• Why Kenyans Must Learn How To Talk About Elections And Violence

    Why Kenyans Must Learn How To Talk About Elections And Violence0

    Last week, I wrote about our propensity as Kenyans to bury our heads in the sand when confronted with ugly realities. Many have thus continued to either defend or condemn David Ndii for his prediction that Kenya would burn if President Uhuru Kenyatta was elected in a sham election but there has, sadly, been relatively

  • Could ICC Hand Uhuru Kenyatta a Second Term Victory?

    Could ICC Hand Uhuru Kenyatta a Second Term Victory?0

    Antone Steynberg – A senior ICC lawyer has been quoted saying that the ICC might consider re-opening cases against President Kenyatta and his Deputy, William Ruto should the opposition take over government in August. While this might be good news to victims of the 2007 Post-Election Violence, it could also hand the current government a

  • Zambia’s Disturbing Political Crisis

    Zambia’s Disturbing Political Crisis0

    Zambia’s main opposition party, United Party for National Development (UPND) has continued to receive a bashing from the Patriotic Front (PF) government with the church and civil society raising alarm at what they describe as an accelerated move towards a dictatorship. Zambia now has a situation where opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema remains in indefinite detention

  • How To Spot Empty Campaign Promises

    How To Spot Empty Campaign Promises0

    In the coming days, especially as we approach August, we will be inundated with politicians each seeking our endorsement and more importantly our vote. We will be encouraged, harangued and shamed into exercising our democratic right to wake up incredibly early, endure frustratingly long queues in order to mark a bunch of ballots and toss

  • Will Kenya’s Maize Crisis Send Kenyatta’s Gov’t Packing?

    Will Kenya’s Maize Crisis Send Kenyatta’s Gov’t Packing?0

    Maize meal – popularly known in Kenya as ugali is the country’s staple food. Even though the population consumes other products such as wheat bread, rice and potatoes as key sources of starch, a meal will be incomplete without a serving of ugali. That though has been the state in most dinner tables in Kenyan households over


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Jacques Rousseau

Here’s a promising new channel for promoting thoughtful discussion on important issues - Alastair and I were happy to be participants in the first episode. twitter.com/discours…