Jina Moore is the Global Women's Rights reporter for BuzzFeed News, based in Nairobi. Before joining BuzzFeed, she spent nearly a decade as an Africa correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor. She has also written for Foreign Policy, Newsweek, Al Jazeera America, The Atlantic, Salon and others, and she was a senior nonfiction editor at Guernica Magazine. She's won many awards for her human rights reporting, which has taken her to nearly 25 countries.
Kansiime Anne is a comedic superstar in East Africa. But she's not just making people laugh. She's also starting conversations.
Woman-bashing seems to be a popular sport on Kenyan talk radio and weekend lifestyle sections. Buzzfeed's Jina Moore looks at the consequences.
Kenyan women are creating beautiful clothes, though Kenyan women seem unsure about buying them. But women in the country's burgeoning fashion business say they're not giving up.
The issue of quarantine is not only a hot-button topic in the US: Officials in Ebola-ravaged Liberia, for instance, have grappled with the issue for months. And that is why some are now looking to Liberia to draw upon lessons learned from an evolved quarantine policy.
More than a dozen Ebola patients in Liberia have gone missing after a mob attacked and looted a Monrovia-area health facility. Now, the Liberian government fears that infected individuals are returning to their communities, where they risk spreading the virus.
Conflict & Justice
This weekend, there were competing images over whether Nigeria's government is serious about fighting Boko Haram and rescuing the girls who were kidnapped. Nigeria's president cancelled his only planned trip to the scene of the kidnapping, but then attended a summit in Paris where he and neighboring leaders pledged to work together.
Conflict & Justice
A journalist in Liberia has gone into hiding after receiving threats related to a story she wrote on female circumcision. Female genital mutilation has received a lot of attention in the Western media; in Liberia remains extremely sensitive.