37,000; £30,000) has been spent on tea and...

Kenya To Roll Out A Social Economic Inclusion Program For The Most Vulnerable Citizens

Following the success of Kenya’s Inua Jamii project, a stipends cash transfer project for the elderly, the government plans to roll out a Ksh33 billion ($329.37 million) social inclusion programme that will boost ongoing efforts to transform the socioeconomic...

Gay Church Prays for Historic Kenya Ruling On Decriminalizing Gay Sex

A lesbian church leader lights pink, yellow, and purple candles and passes them around to worshippers as they pray for a court decision that will mean they no longer have to live a lie. "The Lord is in control," she...

Top 20 Most Democratic Countries in Africa – EIU Democracy Index Report

According to the latest EIU Democracy Index report, Mauritius is the most democratic country in Africa. The EIU Democracy Index for 2018 measures the state of democracy in 165 independent countries worldwide using five parameters: process and pluralism; civil liberties;...

Kenyans Rate 2018 as a Bad Year, Decry High Cost of Living, Unemployment – TIFA Poll

Almost six out of every 10 Kenyans think 2018 has been a year of hardship with high cost of living and unemployment being the leading problems. Image: Epickenya A new opinion poll by Trends and Insights For Africa (TIFA) research shows...

Kenya’s Diani Reef Beach Resort Named Best Beach Resort in Africa, 2018

Kenya has once again stamped its authority as a favourite tourist destination of choice when it scooped several awards in the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa and the Indian Ocean region whose gala award ceremony was held in...

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Mali Swears In Bah Ndaw As New Civilian Leader

Mali's new president Bah Ndaw has been sworn into office, five weeks after the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Former...

Troublesome South African Baboon Evicted For Organizing Gang To Raid Homes

Kataza is an urban baboon who was captured and put in a local prison for organizing a band of baboons to join him in raiding 15 homes in Kommetjie, on Cape Town's southern peninsula in South Africa.

A Leading University In China Now Teaches Ethiopia’s Amharic Language As A Full Course

A leading university in China — Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) — has started to offer Ethiopia's widely spoken Amharic language as a full...

TIME 100: Tony Elumelu, Three Other Nigerians Makes Time’s list of 100 Most Influential People Of 2020

Tony Elumelu, is among four Nigerians named by the Time Magazine International in their 2020 list of 100 most influential people in the world...

Zambia’s Namwali Serpell Wins UK’s Top Prize For Science Fiction

Zambia's Namwali Serpell has won the UK’s top prize for science fiction, the Arthur C Clarke award, for her first novel "The Old Drift". The...