Culture – the collective lived experience of a community – should be the basis of the construction of a nation. The constitution avers to this fact and there are provisions in the constitution for the articulation and promotion of culture. Has there been any progress in ingraining culture as a foundational basis of our society? A conversation between Mshai Mwangola and Zein Abubakar recorded on 4th August 2020 as part of the Nane Nane Webinar Series.
In a world shaped by international movement and neoliberalism, the pandemic has forced countries to put health before wealth. Is this a new turning point in the history of the world? Could it spur the creation of new mechanisms for a model of society based on social and economic justice?
Dr Grieve Chelwa explores how COVID will impact African economies and the unstoppable rise of China in its relationship with Africa and how this won't likely be reversed as the West retreats without much prospect of a return.
Guled Ahmed analyses food security in the horn of Africa and what COVID-19 has revealed about food security in the region. He portends that moving forward Government's must place emphasis on food security which will go along way in enhancing peace in the region.
The Elephant in conversation with Abdullahi Boru Halakhe, a Washington DC-based security analyst from the Horn of Africa. Abdullahi unpacks recent events in Ethiopia and the prospects of superstar Prime Minister Abiy.
Prof. Makau Mutua analyses the BBI initiative and the political realignments that it portends. He cautions that the BBI report will inevitably disappoint but the politics will intensify around Raila Odinga's moves.
The Elephant in conversation with Waikwa Wanyoike, founding Executive Director of the Katiba Institute - Kenya's leading public interest litigation organisation. Currently, he is Director of Strategic Litigation at the Open Society Foundation in London.
The 2017 electoral period may have ended, but the bitter undertones of tribalism still swim beneath the skin of millions, in a country that is, let's face it, deeply divided.
The Corona Café discusses social inequality in our society and how the COVID-19 crisis in Kenya has revealed the fragility and inequity our social and political system's in remedying this. Panelists, Dr Wangui Kimari, Mr Abubakar Zain, Moderator. Mshai Mwangola.
The Elephant in conversation with Ngala Chome - a writer, scholar and a Doctoral Candidate at the History Department, Durham University.