A few thoughts about ethnic polarization in Kenya as we wait on the ICC

I want to touch here briefly on what I have seen and heard in regard to ethnic "issues"--prejudice, discrimination, suspicion, solidarity, hate speech, and such--in Kenya. An important thing for outsiders to realize is how complex, and deliberately obscured, these…

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Africa Bureau under Frazer coordinated “recharacterization” of 2007 Kenya Exit Poll showing Odinga win (New Documents–FOIA Series No. 12)

Over the weekend I finally received the first documents from the State Department's Africa Bureau from my September 2009 Freedom of Information Act request for State Department documents about the 2007 Exit Poll for the Kenyan Elections. This is the…

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Freedom of Information Series (Part Eleven): Better to Learn More Lessons from Kenya’s Last Election After the Next One?

Back last May I had checked in with the State Department's Freedom of Information Office about the status of outstanding documents from my 2009 FOIA requests regarding the 2007 Kenya elections. At that time the FOIA Office wrote me that…

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