[East African] About 1.3 million adults in Kenya are living with HIV/Aids, an estimated 4.9 percent of those aged between 15 to 64 years old, according to a new survey.
[The Conversation Africa] Kenyan politics is often depicted as a battle between different ethnic “Big Men” who can mobilise their supporters with a click of their fingers. The ability of successive generations of the Kenyatta family to rally the support of the Kikuyu community, and of Odingas to command the loyalty of Luos, means that it is also seen to be dominated by a small number of dynasties – a Game of Thrones, if you will.
[The New Humanitarian] Centre-North Region, Burkina Faso -’Before, we were living together, there was no problem. But now they stood up against us.’
PURVEYORS OF BALLOT papers, indelible ink and polling booths will do well in Africa this year.
FOR DECADES Qatar has promoted itself as a beacon of openness in a repressive region.
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research is working with the German Embassy in Tunisia to complete procedures for the launch of the Tunisian-German University project as soon as possible.
IN 2018 A dating app was launched targeting African diasporas in America. CultureCrush was described by its founder as an “inclusive ecosystem”. And if that were not romantic enough, the app promised to be the first to allow users looking for love to search mates by “nationality, ethnicity and tribe”.
[Nation] Isaias Afwerki, the mustachioed Eritrean president, is not usually known for regional integration.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Chimanimani, Zimbabwe -The government is planning to relocate residents of flimsy houses near rivers that flooded when Cyclone Idai hit – but engineers say a comprehensive overhaul of building codes and materials is needed
[The Conversation Africa] Ethiopia has seen dramatic transformation and change over the past century.