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Kenya at a Crossroad: Can the Country Learn From President Obama's Visit And The Trajectory of His Life?

Washington Osiro | Posted 07.28.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

Overlooked in the frenzied excitement over President Obama's visit to his father's birthplace is the inconvenient reality: That long after the sheen from hosting the world's most powerful man is gone, Kenyans will return to the hustle and bustle of their daily lives in a society facing a fork in the road towards its future.

Obama Speaks Out For LGBT Rights In Kenya

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 07.25.2015 | Politics

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Kenya's President Calls Gay Rights A Nonissue During Obama Visit

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.27.2015 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — 5:20 p.m. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says gay rights are a "nonissue" in Kenya and that the issue is not...

As Obama Visits His Father's Home, Kenya and the U.S. Must Look to the Future

Uhuru Kenyatta | Posted 07.24.2015 | World
Uhuru Kenyatta

NAIROBI -- Much remains to be done to secure the world from poverty, terrorism and fanaticism and environmental degradation. The United States is an important global actor in seeking, resourcing and implementing the solutions, and Kenya recognizes its role and responsibilities. Kenya warmly welcomes President Obama on this historic visit. I look forward to engaging him on all these matters and to raising the friendship between our nations to new levels of cooperation and goodwill.

The Impact of Politicization of Kenya's Security Agencies: Repeat Attacks, Loss of Lives and a Shattered Sense of Normalcy

Washington Osiro | Posted 07.13.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

In a piece titled "The best law is the one you can trust your enemy with when he takes over" Godwin Murunga, in a bit of revisionism asserts that only after Mzee Jomo Kenyatta died did Kenyans realize that presidential power was not concentrated in the president - the man - but in the presidency - the institution.

POTUS Barack Obama Set to Visit Kenya - His Father's Homeland

Washington Osiro | Posted 07.01.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

Another incontrovertible fact is that American President Barack Obama has Luo blood flowing in his veins. This fact is as much a thorn on the sides of those who hold onto tribal allegiance as it is a source of pride for those who've felt shut out of the spoils of Kenya's independence i.e. "matunda ya uhuru."

Counterpoint To President Uhuru Kenyatta's Claims: Learning From ICC's Treatment of Africans

Washington Osiro | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta's recent claim that "....there are lessons to be learnt from the way the court treats Africans....." is an interesting take from someone who, with all due respect, is the poster child for the impunity and abuse of power that made African leaders the target of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Accepting and Moving On in Post-racial and Post-tribal Societies

Washington Osiro | Posted 06.02.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

Without absolving or equivocating on America's hypocrisy on matters of race, racism and abuse of civil rights, it is ironic and equally hypocritical that Africans, who have little compunction about hacking one another to death because of differences, physical or perceived, are some of the loudest decriers of racism and bigotry in America.

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 06.17.2015 | 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...