Archive | October, 2012

THE MURDER OF SHEM ONYANGO IN KISUMU AND ITS AFTERMATH

The murder of businessman and local ODM chairman Mr Shem Onyango in Kisumu two days ago, the subsequent riots and deaths and the almost inevitable whirling into action of the rumour mill, are troubling on a number of levels. Shem Onyango was shot by unknown assailants at about 10 am on Monday as he was driving […]

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FILM AFRICA 2012

From 1-11 November Africa’s film lovers and lovers of African films might like to head to London for the ‘Film Africa 2012’, the UK’s largest annual festival of African cinema and culture, in fact about the largest festival of its type anywhere. Organised by the Royal African Society in association with London’s School of Oriental […]

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HURRICANE ‘SANDY’: COULD IT BLOW OBAMA OFF COURSE?

US ELECTIONS – LATEST Could hurricane Sandy, now building up strength off the east coast of the United States, be the “October surprise” that commentators and political pundits have been warning about? Could hurricane Sandy blow ‘Kenya’s son’ Barack Obama out of the White House? Or blow away Mitt Romney’s chances of becoming president? RAIN […]

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SHOOT-OUT IN MOMBASA: A STRANGE STORY WITH MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS

The story surrounding the shooting dead by Kenyan police of at least two Islamist ‘terrorism suspects’, Omar Faraj and Titus Nabiswa in Majengo, Mombasa, at the weekend, gives rise to more questions than answers. At present the police’s account of the incident does not add up. ARREST IN MARIAKANI The trail that led to the […]

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WOMEN IN POLITICS IN KENYA: HURDLES AND ‘GENDER PARITY’

Article by Winnie Kabintie More women in Kenya are preparing to vie for political power at the next election than at any time in the country’s history but they are still faced by challenges which in most cases hinder their progress. SOCIAL CULTURE A SETBACK FOR WOMEN Social culture has been perhaps the greatest setback […]

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Zimbabwe military press conference

Raila Odinga Speech at the CSIS Washington DC, USA

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