Being nominated rather than selected by party members may undermine grass-roots legitimacy but it is hard not to suspect that some of the losers in the nominations process might feel a little bit relieved at this out-turn.
Rwandans are welcoming, but the government’s priority must be to solve the internal political problems which produce refugees.
The elite’s ‘solution’ to the climate crisis is to turn the displaced into exploitable migrant labour. We need a truly internationalist alternative.
The Murang’a people are really yet to decide who they are going to vote for as a president. If they have, they are keeping the secret to themselves. Are the Murang’a people prepping themselves this time to vote for one of their own? Can Jimi Wanjigi re-ignite the Murang'a/Matiba popular passion among the GEMA community and re-influence it to vote in a different direction?
“Go back to Africa” has taken on a new meaning, with Britain’s controversial plan to deport migrants to Rwanda, and outsource its “immigration problem”.
Unless the leaders make good on their statements about using the greater scale of the economic bloc to demand better terms of trade globally, the expanded Community is likely to be a continuation of the already damaging experience suffered by the ordinary people.
As the August 2022 elections approach, we suggest that not only will they be relatively peaceful but also that Kenya’s history of large-scale political violence may be a thing of the past.
The patriarchy’s continued enforcement of the practice of Female Genital Mutilation has transformed Somali women into the “living dead”.
Grzimek’s racist vision of African conservation—without Africans—remains embedded in much of conservation, and is ultimately destructive of both the environment and people.
The starkly different responses of the international community towards the crises in Tigray and Ukraine show us that the world must strive towards an international order that works for all.
Relying on aid cannot transform society because poverty is a structural problem. Donor funding merely changes the relationship between the people and their government, increases government control, and promotes the embezzlement of funds and the misallocation of resources.
A footnote in a World Bank report dating back four decades inspired the mounting of fictitious dam construction projects in Elgeyo Marakwet to create avenues for the theft of billions of shillings in public funds.