Kenya’s Debt-laden Railroad Blues falls off the playlist as brutal suicide attack hits Nairobi and AP photo on NYTimes online hits raw nerves

Twenty-and-a-half years after the al-Queda bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, a small team of gunmen and a bomber hit a hotel and office complex in Westlands, reminiscent of the 2013 Westgate Mall attack. With the "known missing" fully…

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Who would have the outrageous moral audacity to go to court to question 4100 votes out of 12M rather than defer to “crimes against humanity” suspects?

A simple question of what Kenyans chose to expect of and hope for themselves really, for them to answer. Everyone is tired, no question. Most Kenyans are poor, and the breakdown of the IEBC process caused loss in the economy…

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Kenyan Election Violence: why would anyone expect the Kenyan Police to play a positive role in March 2013?

(As an aside, here is a headline to pause over from the Daily Nation:  "Sudan's Islamists need new blood: vice president".) On Kenya's police, Jeffrey Gettleman has an outstanding story in the New York Times: "Police Killing in Kenya Deepens Aura of…

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