An Unexpected Succession Battle Throws Kenya Into Chaos

A sharpening tussle to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta is threatening to undermine Kenya’s efforts at ambitious reforms.

She Is a Gold Digger: Women Strike It Big in East Africa

Women have traditionally occupied menial, low-paying jobs in this region’s gold mining industry.

He's Turning Lights on in War-Torn Rural Somalia, One Panel at a Time

Somali-American Guled Wiliq battles financial restrictions and safety concerns to bring power to his home country.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

Everyone Wants a Piece of the Horn of Africa's Ports

The row between tiny Djibouti and a Dubai-based port operator reflects a much larger struggle for influence that is sucking in world powers.

Can These Youths in Red Berets Take Down Uganda's Dictator?

An unlikely movement of young Ugandans is shaking Yoweri Museveni’s regime like never before.

The Bigger Hidden Cost Behind Tanzania's $2B Hydropower Project

This project promises to solve the country’s energy woes.

Want to Wipe Out Terror in Somalia? Turn to Women

Without meaningful participation of women in government, efforts to eliminate terrorism and establish a stable government will fail.

Investors Are Helping Put Somaliland on the Map

A separated slice of Somalia is emerging as a beacon of progress for a country devastated by decades of conflict.

East Africa Tests Noncustodial Sentences

Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are increasingly employing community service as punishment for smaller crimes, offering an alternative penal model.


When Katty Met Carlos

From the BBC and OZY comes a fresh perspective on the debate about America’s future as a nation and its relation to the world during the 2020 US election.

Malawi Doubles Down on Diesel for Power

The world’s second-poorest nation is buying Chinese diesel-powered generators to take on a crippling electricity shortage.

Check Out the Gorgeous (and Legal) Street Art of Kigali

Rwanda’s capital is an oasis of stunning street art with strong messages.

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