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Traders work in Gikomba Market on July 10 2014 in Nairobi. Locally known as "Mitumba", second-hand clothes trade has developed from mainly international charitable donations to become a bustling business sector. (Pic: AFP)
How second-hand clothing donations are creating a dilemma for Kenya
July 9, 2015 Posted by :
When a fire razed East Africa’s biggest second-hand clothes market in Nairobi last week, the deputy president, William Ruto, rushed to the scene to assure traders that the government ...
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The 11 official languages of South Africa on display at the Constitutional Court. (Pic: Flickr)
Sisters fight to save ancient African language from extinction
June 10, 2015 Posted by :
A 95-year-old woman is helping a last ditch effort to preserve an ancient African language before it goes extinct. Hanna Koper and her two sisters are thought ...
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Children play football in Bujumbura on March 19 2015. (Pic: AFP)
Coup or no coup, here are 8 things you should know about Burundi
May 14, 2015 Posted by :
A top Burundian general launched a coup attempt against President Pierre Nkurunziza on Wednesday, bringing to a head weeks of violent protests against the president’s bid to ...
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One year on, jailed Ethiopian bloggers are still awaiting trial
April 28, 2015 Posted by :
In 2012, nine Ethiopian men and women came together to create a blogging collective known as Zone 9. In an autocratic country rife with political corruption and ...
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Misale Legesse, an Ethiopian jazz drummer,shows the damage from a fire that ripped through Jazzamba jazz club, a milestone for Ethio-jazz in Addis Ababa, on February 16 2015. (Pic: AFP)
Ethio-jazz: Burned to the ground but the beat goes on
March 6, 2015 Posted by :
Heaps of twisted iron, piles of ash and a charred microphone are all that remains of Jazzamba, the iconic Addis Ababa nightclub that revived Ethiopian jazz after ...
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