The Evolution of Ethnicity in East Africa

Ethnicity continues to shape East African politics in ways both predictable and unexpected, according to African experts featured on #Peacebuilders, a new podcast series from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The podcast looks in particular at Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and South Sudan.  But as elsewhere in Africa, and indeed globally, the ways in which ethnic or group affiliations are understood and experienced differ. Coping with those differences creatively and fairly is key to building peace and stability.

  • East Africa:   Evolving Ethnicities

    Carnegie Corporation, 1 May 2018

    Ethnicity continues to shape East African politics in ways both predictable and unexpected, according to African experts featured on Peacebuilders, a new podcast series from… Read more »

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George Gathigi, lecturer at the University of Nairobi, discussing identity politics and elections in Kenya.

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