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Halima Gikandi


Halima Gikandi joined The World as a reporter in 2019. She mostly covers Africa, with a focus on politics, security, and human rights.

Before joining The World, Halima was a freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya, where she covered major regional events like the political revolution in Sudan and the Dusit terrorist attack in Nairobi.

In 2019, she served as a board member on the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of East Africa (FCAEA).

Recent Stories


Mauritius rushes to stave off oil spill

“It is the biggest natural disaster to my knowledge that we are having in Mauritius,” said Jacqueline Sauzier, a microbiologist who heads Mauritius Marine Conservation Society. The oil spill poses a threat to nearby ecology and wildlife on wetlands and smaller islands.


Protesters in Mali call for president to step down

In recent years, Mali has experienced a combination of security challenges, including growing violence from armed militias and terrorist groups that has displaced more than a million people in the Sahel region, and killed thousands, including Malian and foreign troops.