Kenyatta’s Election Victory and the Rotten Face in Steven Spielberg’s Movie

Mar
19
Patrick Gathara

At high school we watched the screening of Steven Spielberg’s Poltergeist.  In the Movie a family lives in a house erected on a graveyard without knowing it. This did not go down well with the spirits of the dead, who made their displeasure known by slowly torturing the family to madness.

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Kenyan Election 2013! Was it a Triumph of Democracy? Or was Democracy on Trial?

Mar
19
Okot Nyormoi

The previous Kenyan election had been marred by ugly scenes of wide spread post electoral violence. This time around as Kenyans again went into election gear, the whole world held its breath. By the end of the day when without a sign of violence it was all over, you could almost hear the collective global sigh of relief. To that extent the 2013 election was a success.

 

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War Crimes Court Crawls Towards a Close in Phnom Penh

Mar
19
Jonathan Power

At the first war crimes tribunal at Nuremberg at the end of World War II a total of 23 accused stood at the dock. The trial lasted 13 months. By comparison there only 5 accused stood at the dock at the Pennon Pen trial. Yet the proceedings have now lasted 7 years and still running.

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All Music is Holy: Miriam Makeba, Empress of Songs, as Seen in the Malaika

Feb
01
John Otim

Whenever and wherever in the world Miriam Makeba took to the stage in performance of the one and only Malaika, the African love song, she first made famous and then help drive to the top of the charts, to become one of the most loved of all love songs, nothing so becomes this delicate and charming Empress of Songs.

 

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Once and Future Wonderland of the World

Feb
01
John Otim

If there were an African country in which the leader was so imbued so fired with dreams and plans for a better tomorrow for his under developed land and his impoverished people, that country was Tanzania. If there were a country in which grand and sincere dreams for a better future in the end went terribly wrong and caused untold sufferings for millions. That country is Tanzania. If the saying, bad things can happen to good people could apply to a whole country. That country is Tanzania.

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Slowly Emerging Tanzanian Success Story

Feb
01
Jonathan Power

Something is happening in Africa; particularly in one corner, to the mid south east of the vast continent. It is noteworthy that the ongoing world economic crisis, particularly in Europe, has had little negative impact on most African economies. Instead African countries have been able to take advantage of the strong foundations they built in the years leading up to the present crisis

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Why India Rapes

Feb
01
Anonymous

Sadly, it's for the same reasons that India bribes, honks unnecessarily, drives drunk and over speeds, why it pushes and pulls and can't form a line, why it spits and urinates where it wants and why it insists on scratching its balls before dishing out food with the same hands.

 

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London Notes: Rape is Everywhere

Feb
01
Ramnik Shah

While reverberations of the rape atrocity that occurred in the center of New Delhi last December continue to be felt across the world, it is worth noting that shorn of all emotion what happened was that a young woman was brutally gang-raped and severely injured, as was also her boyfriend who was with her at the time. She died a painful death a few days later.

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