Nairobi: Towards More Cosmopolitan Spaces

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series examining the city of Nairobi. Read part 1: Nairobi: Reclaiming the Essence of Accidental City Unlike in the colonial period, today, what separates people in Nairobi is not so much race, but class. Those living in the poor, informal parts of the city have fewer… Continue reading…

Nuruddin Farah: Keeping Somalia Alive

One late afternoon in April 2012, I was having it rough and could feel the early symptoms of a migraine coming on. After spending some time rubbing my temples and popping some pain relievers, I decided to do the decent thing. I left work early, went home, closed the curtains and tried to take a… Continue reading…

600-Year-Old Chinese Coin Found in Kenya Reveals New History

Scientists have discovered a 600-year-old Chinese coin on the Kenyan island of Manda that reveals China traded with East Africa before European explorers set sail. The Field Museum in Chicago announced the discovery on Wednesday. The joint expedition was led by Chapurukha M. Kusimba of the museum and Sloan R. Williams of the University of Illinois at… Continue reading…

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