Kristin Palitza works as Africa correspondent for dpa, the German Press Agency. She also writes for Forbes Africa and Monocle, and has been published in the Guardian and TIME.

She lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa, but regularly goes on assignment throughout the continent.

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Kristin Palitza arbeitet als Afrika-Korrespondentin für dpa, die Deutsche Presse Agentur. Sie schreibt außerdem für Forbes Africa und Monocle. Ihre Artikel wurden auch im Guardian und TIME Magazin veröffentlicht.

Sie lebt und arbeitet im südafrikanischen Kapstadt und reist regelmäßig auf dem Kontinent. 

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Nigeria's Jonathan "failing fight" against Boko Haram

dpa | 21 March 2014

By Kristin Palitza, dpa =

Cape Town (dpa) – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has come under fire over his inability to curb attacks by the extremist Islamist sect Boko Haram, which has killed more than 700 people over the past 10 weeks alone.

Some experts have gone as far as accusing Jonathan of using the renewed spate of violence in the country's predominantly Muslim north to influence next year's general election.

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Zwischen den Fronten - Muslime in der Zentralafrikanischen Republik

dpa| 23 March 2014

Zwei Monate nach der Wahl von Übergangspräsidentin Samba- Panza zeichnet sich in der Zentralafrikanischen Republik auch weiterhin keine Entspannung der Lage ab. Besonders betroffen von der Gewalt sind die Muslime im Land.

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Strive beyond $600 Million

FORBES Africa | 1 February 2014

Strive Masiyiwa wrote entrepreneurial history by beating the authorities and the odds to build a billion-dollar business spanning 17 countries over five continents. No wonder they call him the Bill Gates of Africa.

By Kristin Palitza

He is Africa’s king of telecommunications. He’s a frontrunner in fibre optics. And he operates the continent’s largest satellite communications business. Add fixed and enterprise networks to the mix and you get Econet, one of the largest telecommunication companies in the world.

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A collection of articles and research documenting South Africa's political struggle against HIV/Aids and the role of the media therein. Kristin Palitza is the main editor of the book, published by Jacana in 2010.