After Kenya’s independence in 1963, the police were “Africanised” but retained much of their colonial character. Under Daniel arap Moi’s authoritarian regime (1978-2002), the police continued to play a key role in repressing dissent.
In Nigeria’s recent election cycle, many citizens looked to Peter Obi for change. But the country needs people-led social transformation, not saviors.
The war in Ukraine indicates a new world disorder, where great powers fight for primacy and Africa continues to be exploited.
The violence plaguing the North Rift region in Kenya is complex, as it is caused by a multiplicity of factors
As Christians fall out over gay rights, the Ugandan state, built on martyrs resisting alleged homosexuality, has some soul-searching to do.
Research by SPARC provides a snapshot of social media trends in pastoralist Kenya and gives a sense of social media’s potential for civic participation, e-commerce and community resilience in the drylands.
Capitalists love us because they know the lives and welfare of our own will always come a distant last to their needs and wants.
Kenyan activists Faith Kasina and Gathanga Ndung’u deliver powerful and sharp criticism of the role of the Kenyan police as the oppressor of the masses. They explain in detail how police terror has manifested itself on issues such as the crackdowns on activists, the aftermath of elections, state-led campaigns against terrorism and informal settlements. They also take the time to commemorate fallen activists and inform us about ongoing grassroots movements against the violence of the police, which they believe needs radical surgery or a total overhaul.
Peter Obi, previously a contender for the Nigerian president, is neither a savior nor a socialist, but his candidacy and his supporters enlivened Nigerian elections.
What do Europeans do when they hear the war waged by the government of Ethiopia has killed more people than the war in Ukraine?
Kenya is at a higher level of social and political development, complete with a new constitutional dispensation without which Deputy President William Ruto would long have been consigned to political oblivion.
The question of how property should be shared out between a divorcing couple remains vexed. We need laws and rulings that reflect our realities, not somebody else’s historical ones.