Getting paid to play: Kenya’s esports boom
25 July 2021 | 12:55 pm
Digital games in Kenya now seem more of a sure bet than real life sporting activities in the East African nation. Esports have also become a huge money-spinner for young Kenyans.
7 Aug 2021
Kenya's first National Wildlife Census takes to the air after launching on May 7th 2021. The census is conducted through a partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, the Kenya Wildlife Service and the newly-created Wildlife Research & Training Institute, who are increasingly turning to plane observation to monitor the state of the country's animal populations.
23 Aug 2021
A Kenyan USB cable and mobile charger manufacturing company produced a ‘’made in Kenya’’ USB Cable. The company was set up in 2019 by Muthungu Anthony.
5 Sep 2021
Taita-Taveta is known for producing food for other neighboring counties in southern Kenya. Banana farming has become a business that ensures the livelihood of several families in the region and increases the flow of trade on the border with Tanzania.
2 Sep 2021
Residents in Beijing react to a drastic move in the country to cut down online gaming time for under-18s to just three hours a week during term time. The move is the latest in a broad crackdown on tech giants in the world's biggest gaming market.
10 Sep 2021
Argentina football fans share their excitement over watching their national team and star Lionel Messi play against Bolivia in the World Cup qualifiers. Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to overtake Pele as the top international goalscorer in South American football history on Thursday as Argentina cruised to a 3-0 victory over Bolivia in their 2022 World Cup qualifier.
11 Sep 2021
Visitors come from all over the world to fish in Kenya's highland rivers and alpine lakes. The country has an old and tiny fly-fishing tradition, but enthusiasts have plans to expand.
3 Oct 2021
A rescue center in southern Kenya is a haven for elderly people accused of witchcraft. The residents have often had to run for their lives to escape being killed by their families.
23 Sep 2021
The Tunisian army has remained apolitical throughout its modern history. But now, some locals fear the military is getting too close to President Kais Saied's increasingly unconstitutional regime.
14 Oct 2021
2 million Kenyans face severe drought, with many at risk of starvation as a crippling drought stalks northern counties. Already many domestic livestock and wild animals have succumbed to thirst and hunger.
9 Oct 2021
In Madagascar, some of the country's highest authorities are accused of bankrolling teams to create fake profiles on Facebook which then share biased or false information for political gain. These fake Facebook accounts stir up controversy, sing the praises of President Andry Rajoelina and criticise journalists and opposition politicians. The communications minister, accused of playing a key role, denies any wrongdoing. Our correspondents report.
10 Oct 2021
University students in Kenya have developed an indoor purifier and air monitor. They're hoping their low-cost invention will allow more families to breath clean air at home.
17 Oct 2021
Somalia comes out on top in its long-running sea border row with Kenya. The two nations disagree over where the line should be drawn, in a part of the Indian Ocean believed to be rich in oil and gas. The UN's top court has awarded Somalia control of the disputed area. Also, the first paragliding wheelchair is now in use in Cape Town. Our reporters take you along for the ride.
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German police conducted nationwide raids and arrested 25 people suspected of belonging to a far-right "terrorist cell." Investigators believe some of them were plotting to overthrow the government.
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Russia is expanding its attacks on civilian infrastructure in Ukraine. At the start of winter, there are hundreds of thousands of people without electricity or heating. DW reporter Jan-Phillipp Scholz met some of them.
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A Mozambican court on Wednesday found a former president's son and 10 other people guilty on charges related to a $2 billion "hidden debt" scandal that crashed the southern African nation's economy, sentencing them each to more than 10 years in prison.
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Tourism in Turkey made a comeback in 2022. The low value of the Turkish lira has attracted tourists, yet citizens are struggling due to inflation.
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