A court in Ethiopia has sentenced two Swedish journalists to eleven years in prison for helping an outlawed rebel group. The reporter Martin Schibbye and the photographer Johan Persson were arrested in July.
Nairobi residents remained on edge as the assault by al-Shabab continued at a luxury Westgate shopping mall in the Kenyan capital. Kenyan Laura Walubengo, a web editor with DSTV online in Nairobi watched the scene unfold at the mall.
Non-governmental organizations, or NGOs, are the non-profits that help provide everything from food to education to business support around the world. And many aid workers joke that NGOs make up an industry in itself. Now, a new comedy series produced in Kenya takes that joke a step further, about the inner workings of an aid group that just aids itself.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter David McGuffin for the latest on the turmoil in Kenya following last month's disputed election, as protests continued into a second day today and police are cracking down hard.
Kenyan authorities have announced they're imposing new rules for credentials. Mukoma Wa Ngugi of Cornell University, tells anchor Marco Werman that western journalists can do more to offer nuanced coverage of Kenya.
In many African countries, dozens of different languages are spoken by different ethnic groups. And while each country often has a European language as its "official" language, most people don't even begin to understand it. That presents a problem for aid groups, trying to share information.