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Why Al-Shabaab Targets Kenya Why Al-Shabaab Targets Kenya
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Why Al-Shabaab Targets Kenya

In his first address as the group’s Kenyan operations leader, Ahmed Iman Ali declared the country darsh-al-harb - House of...

Uganda Since 1986: Museveni, the World Bank and the Coming of Neoliberalism Uganda Since 1986: Museveni, the World Bank and the Coming of Neoliberalism
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Uganda Since 1986: Museveni, the World Bank and the Coming of Neoliberalism

Was Uganda’s economic miracle a donor-inspired lie? A new book mines the data and presents an alternative economic history of...

Speak of Me as I Am Speak of Me as I Am
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SPEAK OF ME AS I AM: Ethiopia, Native Identities and the National Question in Africa

Does a country create a people, or do a people create a country? KALUNDI SERUMAGA responds to Mahmood Mamdani’s recent...

THE SIZE OF NATIONS: How the break-up of Sudan ruined the economy, and other observations on politico-economic geography THE SIZE OF NATIONS: How the break-up of Sudan ruined the economy, and other observations on politico-economic geography
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THE SIZE OF NATIONS: How the break-up of Sudan ruined the economy, and other observations on politico-economic geography

Facing the biggest threat to his 30-year old monopoly on power, Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir finds his regime entangled in a...

DISASTER PORN AND THE WHITE GAZE: Why the New York Times Just Won’t Respect the Dusit Attack Victims DISASTER PORN AND THE WHITE GAZE: Why the New York Times Just Won’t Respect the Dusit Attack Victims
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DISASTER PORN AND THE WHITE GAZE: Why the New York Times Just Won’t Respect the Dusit Attack Victims

In the wake of the US newspaper’s refusal to withdraw that gruesome Dusit photograph, RASNA WARAH reflects on the logic...

The Rwandan Genocide, and the Sins that Can and Can’t Be Forgiven The Rwandan Genocide, and the Sins that Can and Can’t Be Forgiven
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The Rwandan Genocide, and the Sins that Can and Can’t Be Forgiven

Did the shooting down of a plane on 6 April 1994 trigger the Rwandan genocide? In this article, CHARLES ONYANGO-OBBO...

Visas, Africanists and White Privilege Visas, Africanists and White Privilege
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Visas, Africanists and White Privilege

For more than a generation the term ‘Africanist’ has meant an implicit stranglehold by a mostly white and male cadre...

HOW TO RE-INVENT MONEY: Notes for Kenya’s cryptocurrency techno-warriors HOW TO RE-INVENT MONEY: Notes for Kenya’s cryptocurrency techno-warriors
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HOW TO RE-INVENT MONEY: Notes for cryptocurrency techno-warriors

Ultimately money is a social contract DAVID NDII argues. And though Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies may yet emerge as transformative disrupters...

Shopping Mall Economics: A note on the value of the Kenya shilling Shopping Mall Economics: A note on the value of the Kenya shilling
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Shopping Mall Economics: A note on the value of the Kenya shilling

What does a recent spat between the IMF and the Central Bank’s Prof Patrick Njoroge, himself a veteran of the...

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