Primacy of the law has been asserted in Kenya – but the aftermath is unpredictable

7th September 2017 Online Editor 0

On Friday 1 September, Kenya’s Supreme Court delivered a surprise. Against the expectations of many, the court ruled – in a 4:2 majority verdict – […]

‘It’s Hard to Remove a Seating African President’

17th August 2017 Online Editor 0

Another election, another win, another loss, another dispute, another positive endorsement by the ‘international observer teams,’ and another litany of condemnation by locals for a […]

Encountering the promised land: Rastafari in Ethiopia and Shashamane

15th August 2017 Online Editor 0

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie would have been 125 this year. Perhaps coincidentally — and indeed meaningfully for Rastafari repatriates in Ethiopia — the government just […]

Meet Kenya’s Ex-Pig Farmer Turned Politician, the Only Person to Turn Up for TV debate

19th July 2017 Online Editor 0

With less than a month before Kenya’s anticipated general election, the stage was prepared for a six-person debate at a Nairobi university on Monday. But […]

China is training Africa’s next generation of transport and aviation experts

19th July 2017 Online Editor 0

China is moving beyond building Africa’s roads, railways and ports to investing in the continent’s transportation and aviation industries as a whole. Plans to build […]