Tag Archives: Kenya

Food Security Under Threat in Kenya

Population growth and low agricultural productivity are deepening Kenya’s dependence on food imports.

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The Error of Fighting Terror with Terror

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) says preliminary evidence suggests that more than 100 people have been ‘disappeared’, several killed and scores of others tortured in an ongoing operation by government security agencies.

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Renaissance or Mirage: Can Africa Sustain its Growth?

How realistic are expectations about Africa’s economic prospects? There are several reasons why we should be both optimistic and cautious about the continent's future economic performance.

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Ethiopia’s Stellar Growth

Over the last decade, Ethiopia has emerged as one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa. Even though “double-digit” growth has become something of an official mantra, independent appraisals still put it at over 10 percent from 2003-13, double the sub-Saharan average. Growth is driven by a determined government policy of creating the conditions for development, notably through a massive level of infrastructural investment.

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The Roots of Radicalism in Kenya

The Kenyan government’s response to terrorism may have made the problem worse, says one researcher. The government, says the researcher, needs to create political space to permit expression of political frustrations and interests other than through the use of violence.

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The South-Africanization of Nigeria

Nigerians are so overwhelmed by the inadequacies of Nigeria; we easily ignore its strengths.  I am not talking here about Nigeria’s potentials; I am talking about Nigeria’s current actual status in the world economy.  I am talking about Nigeria as a country with the biggest consumer market in Africa.  Just think about it: the entire economy of Kenya is only …

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Holy Idiots And Jihadi Vultures Tarnishing Islam

  Whether the myriad Islamic extremist groups are the creation of the world’s most astute intelligence groups or whether they are the products of a warped interpretation of Islam, once again we have been reminded that it is high time that we dealt with them sternly and decisively before they slaughter more innocent people. The Nairobi (Kenya) mall terror this …

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