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).
Many citizens of Ethiopia say they’ve been unable to reach their families in the embattled northwest corner of the country. Yet access for journalists is very limited, making details hard to verify.
The global trial has enrolled more than 24,000 participants from across the world, including in the UK, South Africa and Brazil.
Tanzanian presidential candidate Tundu Lissu with the Chadema opposition party was arrested in the days following Tanzania’s contested presidential election on Oct. 28.
The #EndSARS protests against police brutality that have erupted in Nigeria have spilled beyond the country's borders.
The announcement comes after months of behind-the-scenes negotiations between the US and Sudan.
In July, Nairobi announced that schools across the country would stay closed for the rest of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic. This week's last-minute reopening is a pleasant surprise for many teachers, parents and students.
In the early 2000s, the United States resettled thousands of Somali Bantu, a group of marginalized tribes who have faced years of discrimination. Nearly 20 years later, many of their adult children are facing the unimaginable: deportation to Somalia.
An advertisement published online last week by Clicks, a South African pharmacy and beauty supply chain, prompted outrage on social media and accusations of racism.
From the onset, the military junta has promised to pave the way to new elections. But some are concerned it might be trying to hold onto power in this transition.