• Press Freedoms Under Threat In Kenya

    Press Freedoms Under Threat In Kenya0

    The arrest and detention of two Kenyan bloggers, Robert Alai and Patrick Safari over pictures of dead Kenyan security officers that shared on their Twitter timelines has once again shone the spotlight on government threats to media freedom in the East African country. The pictures posted by the two showed some of the bodies of

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  • Is Zimbabwe headed for another coup?

    Is Zimbabwe headed for another coup?1

    The November 2017 military coup which forced tyrant Robert Mugabe from power is still haunting Zimbabwe, almost 18 months down the line. The remnants of the coup and its footprints will not disappear sooner than we expected. After topping Mugabe, President Emmerson Mnangagwa had an enormous task facing him trying to please his erstwhile conspirators

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  • Kenya’s terrorism laws stifling freedom of expression

    Kenya’s terrorism laws stifling freedom of expression0

    When President Uhuru Kenyatta signed the Prevention of Terrorism Act, 2012, his government received criticism from numerous quarters including the governments of the United States, Britain, Germany, and France who warned of the law’s impact in what Al Jazeera called “a rare collective statement“. It is important that the legislation, while strengthening security, respects human

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  • How will Kenyans remember Bob Collymore?

    How will Kenyans remember Bob Collymore?0

    The CEO of Kenya’s most profitable company Bob Collymore is no more. A statement from Safaricom, Kenya’s leading telecommunications services provider, said that Collymore died in the morning of July 1st at his Nairobi home. He had been battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) , and in late  2017, had taken  time off from the company

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  • A Pride Month Message From Uganda

    A Pride Month Message From Uganda0

    Uganda is a beautiful country known for many good things, but not its treatment of the LGBTI+ community. Like many African countries, Uganda’s policies were inherited by colonialists and religious leaders. These influences have led to the LGBTI+ community being considered illegal and unacceptable. On 14 October 2009 Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2009 was introduced in the Ugandan parliament,

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