Uhuru Kenyatta uses old Moi tricks to win votes

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Joe Khamisi

It is grindingly dizzying to see what Uhuru Kenyatta is doing months prior to the general elections.

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No room for a buffoon for the Nairobi Governor position


Joe Khamisi

Nairobi is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. It is vibrant, scintillating, and extremely pleasant, environmentally and socially. It has a large pool of ethnic restaurants, a robust night life, and a friendly atmosphere not found in many metropolitan capitals.

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Slum violence inspires Kenyans to tackle huge housing shortage

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Katy Migiro

Recently married with a one-year-old child, Joan Moraa Mbogo dreams of escaping Kenya’s noisy, dirty, crime-ridden capital and buying a home close to her mother’s newly-built apartment overlooking the Lukenya Hills.

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The world’s slum situation


Adisa Amanor Wilks

A focus on Kangemi: The slum that touched Pope Francis’ heart

Never before in history has our world seen such rapid urbanisation. Over the last two decades there has been a demographic shift. More and more people are now living in urban areas, according to the UN. Many of these are resorting to slum dwelling due to lack of housing and proper urban planning.

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Open letter to Sibuor, descendant of Kenyan soil!




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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Discussing ‘Peace and Security Co-operation’ in Central Africa




Anant Mishra

International Geography

The United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) comprises of ten countries: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe. Each of these sovereign nations is also part of the Economic Community for Central African States (ECCAS).

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Nobody’s Children By Hana Hindráková: A Review


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Valda Organ

Kenya is a country of extreme contrasts: a culturally vibrant land always on the brink of social/political tumult. However, to many western people Africa itself is still shrouded in mystique, a sort of wild place that can never be tamed or fully understood by white culture.

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