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Chaos and Concessions in Kenya

Chaos and Concessions in Kenya

As the cost of living skyrockets, protesters are demanding the government in Nairobi take action By Mussa Billegeya* Last week, protests shook the Kenyan capital Nairobi and other cities. At least one person was killed and circa 200 were arrested. The protests marked the beginning of the now twice-weekly recurring protests rocking the nation and the culmination of political infighting following the August 2022 el ...

The Historical Failure of the German Bourgeoisie

The Historical Failure of the German Bourgeoisie

The defeat of the 1848 Revolution paved the way for Germany’s subsequent reactionary path to unification and beyond By Albert Scharenberg* Over the next few days, one could expect German society to commemorate the one-hundred-and-seventy-fifth anniversary of the 1848 Revolution. It was this revolution, after all, that led to the creation of the first national parliament and thus represented, in a way, the birth o ...

The Role of Multinationals in Lifting the GMO Ban in Kenya

The Role of Multinationals in Lifting the GMO Ban in Kenya

By Mercy Ambani* The Horn of Africa is experiencing its worst drought in four decades. Kenya’s National Drought Management Authority estimates that 4.35 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Climate change has seen the country graduate from facing drought every seven years to the weather becoming unpredictable thus affecting food production in the country. In October 2022, a decade later, Kenya ...

MIKATABA YA UWEKEZAJI KATI YA NCHI MBILI (MIUMBI) NA ATHARI ZAKE KWA TANZANIA

MIKATABA YA UWEKEZAJI KATI YA NCHI MBILI (MIUMBI) NA ATHARI ZAKE KWA TANZANIA

Kitabu hiki kinatoa uchambuzi wa siasa-uchumi kuhusu MIUMBI na athari zake kwa nchi ya dunia ya tatu kama Tanzania. Waandishi wametumia lugha rahisi ambayo msomaji yeyote anaweza kuielewa hata kama ni mara ya kwanza kusikia kuhusu MIUMBI. Ni jambo la kutia faraja kuwa kitabu hiki kimeandikwa kwa lugha yetu wenyewe. Msomaji atapata mifano dhahiri kuhusu mambo yaliyojiri kihistoria hadi kufikia nchi kuanza kuwekeana mi ...

Drought Situation in Kenya 2022: The Case of Narok County

Drought Situation in Kenya 2022: The Case of Narok County

Narok is one of the 21 Counties categorized as Arid and Semi-Arid (ASALs) in Kenya. The county lies in the Great Rift Valley, home to a few major rivers, arid and rugged landscapes, and volcanic landforms with areas of prominent geothermal activities. The County covers an area of 17,933.1 Km2. with a population of 1,157,873 (KNBS, 2019). Narok County is endowed with diverse natural resources and a rich Maasai cult ...

Overview of Kenya's Political Situation: 2022 Elections

Overview of Kenya’s Political Situation: 2022 Elections

Kenya is set to hold a general election on 9 August 2022 and at all levels of the political spectrum, there is intense activity with various political factions butting for their political future. In this paper, Kimaren Riamit gives an overview of Kenya’s political situation with specific focus on the country’s 2022 general election with references to historical events, contemporary challenges and the future trajector ...

ALTERNATIVE NARRATIVE’S ON MAGUFULI’S LEGACY; A REMINDER THAT WE OWE HIS SPIRIT AN APOLOGY

ALTERNATIVE NARRATIVE’S ON MAGUFULI’S LEGACY; A REMINDER THAT WE OWE HIS SPIRIT AN APOLOGY

AUTHOR: Christine Mfanga* March 17th 2021 will always be remembered by the Tanzanians for having gone with their beloved president, the late John Joseph Pombe Magufuli.  The beloved part was for the poor majority though, and not the middle class elites and their western masters. It’s a year now since his transition and his legacy has also remained contested between the two sides, it’s either the narrativ ...

“Europe in listening mode”

“Europe in listening mode”

A new benchmark for success: making trade and investment contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 The European Parliament`s Committee on International Trade (INTA) will prepare its first draft position for the European Parliament on the future trade relations between the EU and Africa. The report of the European Parliament, which together with the results of the EU-Africa Summit ...

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