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Exclusive: Transcript of Head to Head with Odinga


Democracy in Africa’s very own Nic Cheeseman was part of the panel that interviewed the former Kenyan Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, for Al Jazeera’s flagship political discussion programme, ‘Head to Head’, at the Oxford Union on 15 April 2016.  Mr Odinga, currently the country’s most high profile opposition leader, was Prime Minister under the power sharing […]

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What the Nigerian presidential election has to teach us about African politics

Nic Cheeseman

Taking a comparative perspective, Co-editor Nic Cheeseman asks what lessons the Nigerian presidential election has for politicians in Kenya, and beyond. A strong opposition coalition, a weak government, an independent electoral commission and a large margin of victory are crucial, he argues, if elections are to facilitate a turn-over of power.

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ICC Charge 4 of 6 Kenyan Suspects

A pre-trial chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced that only four of the six Kenyans suspected of involvement in the violence which followed the 2007 elecitons will be charged with crimes against humanity. The four suspects to be charged are: Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, Head of the Public Service Francis Kirimi Muthaura, […]

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