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Somalia’s anarchy spreads

Samuel M. Makinda | 24 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Kenya, Somalia, terrorism
The Westgate mall attack threatens the security of the whole world, not just East Africa.

Mandate of the People

Tom Odhiambo | 01 February 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, entrepreneurship, Kenya, politics, poverty
Politics can be dirty, but it will be cleaner if decent people get involved.

Meet my heroine

Eric Kathenya | 01 February 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: books, heroes, Kenya

Kenya shaping up to reap a demographic dividend

Seamus Grimes | 27 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: corruption, demographic dividend, Kenya
But violence born of poverty and ethnic rivalries demand that leaders look beyond their own political agendas.

The battle of the sexes in Kenya

Carolyn Moynihan | 31 July 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Kenya, marriage, modesty
A survey asks Kenyan men and women what annoys them most about one another. Their responses are revealing.

Can Kenya’s invasion of Somalia be justified?

| 26 October 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Africa, just war, Kenya, Somalia
There is a long history behind Kenya’s recent incursion into the territory of its northern neighbour.

Judge appointments spark gay rights debate in Kenya

Martyn Drakard | 06 June 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: homosexuality, Kenya, same-sex marriage
Will gay law reform be on the agenda if two controversial nominees interpret the country's new constitution?

Kenyans divided over new constitution

Martyn Drakard | 08 April 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Kenya
More strife, not less, is likely if Kenyans approve a constitution which allows abortion.

Kenya’s World Cup farce

Joseph Magiri | 11 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Kenya, soccer, World Cup
Soccer fever has gripped Kenya in the lead-up to the World Cup in South Africa next year.

A voice of conscience in the Kenyan media

Martyn Drakard | 19 July 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: conscience, Kenya
Leading journalist Chaacha Mwita discusses the challenge of achieving citizen power in Kenya. 

Fighting AIDS by bolstering African families

Margaret Ogola | 26 August 2005 | FEATURES |  
tags: Africa, AIDS, Kenya
Strengthening the family is the answer to many of Africa's ailments, says Kenyan paediatrician, mother and award-winning novelist Margaret Ogola.

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