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The Man Who Sold a Country

...and the people who stood by while it happened (simply, us).

What Happened to Kenya’s Moon Rocks?

The idea though was that they would mark the successes of space exploration, and be displayed to the public. Very few countries ever did that.

The Freemasons Who Built Kenya

The White House Lodge was burnt down in 1905. But another one was quickly built, this time further downtown, on the very spot that Central Bank is today.

The Women Who Went to War

Of all the women who fought in the Mau Mau war, only a few are known, and even fewer remembered.

7 More Absurd Stories from Kenyan History

In the original draft of this listicle, this entry was specifically about that time Fai Amario, in 2000, placed an ad in the dailies that he was searching for a wife. But every single story about this highly intelligent psychopath and brewer is just batshit crazy.

7 Most Bizarre Things Banned By African Dictators

The most subversive thing you can do in Burundi today is jog without a permit. You might also not want to rough up the president, who's a striker, in a football match. Unless you don't value your freedom.

7 ‘Lost’ African Countries

In the last fifty years alone, the independence of the Republic of Ambazonia has been declared thrice. The fight to get it recognised is still ongoing.

How Scientific Racism Shaped Kenya

In the 1930s, a group of scientists set about trying to use science to prove that Kenyans couldn't handle European ideas.

How to Steal a Boeing 727

In May 2003, two men who didn’t know how to fly a Boeing 727-223 stole one from an Angolan airport. They have never been found, and neither has the plane. 15 years later, no one knows why they did it.