Kenya

By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 14th, 2014
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– By Elsie Eyakuze There is an argument out there that the category ‘African Writer’ should not exist because it creates a ghetto in which people get incarcerated by accident of birth or residence. I have heard this many times, in conversations that cover complex and controversial ‘identities’ (India...
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Aug 12th, 2014
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By Daniel Bekele Three notorious African leaders — Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, Eritrea’s Isaias Afewerki, and Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir — are not invited to this week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. But a number of other long-ruling African strongmen, l...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 12th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam It was a hyperbole fest (“hypefest”) at the U.S.-Africa Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. last week. It was all about the “fastest-growing continent with the youngest population and highest level of investment”. President Obama and other top U.S. officials sang what is now b...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 7th, 2014
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- Olusegun Adeniyi Ever since I arrived Washington DC last Thursday, I have lost my identity as a Nigerian to a country that does not exist: Africa! While it is no secret that most Americans are ignorant about our continent and its makeup, the situation has not been helped by the first U.S.-Africa Le...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 29th, 2014
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By Dula Abdu About to become a lame duck President, Obama is holding a roundtable discussion on Africa with African leaders. I guess better late than never. It is scheduled to be held on August 5-6 in Washington, D.C. Many of the African leaders bring lots of baggage of crony capitalism, anti-Gay leg...
By IAfrica
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Jul 16th, 2014
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“Comedy in Kenya has really full-fledged to great heights and apparently, no one had so far recognized the great creative minds that have totally so far transformed the entertainment industry in Africa,” said the host as he welcomes chidinma on stage. Chidinma at Churchill comedy show. Po...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 14th, 2014
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By Jeremy Lind Weeks after deadly attacks killed 60 at Mpeketoni in Kenya’s Lamu County, new raids on July 5th in Lamu and Tana River counties left over 20 dead, sowing fear anew in a country growing accustomed to sophisticated attacks of murderous brutality. As before, a heavily armed group came dur...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 10th, 2014
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By Abdullahi Boru Hallakhe In both symbolic and material terms, ‘Saba Saba’ occupies a significant place and meaning in contemporary Kenya. The date draws its significance from the fact that in 1990 it inaugurated a new chapter in the pro-reform movement. On July 7th 1990 a group of like-minded indiv...
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Jul 7th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam Are crimes against children crimes against humanity? According to the latest Failed States Index, 6 out of the top 10 and 18 out of the top 25 “most failed states on earth” are found in Africa. This commentary is not about beating the dead hyena of the failed African “state”. No...
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Jul 3rd, 2014
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By Mohamed Mubarak For months, the Kenyan security forces have been rounding up ethnic Somalis in Nairobi. This is part of a security operation (Operation Usalama Watch) which presumes that terrorists in Kenya are solely of Somali origin. This presumption is wrong and is a clear manifestation of the ...