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Kenyatta Criticized the West in the Past, Now He Wants Their Help

Washington Osiro | Posted 05.28.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

Corruption in Kenya is now so pervasive that the president, who romped to victory by excoriating the hypocrisy of America and Britain finds himself turning to them for help.

Countering Violent Extremism -- Put Youth at the Center of the Narrative

Erik Solheim | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
Erik Solheim

Kenya is preparing to host a summit to counter violent extremism in June 2015. A timely and vital initiative by a country reeling from tragic terror attacks.

Counterpoint: Sir Richard Branson's 'Love' for Kenya

Washington Osiro | Posted 05.13.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

This "wonderful" Kenyan does not want you to support and enable, by your silence, leaders who are selfish and act with an impunity Kenya, the "beautiful country," has endured since her independence from your own Britain!

Somalis Become Victims of Al-Shabaab's Violence Twice Over

Hibaaq Osman | Posted 04.17.2015 | World
Hibaaq Osman

The attacks of Al-Shabaab have been portrayed as a fight between Kenyans and Somalis. Though perhaps politically convenient, characterising Al-Shabaab as a Somali problem that can be solved through actions that target the Somali population ignores the evidence.

Let's 'Make It Happen': No Woman Should Die Giving Life

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

As we commemorate International Women's Day, it is crucial to take stock of progress and outstanding challenges that confront women and girls and rededicate ourselves to making a difference in their lives.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Kenya Goes After Al Jazeera As Government Expands Powers

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.19.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Kenya's government is going after the global news network Al Jazeera for running a documentary that exposes widespread government-sponso...

Al Jazeera Urges Kenyan Government Not To Charge Journalists

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 02.09.2015 | Media

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The news network Al-Jazeera said Wednesday that it is deeply concerned by the Kenyan government's threats to bring charges aga...

International Criminal Court Drops Charges Against Kenyan President

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor dropped all "crimes against humanity" charges against Kenya's pres...

Kenya's President To Attend Court Hearing Over Crimes Against Humanity

AP | Posted 10.08.2014 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president says he will attend a status conference hearing at the International Criminal Court in The Hague this week ...

Now Small Farmers In East Africa Can Sell On The World Market

BiztechAfrica | Posted 07.09.2014 | World

Africa Exchange Holdings has introduced the East Africa Exchange (EAX) at the 6th Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. His...

Kenya, Corruption, and Terrorism

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Kenya is too important to fail. The government knows it, and so donor governments. So its dependence on foreign aid will also continue. Let us hope that Kenya does not become part of the African Confederation of Failed States.

Polygamy Is Now Legal In Kenya

AP | Posted 04.30.2014 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a bill that legalizes polygamous unions and opens the door for men to marr...

Another Hurdle for International Criminal Justice

Kip Hale | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Kip Hale

At the international level, if those who promote and organize atrocities on both side of a conflict are not subject to accountability, the message of impunity to the citizens of that country undermines the establishment of a peaceful and well-functioning society.

Are Heads of State the Real Victims in Africa?

Diana Jenkins | Posted 02.03.2014 | World
Diana Jenkins

All their outrage seems to be focused on the national and racial identities of the powerful men accused -- and none focused on the hideous crimes these men are accused of committing against powerless victims. Why aren't we hearing more voices in support of the African victims of these atrocities?

After Kenya Shooting, Volunteers 'Came Together As Kenyans'

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact

NAIROBI, Kenya -- The volunteers kept bringing food, boxes upon boxes of cookies and bottled water. After shoppers and workers were mowed down by al-Q...

Obama Phones Kenyan President After Mall Attack

AP | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has phoned Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to express the United States' condolences after a terrorist attack on ...

Kenya Leaves International Criminal Court

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and TOM ODULA | Posted 09.05.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenya's parliament on Thursday passed a motion to withdraw from the International Criminal Court just before the country's president...

Analogue to Digital: Alternative Banking by Kenya's Poor

Yen To | Posted 09.05.2013 | Impact
Yen To

Kibera sits at the margin of Nairobi, a concentrated sight line of rusted corrugated roofs and bustling heaps of humanity pressed up against the immac...

A Groove for Peaceful Democracy in Africa -- My Experiences From Kenya's 2013 Elections

Rocky Dawuni | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Rocky Dawuni

I was thankful to witness this collective courage of a country to take a bold step from its past experiences. It filled me with a sense of hope that Africa's march to democracy has entered a new phase.

Kenya Balancing Act: Human Rights, Civil Society, Neo-Colonialism, and Democracy

Daniel Ben-Horin | Posted 07.13.2013 | World
Daniel Ben-Horin

The drama plays out of whether or not Kenyatta and Ruto will appear in the Hague. The balance between repudiating colonialism and protecting human rights is infinitely tricky. We must get it right.

New Kenyan President Sworn In

AP | TOM ODULA and JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 06.09.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of Kenya's founding president, ascended to the country's top office Tuesday during a jubilant celebrati...

Uneasy Calm In Kenya After Court Ruling On Vote

AP | TOM ODULA and RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 03.31.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenyan police deployed forces Sunday in the capital and the lakeside city of Kisumu to contain the continuing threat of violence aft...

Winner Declared In Kenya's Election

AP | TOM ODULA | Posted 05.30.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya's Supreme Court on Saturday upheld the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as the country's next president and the loser accepted ...

Kenya's Message to the West

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Uhuru Kenyatta's disputed election to the presidency of Kenya earlier this month raises a host of questions regarding its legality, Kenyatta's indictment at the International Criminal Court (ICC), and whether Kenya will become isolated as a result.

The Kenyan Elections: Peace Happened

Susan Benesch | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Susan Benesch

Kenya still can't close the lid on its presidential election: challenger Raila Odinga petitioned the Supreme Court Saturday to invalidate the tally that showed him losing to Uhuru Kenyatta by some 800,000 votes.