Halima Gikandi is The World’s Africa Correspondent based in Nairobi, Kenya. She reports on current affairs in Africa, with a focus on politics, security and human rights. Her reporting has taken her across the continent, from Sudan to South Africa.
Before joining The World in 2019, Halima was a freelance journalist based in East Africa, where she covered major regional events like the political revolution in Sudan and the Dusit terrorist attack in Nairobi.
She currently serves on the board of the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of East Africa (FCAEA).
Bashir Warsame of Kulan Café in Nairobi is part of a growing camel milk industry in Kenya — he and other business owners and entrepreneurs hope it catches on more globally.
The al-Qaeda-led terrorist attacks on 9/11 prompted the formation of Islamist militant groups across Africa that continue to wage deadly attacks.
Tigrayan forces have killed more than 120 people in the neighboring Amhara region, according to Ethiopian officials. It’s the latest sign of how the 10-month conflict has extended far beyond Tigray, with deadly consequences.
This year, Uganda sponsored four Paralympians to compete in Tokyo. It's a sign that the Ugandan government views parathletes and parasports as a worthy investment.
While one government official indicated last month that the suspension could be lifted soon, Nigerians are still waiting.
Uganda is one of several countries that have agreed to assist the United States in a rushed and chaotic effort to evacuate Afghans from Taliban rule in Afghanistan.
After initially resisting international support, Mozambican forces have recaptured Mocímboa da Praia with the help of Rwandan soldiers, a city that was taken by insurgents last year.
Women in Sudan have newly gained freedoms since the 2019 revolution that saw former president Omar-al Bashir ousted from office after 30 years in power. Women now hold top leadership roles and genital mutilation has been banned.
Sudan’s new government is working to provide protections for religious minorities. Sudanese Christians are trying to figure out what it means for them.
Despite early efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in countries across Africa, leaders are now coping with a new surge of cases, pushed by the more infectious delta variant and complicated by limited vaccination accessibility and resources. The World's Africa correspondent Halima Gikandi moderated a discussion with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Wafaie Fawzi, who addressed the pandemic’s health and socioeconomic impacts, specifically in sub-Saharan Africa.