• El Adde Shows How Not To Fight Al Shabaab

    El Adde Shows How Not To Fight Al Shabaab2

    In the wake of the Al Shabaab attack on a base manned by the Kenyan contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in the south Somalia town of El Adde, many of our returning soldiers, as well as the many who died, are being hailed as heroes. On social and mainstream media it

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  • Solutions to Kenya’s Problems Are Right Under Our Noses

    Solutions to Kenya’s Problems Are Right Under Our Noses0

    In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus Christ tells his followers the parable of the Good Samaritan. A man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho is attacked by robbers who strip him and beat him. Both a priest and a Levite (respected members of society from whom a higher moral standard is expected) pass him by without

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  • Hand me a Spanner

    Hand me a Spanner0

    Feminist discussions with many friends often lead to “so why do you think you’re better than me?” And, no matter how many times I’m asked this I’m always surprised. There’s this idea that, because I’m speaking and thinking around patriarchy and about ways to dismantle a damaging societal structure, I consider myself better. As if

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  • Zambia: Tribal Talk Backfires on Ruling Party

    Zambia: Tribal Talk Backfires on Ruling Party0

    An effort to use tribalism and regionalism tactics and antics to disadvantage the opposition in upcoming general elections has terribly backfired on Zambia’s ruling party, Patriotic Front (FP), forcing President Lungu to call for an immediate ceasefire. Featuring on National Television on the evening of Sunday 10th January, 2016, chief government spokesperson and senior party

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  • Zambian Politicians Panic as School Qualification Requirement is Enforced

    Zambian Politicians Panic as School Qualification Requirement is Enforced0

    It came as surprise to the nation but it wasn’t so to the 158 Members of Parliament (MP) who sit in the Zambian legislature. Towards the end of 2015, MPs debated and voted for the Constitution of Zambia Amendment Bill which ushered in a number of new electoral rules that took effect on 5th January,

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Zimbabwe's unending wild goose chase: from the people's revolution to 'Operation restore Legacy' .....my article coming out today. Breakfast is served