Kenya: Food Security Under Threat in Kenya
In Kenya, food consumption is outpacing food production. According to a new Institute for Security Studies report, annual agricultural production will need to increase by an… Read more »
Kenya: Will New Legislation Turn Kenya Into a Tax Haven?
A recently passed law could make it easier for companies to dodge tax in Kenya. This could increase the rate of illicit financial flows and, contrary to government's goals,… Read more »
Kenya: Raila Odinga Makes Another Dubious Deal
The handshake between Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his arch-rival Raila Odinga on the steps of Harambee House - the office of the president - on 9 March has baffled even… Read more »
Kenya: Two Wrongs Don't Right Kenya's Political Crisis
When Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was officially anointed as president for the second time last November, he swore an oath - the same one he swore at his first inauguration in… Read more »
November 03, 2017
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 »
October 26, 2017
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 »
October 18, 2017
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 »
August 17, 2017
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 »
July 18, 2017
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 »
July 13, 2017
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 »
February 14, 2017
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 »
February 10, 2017
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 »
February 06, 2017
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 »
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