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Edwin Okong'o
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Edwin Okong’o is not your stereotypical African. He is an award-winning, journalist, memoirist, humorist, and satirist. He is the producer and co-host of Africa Mix, Visit his blog The African Witness.

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U.S. Should Give Tax Breaks to Immigrants Who Send Money Home

(46) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 4:43 PM

Every year, during tax season, I'm tempted to state in my return form that I have close to 10 dependents. But I don't, because most of my dependents live in Kenya, my country of birth, making them ineligible to be claimed.

The list of my dependents started in 1995 with...

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Kenya: Why a President Kenyatta May Never Stand Trial for Crimes Against Humanity

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 3:47 PM

Since Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of Kenya's presidential election, political analysts have tried hard to make us believe that the United States and Britain are worried. Kenya is the staunchest and most docile proxy of the two countries' regional war on terror, so it makes sense to think...

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Kenyan President Deserves Praise for Rejecting Hefty Bonuses for MPs

(1) Comments | Posted January 15, 2013 | 10:21 AM

By vetoing a bill that would have increased retirement bonuses for Kenyan lawmakers, President Mwai Kibaki may have redeemed himself and paved way for Kenyans to forgive him for his role in the 2007 post-election violence.

The violence began after the head of the Electoral Commission of Kenya declared...

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Blame Legal Immigrants Like Me for Taking Your American Jobs

(236) Comments | Posted June 18, 2012 | 6:05 PM

I am probably the only immigrant willing to admit that we are to blame for America's high unemployment. But it is not undocumented immigrants like the ones whose children President Barack Obama said he's not going to deport who are taking your jobs away. Believe me, you don't want the...

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