From the editor

Welcome to Old Africa, your window into East Africa's history. This website is designed to give you a taste of what you can expect if you become a regular reader of Old Africa magazine. Though published in Kenya we are quickly gaining a worldwide readership.  After viewing what Old Africa has to offer, we hope you will subscribe to our magazine and send us your stories and photos.

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About Old Africa

Old Africa magazine seeks to tell the story of East Africa’s past through well-written stories and vintage photographs. Founded in October 2005, the first issue featured a story about the Royal Navy’s ill-fated attempt to launch a naval presence on Lake Rudolph (now Lake Turkana) and an account of the Kedong Massacre. Since then the magazine has published stories and photos from Kenya’s diverse ethnic groups – African, Asian and European – to preserve East Africa’s history. Old Africa is

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