What Odinga’s election pullout means for Kenya’s turbulent democracy

The leader of Kenya’s opposition coalition, Raila Odinga, has withdrawnfrom the repeat presidential election ordered by the country’s Supreme Court. Only two candidates were scheduled to compete in the upcoming poll, the other being the incumbent president, Uhuru Kenyatta. A day after Odinga’s withdrawal, the Kenyan High Court ruled More...

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A U.S. military Shadow drone used for surveillance and reconnaissance is pictured in flight. U.S. officials are in the process of expanding regulations to allow the use of non-military drones in civilian airspace, but some lawmakers are warning that not enough attention is being paid to security and privacy implications of such a move. (Handout/ AAI Corporation/Reuters)
By MGoth On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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USA turns Somalia again into Somalistan

A U.S. military Shadow drone used for surveillance and reconnaissance is pictured in flight. U.S. officials are in the process of expanding regulations to allow the use of non-military drones in civilian airspace, More...

Somalia conflict and famine: the causes are bad governance, not climate change
By MGoth On Thursday, October 5th, 2017
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Somalia conflict and famine: the causes are bad governance, not climate change

Somalia conflict and famine: the causes are bad governance, not climate change The link between climate change and violent conflict is a complex one. In specific circumstances changing weather patterns may lead More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
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Zimbabwe arrests NewsDay journalist over story on first lady’s underwear donation

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe addresses party supporters in Gweru, Zimbabwe, on September 1. Police detained a journalist, Kenneth Nyangani, for reporting that Mugabe allegedly donated used underwear and women’s More...

By MGoth On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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Ethiopia & Eritrea: What will it take to break the deadlock?

The stalemate along the Ethiopian-Eritrean border benefits almost no-one. Two armies stare at each other across the 1,000 kilometre border – as they have done since June 2000, when the fighting ended. Every so More...

By MGoth On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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Africa’s democracy outgrows foreign preaching

Kenyan polls is the first time that an African court invalidated the vote won by a sitting president based on the merits of the constitution and election law By Bashir Goth For as long as anyone can remember, it More...

By MGoth On Friday, September 8th, 2017
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Somaliland:VC4A Startup Academy: Learning resource for Africa’s rockstar entrepreneurs

The VC4Africa Startup Academy is designed to empower founders to take their business to the next level AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, September 8, 2017-The VC4A Startup Academy(https://VC4A.com/academy) is offering More...

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga reacts after the Supreme Court declares the election invalid. Baz Ratner/Reuters
By MGoth On Friday, September 8th, 2017
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Kenya’s Supreme Court ruling and what it means for the country

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga reacts after the Supreme Court declares the election invalid. Baz Ratner/Reuters Kenya’s Chief Justice David Maraga was widely expected to dismiss the election petition filed More...

By MGoth On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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24TH MEETING OF THE MILITARY OPERATIONS COORDINATION COMMITTEE (MOCC)

Addis Ababa,6 September 2017. The Military Operations Coordination Committee (MOCC) for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) held its 24th Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 5 September 2017, hosted by More...

Port workers secure berthing ropes belonging to a container ship as it prepares to dock at the port of San Pedro, Ivory Coast. Luc Gnago/Reuters
By MGoth On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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African states don’t prioritise maritime security – here’s why they should

Port workers secure berthing ropes belonging to a container ship as it prepares to dock at the port of San Pedro, Ivory Coast. Luc Gnago/Reuters By Dirk Siebels Piracy off the African coastline has been a headline More...