Politics

Wed,12Dec2018

Politics

'No one has come to help me': The unheard anger in Kenya's slums

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While politicians play out high-level chess moves Nairobi’s poor struggle  to heal the wounds of 2007 and 2017 election violence. Amid police crackdowns, a stifled media and a judiciary who ignores them, where will the rage find its outlet? 

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'Boko Haram have branded us as infidels': Nigeria's struggle to rebuild communities torn apart by terrorism

 

Afolabi Sotunde/ReutersThe Borno State governor talks to The Africa Report  about fostering tolerance, rebuilding communities and why he is focusing on the next generation of young people

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Liberia: Where there’s a will…

 

18926.HRAfter losing out in the 2005 and 2012 elections, former footballer George Weah is now president, and shaking up politics with his young support base and big promises

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The next revolutionary movement is sweeping across Southern Africa

 

WIKUS DE WET/AFPThe ruling liberation movements of the Southern African region have stark choices in this confluence of historic moments: reform governance and  fight corruption, or risk losing power and provoking the ire of a new generation of activists

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Opinion: No man is an island

 

Patrick Smith, editor-in-chief of The Africa Report, shares his thoughts on nurturing Africa's creativity and innovation

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The ethnic rivalry that holds Kenya hostage

 

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Ten days before Kenya’s fresh presidential election on 26 October, a doctor took to Twitter to describe a harrowing ordeal. After a checkup, a patient asked for the doctor’s name and number so he could seek him out directly in future. When the doctor gave it to him, the patient asked: “You are one of those people?” The patient then spat on him and left. By “those people”, the patient was talking about the Luo.

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The resistance begins: Kenya's opposition marches on after last year's electoral boycott

 

Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAAfter Nasa’s boycott allowed President Uhura Kenyatta a landslide victory, Raila Odinga’s “national campaign of defiance” is emerging as a highly organised force

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