Amina’s defeat a personal blow to Uhuru Kenyatta

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Joe Khamisi

Two significant events occurred this week in the eastern African region that stewed emotions and anger of Kenyans in equal measure.

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Interview with Anant Mishra

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Michael Organ interviews Anant Mishra, human rights and political commentator, prolific author and former youth representative to the United Nations.

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Kenya announce plan to close down two refugee camps

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Dukhan Jundit

The Government of the Republic of Kenya has moved to close down soon the Kakuma and Dadaab refugees camps.

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Inside Boko Haram: An Era of Extremism and Regional Instability

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Anant Mishra

Introduction

Nigeria has a history of Islamist sects within its borders. Not all have been violent movements, some existing peacefully in parallel with the state. And not all of Nigeria’s violent sects are Islamist; one such is the Ombatse cult, which clashed with security forces in Nasarawa state in May 2013.

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Open letter to Sibuor, descendant of Kenyan soil!

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Judy Amunga-Ndibo

Mheshimiwa, Jakom, Jatelo, Sibuor!

All these names in our national Kiswahili language and your native Dholuo tribe simply mean that you are great! No ordinary man! No mere mortal! Bulls are being slaughtered in your honour! A brew has been made in your honour! Government budgets are being broken to meet your visit. 10,000 Kenyan security men have been deployed to secure you. Roads are to be closed! Airspace is being sealed! A country has come to a standstill quite literally!

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Ugandan rebel group leader Jamil Mukulu arrested in Tanzania

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Sylvain Muyali

Jamil Mukulu, head of the Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF / NALU) rebel group, has been arrested in the locality of Kagezi, situated on the border between the Republic of Kenya and Tanzania.

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