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Kenya’s History of Election Violence Is Threatening to Repeat Itself

ANALYSIS   In the last few weeks Kenya has seen an increase in intra-party political violence following the start of its political party primaries that began on April 13th and are scheduled to run for two weeks. The primaries are “mini-polls” held by political parties to choose which candidates will vie for seats in the […]

ANALYSIS: What Say Do Women Have in Kenya’s Peace and Security?

ANALYSIS: What Say Do Women Have in Kenya’s Peace and Security?

In March, Kenya became one of 60 countries to have developed an action plan to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325), on women, peace and security. Besides the principles of the 2010 Constitution, the action plan – like the resolution – focuses on four pillars, namely prevention; protection; participation […]

Old Rivals, New Threats: Zimbabwe’s Politicians Ready Themselves For Mugabe’s Death

Old Rivals, New Threats: Zimbabwe’s Politicians Ready Themselves For Mugabe’s Death

To the casual observer, nothing much seems to have happened in Zimbabwe in recent years: Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state, remains president and Zanu-PF is still the ruling party more than 35 years after it took power. But there has, in fact, been a tectonic shift. Like Zimbabwean society itself the opposition […]

Hillary Clinton Responds to Bernie Sanders’ Remark That She’s “Condescending” to Young People

Hillary Clinton Responds to Bernie Sanders’ Remark That She’s “Condescending” to Young People

While on the campaign trail in Las Vegas, a young girl asked Hillary Clinton, “If you’re elected the girl president, will you be paid the same as the boy president?’” Said Clinton, “Well, I think so.” The Democratic front-runner told this story to a crowd gathered for a round-table discussion on equal pay sponsored by employer review company Glassdoor on […]