Somaliland’s new administration assessed five months in by the heads of the international election observation efforts

"Hope and Caution in Somaliland" by Steve Kibble and Michael Walls, in Pambazuka, suggests some positive developments from the Silanyo government but also significant work that has yet to get underway domestically. Diplomatic efforts seem to be positive in the…

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What does this “Brave New World” of information and communication, openness and secrecy, theft and exposure mean for the future of East Africa?

*Certainly there is much that is tremendously exciting and encouraging in what is going on with "ICT" in Kenya, especially. The exponential worldwide spread of the Ushahidi platform for voluntary citizen action in all sorts of areas--as Foreign Policy's recognized…

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Swamp Fever?

Kenya's Presidential Spokesman Dr. Alfred Mutua has expressed great umbrage at the Wikileaks disclosure that his government was referred to privately by U.S. diplomats as a "swamp of corruption". No indication that Dr. Mutua has offered to disclose Kenya's internal…

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