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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...

70 Years After the Un’s Declaration on Human Rights, the Struggle Continues Against Poverty, War, Disease - and Whistleblowers 70 Years After the Un’s Declaration on Human Rights, the Struggle Continues Against Poverty, War, Disease - and Whistleblowers
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70 Years After the UN’s Declaration on Human Rights, the Struggle Continues Against Poverty, War, Disease – and Whistleblowers

The UN’s internal benchmark of success is the amount of money raised, not the successful execution of a programme. War...

Fake It till You Make It Nations and Bling Bling Economics: Debt, Dictatorship and Underdevelopment Fake It till You Make It Nations and Bling Bling Economics: Debt, Dictatorship and Underdevelopment
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Fake It till You Make It Nations and Bling Bling Economics: Debt, Dictatorship and Underdevelopment

Once upon a time, financial recklessness was the preserve of resource-rich nations. Now, resource-poor African nations, their thoughtless leaders seduced...

Yoweri Museveni, America’s Great Foot Soldier in East Africa, Is Desperately Seeking a Bail-Out Yoweri Museveni, America’s Great Foot Soldier in East Africa, Is Desperately Seeking a Bail-Out
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Yoweri Museveni, America’s Great Foot Soldier in East Africa, Is Desperately Seeking a Bail-Out

The conviction in New York of Patrick Ho Chi-ping, a former Hong Kong foreign minister, for allegedly bribing President Museveni...

The Politics of County Economies : Why Central Kenya MPs are wrong The Politics of County Economies : Why Central Kenya MPs are wrong
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The Politics of County Economies: Why Central Kenya MPs are wrong

DAVID NDII pulls apart the old myth of Central Kenya’s economic dominance.

Dynasties, Hustlers and Us: Towards a politics of revolutionary change Dynasties, Hustlers and Us: Towards a politics of revolutionary change
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Dynasties, Hustlers and Us: Towards a politics of revolutionary change

MIRIAM ABRAHAM on the epidemic of rightwing populism abroad, the new power games of the ruling elite at home, and...

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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