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Kenya Elections 2022

Kenya Election 2022

The Constitution of Kenya requires a general election to be held on the second Tuesday in August in every fifth year, which means the next general election is scheduled for 9 August 2022. The Constitution requires that a presidential election take place at the same time as the general election. Voters will also elect members of the National Assembly, Governors, MCA’s and Senate. This edition will explore and highlight the events, the actors, possibilities and the outcomes of the 2022 elections.

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2020 - 2021 Elections in the Horn and East Africa - Part I

Horn of Africa Election Series

Elections are the most visible tenets of liberal democracy. They play a crucial role in the democratisation process of a country’s political system. In the period between November 2020 and July 2021, several countries in East Africa and the Horn have either held presidential and parliamentary elections or are scheduled to hold them. While the political landscape varies in each, there are a number of cross-cutting issues which manifest with varying impact across the region. These impact the credibility of the elections, participation by the electorate and their effectiveness as a tool for holding the powerful to account. This series examines these cross-cutting issues that will affect elections scheduled to be held in Eastern Africa, including the Horn, in the first half of 2021.

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Sankofa: Reclaiming Africa’s Early Post-Independence History

Post-Colonialisms Today

This edition introduces the series “Reclaiming Africa’s Early Post-Independence History” from Post-Colonialisms Today (PCT), a research and advocacy project of activist-intellectuals on the continent recapturing progressive thought and policies from early post-independence Africa to address contemporary development challenges.

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Somaliland Electoral Law Imperils Inclusive Representation

Somaliland

The 31st May 2021 elections in Somaliland are the culmination of a remarkable 30 year journey during which the nation has developed what some have called “the first indigenous modern African form of government”. The Elephant charts the country’s democratic path.

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Enter the Dragon: China’s Media War in Africa

China-Africa Relations

Sino-African relations are dynamic, non-conventional and vibrant. Yet, most analysis and news doesn’t add value and nuance to this discussion but rather maintains the usual stereotypes on what China gets out of this partnership. This edition approaches African-China relations as a vibrant, two-way dynamic in which both sides adjust to popular perception and policy initiatives emanating from the other.

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Another Country: The Cultural and Religious Struggle between Northern and Southern Kenya

Northern Frontier District

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Speak of Me as I Am: Ethiopia, Native Identities and the National Question in Africa

Ethiopia

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