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African countries are losing out on their football talent. They need to figure out...

A number of African countries must be wondering ‘what could have been’ if they were able to field several of the players who starred for champions France and third placed Belgium at the 2018...

Obama pays tribute to Mandela: and invites the world to find its better angels

The world is celebrating the memory and legacy of one of Africa’s most illustrious leaders, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. This year is special because it’s the centenary celebration of his birth. His leadership was important...

Eritrea and Ethiopia have made peace. How it happened and what next

This week Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed visited neighbouring Eritrea, to be greeted by President Isaias Afwerki. The vast crowds that thronged the normally quiet streets of Eritrea’s capital, Asmara, were simply overjoyed. They...

Peace in South Sudan? Not without a stronger state and reconciliation

As warring sides battle it out on the ground, the leaders in South Sudan seem to have come to a peace deal after almost five years of fighting. South Sudan was plunged into war in...

Why Cuban doctors in Kenya don’t deserve the treatment they’re getting

Cuban medical missions abroad are perhaps one of the most significant legacies of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. The programme involves Cuban doctors offering health care services in host countries, often in impoverished rural communities...

PROMOTING ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN KENYA: MAKING THE CASE FOR LAW CLINICS

By: Emmah Senge Wabuke, Arnold Nciko and Abdullahi Abdirahman* The Kenyan Constitution was designed to meet multiple ambitions, including guaranteeing the citizenry their right to access to justice.1 Access to justice, put simply, refers...

The Supreme Court versus Royal Media Services: History as ‘Super Context’ in Constitutional Interpretation

By Walter Khobe A written text cannot have one pure or true meaning because meaning is a function of language itself and not of some or other mental process of the author. In this...

KENYA’S TOTALITARIAN DRIFT AND JUSTICE ERIC OGOLA’S TOTAL DEMOCRACY

Walter Khobe The post-1990s democratisation effort that Samuel P. Huntington christened the “third wave” of democratisation has been marked by the proliferation of hybrid political regimes. In different ways, and to varying degrees, polities...

Deep Inside Politics Lies Ungovernable and Wild Frontiers of Kapedo.

By Tioko Ekiru Emmanuel “Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only...
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