Papa Wemba Arrives Home

Congolese musician and rumba icon Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba took his last journey home from Abidjan and arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo where he was born, and where he will be laid to rest. Hundreds of mourners met the body of Papa Wemba at Kinshasa Airport where friends, fans and family wept in…

Unstoppable Trump, Five for Five: “I consider myself the presumptive nominee”

  Donald Trump once again steamrolled over his rivals in a clean sweep of all five states in the Tuesday 26th primary, virtually assuring his coronation as the Republican nominee for President. “I consider myself the presumptive nominee,” the billionaire crowed. “I’ll beat Hillary very easily.” Trump won impressively, shutting down the “Never-Trump” movement which has…

Watershed Moment: Madam President?

  Ecstatic cheers erupted in the Clinton camp each time a race was called for her on primary night Tuesday. The former Senator from New York won 4 out of 5 states, essentially shutting out her erstwhile rival Bernie Sanders. Though the wins were expected, the Clinton campaign was most elated to win the delegate…

Diamond Platnumz and Bongo Flava Style

  Naseeb Abdul Juma, better known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz, is leading the Bongo Flava hip- hop scene in Tanzania. Born in Dar es Salaam, Diamond spent his childhood living with his mother. A single child due to his estranged father, Diamond spent his early years focusing on singing and entertainment to help…

Birds of the Sabaki River

    The Sabaki river, comprised of sand banks, mud banks, dunes and freshwater pools, is Kenya’s second-longest river. With such a vast area, much of the local wildlife are being affected by various environmental challenges in this region. Specifically, the birds of the Sabaki River are fighting for their survival as illegal sand harvesters…