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My AFCON Thrill So Far

And so when the word boring is floated around regarding AFCON, I wonder what kind of content passes the vibe-check. For most fans, it is undoubtedly not the tactics that glue us to the screen, nor is it the match analysis by the pundits during half-time. It is also not the commentary that got a ...

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My AFCON Thrill So Far

And so when the word boring is floated around regarding AFCON, I wonder what kind of content passes the vibe-check. For most fans, it is undoubtedly not the tactics that glue us to the screen, ...

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Football’s European Born African Stars

It so happens that players born in Europe to African parents are now choosing to play for African countries instead of their European countries of birth; Geoffrey Kondogbia of Central African Republic, Moroccan Mehdi Benatia, ...


Sacrificing Harambee Starlets

When Nick Mwendwa replaced Sam Nyamwea as president of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) in February 2016, one of his promises was to elevate women’s football in the country. And in counting his administration’s achievements, ...

Kenya’s Leaking Debt Ceiling 

According to the treasury, the increase in public debt is attributable to external loan disbursements, exchange rate fluctuations, and an uptake of domestic debt. And although the increasing debt has raised alarm, instead of triggering ...

Football’s European Born African Stars

It so happens that players born in Europe to African parents are now choosing to play for African countries instead of their European countries of birth; Geoffrey Kondogbia of Central African Republic, Moroccan Mehdi Benatia, ...

Mukuru’s Wars and Woes 

The case of forced evictions - or threats of the same - in informal settlements isn’t new to Mukuru or Nairobi. In August 1996, the eviction of 20,000 people from the Mukuru shantytown was ordered ...

The Perils of Pandemic Travel

Despite the many hoops that we’ve had to jump through during the trip to Brussels, we’re lucky that as journalists travelling on the invitation of an international organisation, our visas, COVID tests and transit costs ...

School Unrest Debunked

Peer pressure was ranked highest by both students and teachers with 27.9% of students and 34.7% of teachers saying it was a contributing factor. There was however a new dimension this study introduced; strict reforms ...

Alcohol Enemas: The Dangerous Way to Get Drunk 

Vodka tampons or butt chugging (used by men to introduce alcohol into the rectum via the anus i.e. as an enema)—depending on what you call it—allows the alcohol to bypass the liver’s filtering and metabolic ...

All Hail Aliou Cisse’s Lions of Teranga

When Mane stepped up to take the penalty, the execution was so powerful and precise that even Gabaski's dive and stretch could not reach it. Mane hit the football with the venom of a man ...

Cervical Cancer, The Female Killer

The World Health Organization reported in 2018 that every two minutes a woman dies of this preventable cancer, affecting typically younger age groups as a result of early or multiple sexual partners.

Dreadi: A Beginner’s Handbook

Everyone assumes you either use weed, are a peddler, or know one. It’s a normal thing to get stopped by strangers and getting queried as to where they can get a joint. Policemen will frisk ...