Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Fixing Africa's booming cities
By  • 2 May 2019
Back in 1950, Kenya’s largest city Nairobi was a sleepy colonial town of about 100,000. But as tens of thousands of people from the country began to move to the city, the Kenyan capital surged.…
Tanzania's crackdown on media, gay rights
By  • 6 December 2018
Over the past two years, Tanzania's President John Magufuli has led what critics say is a broad assault on human rights, including freedom of expression. His government has suspended the publication of newspapers that criticized…
In Tanzania, a broad assault on free expression
By  • 6 December 2018
"Freedom of expression is under pressure in almost every sector of society I can think of."  When two researchers from the Committee to Protect Journalists set out on a fact-finding mission to Tanzania last month,…
Africans with albinism face discrimination, attacks [program]
By  • 27 July 2017
People in rural parts of Tanzania and other areas of East Africa face a lot of challenges. But life can be particularly difficult for people with albinism. Albinism is a genetic disorder that causes a…
Kenya doctor sees mixed results from strike
By  • 14 April 2017
"When you're the only doctor on the ground you can't take a break or even have lunch." [caption id="attachment_8264" align="alignleft" width="200"] Lyndah Kemunto (courtesy)[/caption] Soon after Lyndah Kemunto finished medical school in 2014, she was…
The business of poaching
By  • 9 February 2017
Might your children or grandchildren someday live in a world without rhinoceroses or African elephants? The chances of that are probably higher than you might guess. There are just 350,000 elephants remaining on African savannas,…
Burundi on edge
By  • 17 March 2016
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza's announcement in April that he would seek a third five-year term set off a year of instability in the central African nation that has left hundreds dead and forced a quarter…
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