Papa Wemba Arrives Home

Congolese musician and rumba icon Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba took his last journey home from Abidjan and arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo where he was born, and where he will be laid to rest. Hundreds of mourners met the body of Papa Wemba at Kinshasa Airport where friends, fans and family wept in…

Birds of the Sabaki River

    The Sabaki river, comprised of sand banks, mud banks, dunes and freshwater pools, is Kenya’s second-longest river. With such a vast area, much of the local wildlife are being affected by various environmental challenges in this region. Specifically, the birds of the Sabaki River are fighting for their survival as illegal sand harvesters…

Banking Crisis in Kenya?

  Money problems continue to be an issue in Kenya, and with the recent shocking collapse of Chase Bank, Kenya, some financial institutions might have to look for support through the country’s Central Bank. KCB Group, Kenya’s largest asset lender may be answering that call with an interest in buying out Chase Bank Kenya LTD.…

Profile: Boniface Mwangi

  Photographer, activist, and founder of Picha Mtaani, the youth led peace initiative, Boniface Mwangi is making waves in Kenya as he continues to reveal the country’s troubles. First focusing on photojournalism, Boniface worked with The Standard, a local newspaper, taking shots of news while trying to pay for his schooling. In 2005, he won…

Pencils of Promise

  PoP, or Pencils of Promise was founded by Adam Braun, an entrepreneur, best-selling author and philanthropist. With his belief that everyone has promise and every child deserves the opportunity to a proper education, Adam started Pencils for Promise with the key “for purpose” approach. Based on for-profit leadership and non-profit focus, his organization ensures…

Here’s Wizkid!

  Where’s Wizkid?   Known by his stage name Wizkid, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun is a well known Nigerian recording artist, songwriter and performer. Starting his career at the young age of 11, Wizkid has since become a major contributing artist in the Nigerian music scene. His work has landed him several achievements over the years…