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KENYA: ANTI-CORRUPTION WHO CAN STOP THE REGGAE? KENYA: ANTI-CORRUPTION WHO CAN STOP THE REGGAE?
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KENYA: ANTI-CORRUPTION – WHO CAN STOP THE REGGAE?

Borrowing a leaf from other dubious anti-corruption campaigns engineered by beleaguered African regimes, the current Noordin Haji-led clean-up has targeted...

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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White Saviours, Black Predators: What an NGO tragedy tells us about foreign aid

Sex scandals exposed a culture of exploitation within leading NGOs, themselves deeply embedded in a White Saviour Industrial Complex. But...

In Praise of Idleness: Further Reflections on Knowledge, capital and growth In Praise of Idleness: Further Reflections on Knowledge, capital and growth
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IN PRAISE OF IDLENESS: Further reflections on knowledge, capital and growth

Why is society, even those countries in which more capital could not possibly appreciably improve standards of living, still obsessed...

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Museveni, Trump and the Arua 33: Will Uganda suffer US sanctions?

The brutality of UPDF troops against the opposition during the August by-election presents, in the grim aftermath of Jamal Khashoggi’s...

Sanitising Moi in the Age of Kenyatta, and the heroics of official revisionism Sanitising Moi in the Age of Kenyatta, and the heroics of official revisionism
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Sanitising Moi in the Age of Kenyatta, and the heroics of official revisionism

The revival of Moi Day marks a high point in Jubilee’s rehabilitation of the retired autocrat. Refashioned as a kindly,...

Knowledge and Growth: What Paul Romer’s Economics Nobel Prize says about Africa’s infrastructure obsession. Knowledge and Growth: What Paul Romer’s Economics Nobel Prize says about Africa’s infrastructure obsession.
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Knowledge and Growth: What Paul Romer’s Economics Nobel Prize says about Africa’s infrastructure obsession

If knowledge and human capital are the engines of economic growth, what is the role of the foreign investment and...

#MeToo: Memories of Sexual Assault are NOT a Figment of Women’s Imagination #MeToo: Memories of Sexual Assault are NOT a Figment of Women’s Imagination
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#MeToo: Memories of Sexual Assault are NOT a Figment of Women’s Imagination

Listening to Christine Blasey Ford’s heart-rending testimony before the US Senate triggers traumatic memories for RASNA WARAH.

Uhuru at UNGA: Mortgaging the Anti-Corruption War? Uhuru at UNGA: Mortgaging the Anti-Corruption War?
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Uhuru at UNGA: Mortgaging the Anti-Corruption War?

The President’s unusual speech at the UN General Assembly, in which he declaimed against the culture of corruption within his...

Digital Citizen, Analogue Subject: The struggle for the new democracy in Africa Digital Citizen, Analogue Subject: The struggle for the new democracy in Africa
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Digital Citizen, Analogue Subject: The struggle for the new democracy in Africa

In Cameroon, the government shut down the internet for an unprecedented 230 days. In Kenya, and at least five other...

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