Meet Beatrice Ndung’u – founder of Sema Radio and Young Media Foundation, Kenya

My name is Amb. Beatrice Ndung’u, founder of SEMA RADIO and Young MediaFoundation. I am an African Development Ambassador. My primary objective as an Ambassador is to carryout and promote the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) among the youth. Young Media Foundation is a non-profit organization in Kenya, whose main mission is to offer a chance for young people to voice their…

African Politics: General Elections in Kenya on 4th March

The upcoming general elections in Kenya, electing the President, Senators, County Governors, Members of Parliament, Civic Wards and Women County Representatives, are scheduled for the 4th March, 2013. In August 2010, Kenyans voted for a new constitution in a referendum, which led several artists and activists to run peace rallies throughout the country – among them Emmanuel…

African History: Timbuktu in the 14th century and today

Timbuktu (English pronunciation: pron.: /ˌtɪmbʌkˈtuː/; French: Tombouctou pronounced: [tɔ̃bukˈtu]; Koyra Chiini: Tumbutu), formerly also spelled Timbuctoo and Timbuktoo, is a town in the West African nation of Mali situated 20 km (12 mi) north of the River Niger on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. The town is the capital of the Timbuktu Region, one of the eight administrative regions of Mali. It had a population of 54,453 in the 2009 census.