Category Archives: Kenya

Kenya: the next 12 months…

Editor: Nic Cheeseman

In his regular column for the Daily Nation our co-editor, Nic Cheeseman, looks into the political crystal ball and lays out his predictions for Kenya’s political and economic future. 

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Understanding the politics and process of decentralisation in Kenya

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Decentralisation has been a hot topic in studies of democratisation and development in recent years. The devolution process in Kenya, however, has received relatively little academic attention to date. In this post, Dominic Burbidge pulls together some of the emerging research on this important issue.  Dominic is a Departmental Lecturer in African Studies at the University […]

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Lucy Lowe on the politics of (im)mobility

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The Bigger Picture Project at the University of Edinburgh has teamed up with Democracy in Africa to bring you videos from academics as well as practitioners in international development and humanitarianism. In this post, Lucy Lowe draws on her research to explore health and mobility amongst Somali migrants in Nairobi.  

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Why Kenya needs more MPs like Jean-Marie Seroney

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As part of our Twelve Days of Analysis, our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman looks at the life, times, and inspiration of Kenyan MP Jean-Marie Seroney. 

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Somali Refugees and the Future of Human Rights

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Lucy Lowe fills our Fourth Day of Analysis with a blog for our ‘Politics of  (im)Mobility Series’. She explores the position of Somali refugees in Kenya, and argues that we need to return to the spirit of the refugee regime erected at the end of World War II, which was intended to protect rather than […]

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Mass graves controversy highlight weakness of anti-terror strategy

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As part of our Twelve Days of Analysis, our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman and Ken Opalo explore the case of Isnina Musa Sheikh in Kenya, highlighting the urgent need for investigation and justice. Ken Opalo is an Assistant Professor of African Development at Georgetown University.

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The Politics of Participation

Editor: Nic Cheeseman

Participation is now a constitutional necessity in Kenya, but how should the government approach this new inclusivity? Nic Cheeseman explore the issue, as part of his regular column for the Daily Nation. 

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Is devolution in Kenya sustainable?

Editor: Nic Cheeseman

Decentralisation has been a hot topic in Kenya for years, but are we asking the important questions? In his regular column for the Daily Nation, our Co-Editor Nic Cheeseman investigates.

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Power, peace, and space in Africa

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Franzisca Zanker tell us about her work with Claudia Simons and Andreas Mehler, which focuses on the local dimensions of power-sharing in Africa. A fuller account of this research is available in African Affairs.

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President Kenyatta’s Anti-Corruption Drive Falters

Editor: Nic Cheeseman

Nic Cheeseman updates us on recent developments in Kenya, which have left commentators pessimistic about Kenyatta’s early push to eliminate corruption.

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