This was an area in which early anatomically modern humans survived, evolved and thrived, before spreading out of Africa to other continents.
Early life environments and adult social bonds both have strong effects on survival.
Tanzania’s refugee policy in the 1990s is a good example of how geopolitics affects ordinary refugees.
At independence, adults were reading decolonial classics - but children were reading Enid Blyton. A generation of unsung women writers changed that.
The first ancient DNA sequences from peoples of the medieval Swahili civilization push aside colonialist stories and reveal genetic connections from the past.
Alternatives to violent policing already exist in the daily practices of Nairobi residents who don’t depend on the police for safety.
The joint border commission between Kenya and South Sudan is a step in the right direction.
Dhamaal music and dance reveals a rich and complex mixing of cultures that is shaped by history.
East Africa is one of the fastest urbanising regions in the world, but it’s still in the early phases. There’s a big opportunity to get the region’s cities right.
Mwili, Akili na Roho represents 50 years of art from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania – from 1950 to 2000.
Young Ugandans have already fallen far behind in their learning because of COVID.
In the absence of peace, efforts to address climate risks will be restrained, ineffective and counterproductive.
The looming Somalian famine might be the first in a string of back-to-back catastrophes, says an expert.
Kenya’s new president needs to forge closer ties with regional heavyweights to create a balance of power that favours his country.
The four-day, non-stop dance party has been banned and unbanned twice in four years.
Producers in Zambia should be getting more for their crops, and buyers in East Africa should be paying less, alleviating food price spikes.
Many wildlife species face an uncertain future due to recurring, severe drought.
Adolescent girls are disproportionately affected by sexual and reproductive health issues. These proposed law substantively addresses these disparities.
If small-scale farmers can’t afford to grow certified seeds – or can’t find them – food shortages would follow.
Rwandan authors have long been sidelined in debates about Rwanda and other conflict-affected societies.