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Beyond Smokes and Mirrors: Why Kenyans Need to Pay Closer Attention to the IEBC, Census 2019 and Building the Bridges Initiative Beyond Smokes and Mirrors: Why Kenyans Need to Pay Closer Attention to the IEBC, Census 2019 and Building the Bridges Initiative
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Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Why Kenyans Need to Pay Closer Attention to the IEBC, Census 2019 and the Building Bridges Initiative

If both Parliament and these nascent movements fail to forestall the efforts of the ‘system’, it is certain to use...

“We Have Nothing to Eat”: Further Reflections on the Famine in Turkana and the Government’s Food Security Policies “We Have Nothing to Eat”: Further Reflections on the Famine in Turkana and the Government’s Food Security Policies
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“We Have Nothing to Eat”: Further Reflections on the Famine in Turkana and the Government’s Food Security Policies

Famine in Turkana and other Kenyan counties may not have yet caught the attention of the international media, but domestic...

The Dam Has Broken. Time to Call Jubilee Plunder What It Is The Dam Has Broken. Time to Call Jubilee Plunder What It Is
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The Dam Has Broken. Time to Call Jubilee Plunder What It Is

To budget anything from a quarter to a third of the country’s annual GDP for stealing — to then borrow...

Brexit, Little Britain and the Empire Politics of the End Brexit, Little Britain and the Empire Politics of the End
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Brexit, Little Britain and the Empire Politics of the End

Why has the UK establishment so farcically mismanaged Brexit? The answer has eluded her politicians because it lies deep within...

Education, Social Mobility and the Enclave Economy: Revisiting the Kenya Scenarios Project Education, Social Mobility and the Enclave Economy: Revisiting the Kenya Scenarios Project
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Education, Social Mobility and the Enclave Economy: Revisiting the Kenya Scenarios Project

Two decades ago, a group of eighty Kenyans spent the better part of two years thinking about where the country...

A Place Under the Sun: Solar Energy and the Struggle for a Billion-Dollar Invisible Market A Place Under the Sun: Solar Energy and the Struggle for a Billion-Dollar Invisible Market
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A Place Under the Sun: Solar Energy and the Struggle for a Billion-Dollar Invisible Market

Unserved by policy makers whose grand energy priorities lay elsewhere, 600 million rural Africans for decades lay off-grid. When new...

Patriarchy, Sexual Abuse and Impunity: As the Catholic Church Confronts Its Crisis, Will the UN Follow Suit? Patriarchy, Sexual Abuse and Impunity: As the Catholic Church Confronts Its Crisis, Will the UN Follow Suit?
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Patriarchy, Sexual Abuse and Impunity: As the Catholic Church Confronts Its Crisis, Will the UN Follow Suit?

So ingrained is the Old Boys’ network within the UN that persecuting whistleblowers is part of a culture of male...

The Will of the People: Further Reflections on the Post 2017 Election Evaluation Report and a New Electoral Management Culture The Will of the People: Further Reflections on the Post 2017 Election Evaluation Report and a New Electoral Management Culture
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The Will of the People: Further Reflections on the Post 2017 Election Evaluation Report and a New Electoral Management Culture

The reason our ballot papers have security features that are equal to, if not more than, our currency is because...

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Adding Fuel to Fire: Why Somalia’s Oil Could Prove to Be a Curse

The decision by President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s government to put Somalia’s oil reserves on the predatory oil and extractive industries’...

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