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Kenya’s digital election, analogue politics – lessons from Rwanda

  Kenya’s digital election, analogue politics   We had two contentious elections that turned out to be quite ordinary, the Western media came baying for blood in Kenya, hoping for a repeat of the 2007 violence. They were sorely disappointed … Continue reading

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In Defence of African Democracy

    Africans are waking up One of the first things this modern media age teaches you, is to be self-conscious, but often in a conceited way. Africans are reading and consuming Western media but they don’t often like how … Continue reading

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Democracy is the road, not the car

Climate of fear and other clichés https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-06/climate-of-fear-engulfs-rwanda-s-upcoming-election-amnesty-says It is election season in Rwanda, cue the clichéd headlines, it’s almost like you can guess them before they even go to print. I got a contact from an old friend who is … Continue reading

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Njaaanaury Blues and Freakonomics

  I write this on the 74th day of January, the hunger is real, the thirst is real, just like this January drought hits us every time. One of my favourite books is called Freakonomics – it opened up a … Continue reading

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The Obama Legacy

The Obama Legacy I will never forget the day Obama won, I stayed up all night at Carwash drinking soda and stressing alongside my Kenyan friends. It was the longest game I ever watched, some 12 hours the game played … Continue reading

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Affordable housing is possible if you explore options

Getting on the housing ladder is easier than you think One of the biggest obstacles to middle-class growth is the high cost of getting a loan to buy a house. We expect to walk into a bank and sign our … Continue reading

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Forcing Businesses out of homes is a non-starter in an election year

Build it wrong and they won’t come pt1   When we started our road to development, we just wanted progress, however small or fleeting. Every new building coming up in town was an object of pride to us. It is … Continue reading

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