The plunder route to Panama

How African oligarchs steal from their countries The Panama Papers revealed that numerous African politicians have stored wealth in off-shore accounts.  But how did the money get there? A transnational team of reporters in seven African countries investigated looting by their rulers. By Maxime Domegni (Togo), Estacio Valoi (Mozambique), Eric …

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Electricity at all costs

It is another hot day in Kribi, a booming coastal city of 80,000 people that’s located 300 kilometres from the capital of Cameroon, Yaoundé. Kribi sits on a road that stretches along a rainforest, one of the largest in Africa, before it begins to follow the coastline. Off the coast lie the …

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The forgotten struggle of Kenyan indigenous people

In the Rift Valley region of Kenya, Simon Sencho looks at the mountains that surround the village which used to be his home. He’s one of a thousand Maasai people who had to move, to give way to the Olkaria geothermal plant. Meanwhile, 380 kilometres north, in Marsabit County, a separate group of …

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Kenya’s Next Endangered Animal

By John-Allan Namu “They call me Mr. Punda!” It is not an insult to be called Mr. Donkey when you are John Kariuki. If anything, he flashes a toothy grin while referring to his moniker. Donkeys have been making him a lot of money, but not quite in the way …

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THE LONELY WARRIOR: Post Traumatic Stress and the Kenya Defence Forces.

  By Judith Mwobobia “Many a veteran’s wife has said, “What’s wrong with you? We were just at your mother’s funeral and you didn’t shed a tear. You didn’t even look sad. You just looked like a block of stone.” Excerpt from Odysseus in America On an otherwise fine day …

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