Archive | September, 2011

KENYA FORUM SEPTEMBER REVIEW:

KENYA FORUM SEPTEMBER REVIEW:

ZAMBIA’S ELECTION – WANGARI MAATHAI – WOMEN IN KENYAN POLITICS – MOMBASA SHARK ATTACK – FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION – MARRIAGE AND SEX IN KENYA – LYNCHINGS IN KENYA – SINAI FIRE DISASTER – THE KHRC REPORT – THE MURDER OF DR ROBERT OUKO – TROON, KILIKU AND AKIWUMI REPORTS In a new development the Forum […]

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Zambia’s new President Michael Sata, the “King Cobra

ZAMBIA’S ELECTION OF “KING COBRA” AND SOME LESSONS FOR KENYA

It was only ten days ago that The Standard published an article about the Zambian elections under the headline, ‘President Banda flies high in campaigns for re-election’, that had first appeared in South African newspaper’s Mail & Guardian online edition. Banda’s campaign was ‘modern’, ‘well resourced’ and ‘slickly executed’, wrote the author Sean Christie and […]

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Wangari Maathai

WANGARI MAATHAI: AN INSPIRATIONAL WOMAN AND CAMPAIGNER

Along with millions of Kenyans and indeed many millions more people worldwide, the Forum heard the tragic news early this morning that the Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai, died last night in Nairobi Hospital. She was 71 years old and had been undergoing treatment for cancer. Wangari Maathai is best known as an […]

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HAMMARSKJOLD, THE HAGUE AND THE ELVIS FACTOR

Tales of intrigue, murder and mystery, we just love them. Just mix in a few claims and counter-claims, a surprise witness or two, some overheard conversations and minutes of secret meetings, dose with a generous amount of money changing hands, add a drop or two of espionage and don’t forget a splash of Machiavellian machinations […]

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MAY THE BEST WOMAN WIN?

The ‘empowerment’ of women, that is, increasing the spiritual, political, social or economic strength of women, is today increasingly advocated worldwide as societies develop in which women and men enjoy equal opportunities in all spheres of life. General observations suggest, and research has proved, that empowering women is not just a moral issue but a […]

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