Kenya: Could Parts of Kenya Really Secede?
Kenya is experiencing its worst political crisis in more than a decade, prompting some politicians to suggest extreme solutions - including the division of Kenya into two… Read more »
Kenya: Govt Grapples With Domestic and Foreign Security Threats
The current political climate in Kenya has created a complex security challenge for government, stretching the resources of security agencies to the limit as they battle both… Read more »
Kenya: An Election Is No Panacea for Kenya's Stability
Kenyans are expected to go to the polls on 26 October in a repeat presidential election fraught with uncertainty after main opposition candidate Raila Odinga pulled out of the race… Read more »
Kenya: Will Kenya Always Be the Country of the Future?
Two cheers for democracy. That would probably be a fair verdict on last week's general elections in Kenya. It was free-ish and fair-ish. Over 15 million Kenyans stood in lines,… Read more »
Kenya: Education Focus Should Be on Quality, Not Quantity
President Uhuru Kenyatta recently announced that if re-elected on 8 August, his government would provide free secondary education by 2019. Kenyatta believes that secondary… Read more »
Kenya: Is It Raila Odinga's Turn to Eat?
Will it at long last be Raila Odinga's turn to eat? This is one of the critical questions as Kenya heads into general elections on 8 August. Read more »
Africa: The AU's (Other) ICC Strategy
At the recently concluded 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, heads of state and government adopted a decision on a strategy for withdrawing from the International… Read more »
Africa: Who Is the New African Union Chief?
The new AUC chairperson will focus on peace and security issues, but what about ensuring free and fair elections? Read more »
Kenya: Opposition Needs More Than a Coalition to Win the Polls
Look at Nigeria, where opposition parties united to form the All Progressive's Congress, throwing their combined political muscle behind a single leader. Sure enough, their chosen… Read more »
July 28, 2016
Kenya: Hate Speech and Ethnic Tension Ahead of 2017 Elections?
As Kenya prepares for elections next year, the political die seems already cast. With the Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) facing off against the ruling Jubilee Coalition,… Read more »
July 19, 2016
Kenya: What Say Do Women Have in Peace and Security?
In March, Kenya became one of 60 countries to have developed an action plan to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325), on women,… Read more »
June 17, 2016
Kenya: Signs of Violence Ahead of 2017 Elections
With just over a year to go before Kenya holds its next general elections, the political climate in the country seems to be reaching a peak. Read more »
April 29, 2016
Africa: Beyond the ICC - How International Criminal Justice Can Thrive
The international criminal justice system has been developing at an exponential rate; and Africa remains a wellspring of such developments. At the International Criminal Court… Read more »
April 12, 2016
Kenya: Will Prison for Extremists Help Combat Terror?
In a bid to stem radicalisation in prisons, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta recently announced plans to construct a new prison that would house only extremist offenders. This… Read more »
January 05, 2016
Kenya: Civil Society in Kenya Is Down, but Not Out
Kenyan non-governmental organisations (NGOs) head into 2016 facing a deeply uncertain future as their government intensifies its effort to crack down on an independent civil… Read more »
December 07, 2015
East Africa: Who Profits From Kenya's War in Somalia?
It has been more than four years since the Kenyan Defence Force (KDF) crossed the border into Somalia, and Kenyans are entitled to ask what exactly their troops are still doing… Read more »
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