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KENYA - The politics of the permanent electoral cycle KENYA - The politics of the permanent electoral cycle
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KENYA – The politics of the permanent electoral cycle

With the 2022 succession games already well underway, a cold war in Jubilee rapidly developing into an all-out fight, could...

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LEGALISE IT: The absurd ban on marijuana as a metaphor for maendeleo-development

Why marijuana remains illegal (in most of Africa) and tobacco legal speaks volumes about the contradictions of capitalism. Why native...

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We will revisit: Philomena Mwilu, the Sept 1 ruling and the Noordin Haji show

One year after Deputy Chief Justice, Philomena Mwilu led her colleagues in a historic ruling that nullified the August presidential...

Jubinomics and Kenya’s debt crisis: A private sector view Jubinomics and Kenya’s debt crisis: A private sector view
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Jubinomics and Kenya’s debt crisis: A private sector view

Five years ago, the Jubilee administration embarked on a dangerous economic course of deficit financing, profligate spending and punitive taxation....

BULLDOZERS KNOCKING DOWN TEMPLES AND OTHER DISTRACTIONS: Awakening the ghosts of Jubilee’s corruption BULLDOZERS KNOCKING DOWN TEMPLES AND OTHER DISTRACTIONS: Awakening the ghosts of Jubilee’s corruption
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Bulldozers Knocking Down Temples and other distractions: Awakening the ghosts of Jubilee’s corruption

Fighting corruption in a developing country where governance institutions are nascent is always a political affair. Kenyatta’s current efforts are...

SAINT AND SCAPEGOAT: Kofi Annan’s mixed legacy SAINT AND SCAPEGOAT: Kofi Annan’s mixed legacy
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SAINT AND SCAPEGOAT: Kofi Annan’s mixed legacy

Kenyans will always remember him for pulling us back from the brink. But in the 1990s, Kofi Annan was head...

KENYA AND ZIMBABWE: The mirrored histories of settler occupation and autocracy that produced electoral criminality KENYA AND ZIMBABWE: The mirrored histories of settler occupation and autocracy that produced electoral criminality
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KENYA AND ZIMBABWE: The mirrored histories of settler occupation and autocracy that produced electoral criminality

Consider Mama Sylvia Maphosa, 56, avoiding trouble the day after Zimbabwe’s election, shot in the back by a sniper -...

POWER, AID AND IMPUNITY: How the aid industry sexually exploited the world’s poor POWER, AID AND IMPUNITY: How the aid industry sexually exploited the world’s poor
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POWER, AID AND IMPUNITY: How the aid industry sexually exploited the world’s poor

When reports emerged that senior aid officials in OXFAM, the world’s biggest humanitarian charity, had routinely sexually exploited vulnerable young...

CHINA’S DEBT IMPERIALISM: The Art of War by Other Means? CHINA’S DEBT IMPERIALISM: The Art of War by Other Means?
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CHINA’S DEBT IMPERIALISM: The Art of War by Other Means?

The Belt and Road Initiative, China’s ambitious attempt to create a global infrastructure corridor spanning 65 countries and connecting 60...

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