The man's family had started making funeral arrangements when he awoke
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Tuesday 05 January 2010
I once sat with a boy who had severe tetanus in a mission hospital in rural Africa. It was not a pretty sight. He was a couple of years older than Rahmadullah, and every few minutes his back would arch in a spasm and he would cry out. There was nothing I or anyone else could do except try to comfort him – and hope that help would soon arrive.
Saturday 05 December 2009
Grandeur is all very well, but without a touch of glamour a high-end hotel is just that: a smart place to sleep in.
Saturday 21 November 2009
Monday 16 November 2009
At age seven, Johnson Mungai, from Chokaa village, in Ruai, a peri-urban settlement on the outskirts of Nairobi, already knows that children are getting a raw deal where their health is concerned.
Friday 06 November 2009
Thursday 15 October 2009
One of America's most wanted terrorist suspects today overcame a major legal hurdle in his long-running battle against extradition.
Wednesday 16 September 2009
The spectre of a foreign enemy has been al-Shabaab's most effective recruiting tool over the last three years. The presence of an occupying force from Ethiopia enabled militant leaders to cast the fighting as a holy war and in the process drive out a far larger force.
Thursday 27 August 2009
A teenager was in a critical condition in a Kenyan hospital today after being struck down by a mystery illness.
Monday 24 August 2009
Monday 06 July 2009
Wednesday 01 July 2009
Wednesday 24 June 2009
The spectacle of ageing Mau Mau fighters finally being granted a hearing in the courtrooms of their former colonial oppressors has excited only a muted response in Kenya itself.
Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem: Thinker, writer and prodigious orator who campaigned for the peaceful unification of Africa
Friday 29 May 2009
Tajudeen Abdul Raheem, who has died in a car crash in Nairobi, dedicated his life to the Pan-African vision and the peaceful unification of Africa. He leaves a wife, Mounira Chaieb, and two daughters, Aisha and Aida. A thinker and writer but above all a mighty talker, he inspired and influenced a whole generation of Africans and Africanists with his mixture of passion and humour. It is ironic that he died on 25 May – Africa Day.
Thursday 28 May 2009
Tuesday 26 May 2009
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