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The Conversation Africa is an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community, delivered direct to the public.

The Conversation Africa is a non-profit, public benefit organisation. It is supported by a number of donors as well as academic institutions.

Latest articles written by The Conversation:

  1. Antibiotic use on Kenya’s dairy farms putting consumers, animals at risk

    The presence of antibiotic residues in milk can pose health risks to consumers.

    Dairy cows
  2. Earth’s evolution: Fresh insights from rocks formed 3.5bn years ago

    Revealed: Findings of a study comparing the Singhbhum Craton to cratons in South Africa and Australia.

    Mount Everest
  3. Mungiki: How identity, politics and crime keep Kenya's deadly gang alive

    Though banned, Mungiki is constantly in the news as a tool or target of big political players.

  4. Professor drought: The crisis in Kenyan varsities

    One of the causes of the shortage of professors is rapid expansion of the university system.

    KU graduation
  5. Afcon: All you need to know about Africa’s biggest football event

    More than ever before, the world will be watching the action at the 34th edition of the cup, given that some of football’s greatest athletes will be participating.

  6. 6 helpful insights for engineering students

    Here is how students can weather the storms of an engineering degree with remarkable resilience.

    Studying students
  7. Inside the Scramble for the Sahel

    Why France, Russia, China and the US are interested in the region.

    G5 Sahel
  8. School uniforms may trigger sensory overload in children

    The good news is that simple interventions can make a substantial, positive difference.

    Uniform store
  9. You have completed high school. Now what?

    Time to choose a career? A psychologist offers tips on the journey after high school.

  10. Here are the must-read books from East Africa this January

    From Tanzanian masters to Ugandan Queens.

  11. What sunscreen is best? A dermatologist offers advice on protecting your skin

    Yes, even dark skin types require protection.

    Sunscreen
  12. The burden of Nigeria’s flamboyant aso ebi dressing style

    Planning and coordinating the uniforms at events has become quite a business.

    Fashion
  13. 4 must-read books from east Africa in 2023

    Highlights range from the masterful Gurnah to stunning newcomers, a bold biography to a pacy memoir.

  14. Needing to borrow money? 4 tips on what’s okay and what’s not

    As the festive season draws near, it may be tempting to let your financial guard down and enjoy the upcoming holidays.

    Money
  15. Kenya at 60: How British colonial abuses were covered up

    New research reveals how harsh British detention camps in Kenya were, and the extremes to which the colonialists went to conceal their acts.

  16. Henry Kissinger: How his diplomacy in Africa prolonged apartheid

    Historians say former US secretary of state's track record in Africa is dismal.

  17. Not police, not guns: Here is how Kenya could help Haiti

    More than 2,700 people in Haiti have been reported murdered and 1,472 kidnapped in 2023.

    Kenya police
  18. Why Kenya’s stock market has suffered steepest losses globally

    Persistent market’s weakness might inhibit retirement funds from meeting their pension obligations.

  19. Visa-free travel for Africans: Kenya, Rwanda take step in right direction

    Within the broader East African Community, Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya allow cross border travel without passports.

    William Ruto
  20. Mass tree planting: How to do it right

    There are many reasons for the failure of massive tree-planting schemes.

    Tree-planting drive