Is English the working language of Africa?

English is largely taking hold in Africa. While British colonizers were only a single player in Europe’s scramble for the continent in the 1880s, English is on its way to become one of the major, if not the major, languages spoken in the region. The vestiges of other European languages…

Gunmen kill ally of Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza

Yesterday, gunmen wearing military uniforms shot and killed a former Burundian security chief and close aid of Burundi’s President, Pierre Nkurunziza. The General, Adolphe Nshimirimana, who was in charge of Nkurunziza’s personal security was killed in a car along with three body guards. Four attackers in military clothing sprayed the…

Solving Africa’s democratic Conundrum

They sat around four wobbly, wooden tables. Around them old books, their pages yellow with age, were scattered throughout the room, some piles stacked two feet high. Two of them glanced over students’ essays, one peered through his thin-framed glasses into a computer screen, and the other flipped through an…

Christina Goldbaum

Christina Goldbaum is a freelance writer and video journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.