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The strange dance of the calabash

The Strange Dance of the Calabash from A Memory This Size and Other Stories was written by Wazha Lopang of Botswana and published for the Caine Prize by New Internationalist in the…

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On the Rise

Africa is home to the fastest-growing middle class in the world, and retail business is booming on the continent to keep up with consumer demand. Jackson Biko looks at Kenya’s shopping…

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Words of wisdom – A celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela

The life and times of Nelson Mandela 95 defining years, from freedom fighter to world statesman 18 July 1918 Rolihlahla Mandela is born into the Madiba clan in Mvezo, Transkei (now…

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50 Years Independence – for the love of Kenya

Kenya is 50 years old this month! To celebrate the Golden Jubilee, our writers and photographers describe what they love most about Independent Kenya, and where they would like to…

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Kenya at 50

Nyambega Gisesa, Kenya’s  Journalist of the Year, reflects on the state of the nation during its 50th Anniversary of Independence Kenya plans to celebrate its 50 years of Independence by…

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Wings of change

Reporting from KQ’s new 777-300ER, Fleet Development Engineer Mark Kathurima celebrates 36 years of innovation, market leadership and customer service. I am writing this article 35,000ft (around 11km) above the…

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Msafiri African Sports Review 2013

What an incredible year 2013 was for African sport – from Nigeria’s stunning victory in football’s Africa Cup of Nations to South Africa’s many cricketing triumphs and Chad le Clos’…

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Towering achievements

When it comes to great architecture, bigger isn’t always better (though sometimes it is…)  Paul Bloomfield tracks down the most spectacular, groundbreaking & just plain beautiful buildings created on the…

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Hands off our elephants

Africa’s elephants are in crisis WildlifeDirect’s new anti-poaching campaign aims to save these enigmatic giants from possible extinction  Kenya is losing its elephants to poaching, and if the killing continues…

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The Race is on

The Kenya Airways- sponsored East African Safari Classic Rally is back! Here is msafiri’s guide to the world’s most spectacular rally, taking place this month Classic cars from the 1970s…