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 ...

Premiere Mainland, Vuta N’kuvute; Mlimani City, Century Cinemax

Premiere Mainland, Vuta N’kuvute; Mlimani City, Century Cinemax

Vuta N’Kuvute (Tug of War) based on Adam Shafi’s award-winning Swahili novel, is a coming-of-age political drama about love and resistance set in the final years of British colonial Zanzibar. The film weaves through 1950s coastal culture across the divides of class and racial segregation that were imposed by the colonial regime. Denge, a frustrated and rebellious Zanzibari young man who is part of the freedom struggl ...

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 ...

Das Kapital in Kiswahili

Das Kapital in Kiswahili

Joachim Mwami on translating Marx — and Marxism — into the vocabulary of East Africa AUTHORS Joachim Mwami, Loren Balhorn Few books have had as great of an impact on how people think about — and seek to change — society as Karl Marx’s Capital. First published in German in 1867, a Russian translation of his magnum opus subsequently appeared in 1872, followed by a significantly reworked French edition in 1 ...

An Anti-Colonial “In the Mood for Love”

An Anti-Colonial “In the Mood for Love”

AUTHORS Amil Shivji, Hildegard Kiel The African film industry is small, chronically underfunded, and most of its productions remain limited to the domestic market. Only rarely do African films make it onto the international film circuit, and even less often do they win critical acclaim from abroad, making their occasional success all the more remarkable. Amil Shivji was born in Tanzania and is a lecturer at ...

Tanzanian feature film Vuta N’Kuvute to premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

Tanzanian feature film Vuta N’Kuvute to premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

Kijiweni Productions, an RLS partner in Tanzania, is very happy to finally announce that their Tanzanian feature film, Vuta N’Kuvute (Tug of War), an adaptation of Adam Shafi’s 1950s romantic political drama set in Zanzibar, will have its world premiere in September this year (2021) at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). This is the first time a Tanzanian feature film will play at the festival ...

CONFRONT NEOLIBERALISM WITH FEMINIST CLIMATE JUSTICE APPROACHES TO END THE CLIMATE CRISIS

CONFRONT NEOLIBERALISM WITH FEMINIST CLIMATE JUSTICE APPROACHES TO END THE CLIMATE CRISIS

By SUSAN NAKACWA and FAITH LUMONYA As people around the world recognised and celebrated World Environment Day 2021 we wondered why efforts to address the climate crisis are not yielding any major victories. We believe that the missing link in ongoing climate actions is the non-recognition that climate change is a social issue. Climate action must be linked to the social justice struggle and center those ...

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