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Charity Begins at Home.

Kenya should create a functional ambiance within the country as it starts to prepare to engage with the world. I was surprised when I learned about the stagnant economic growth in Kenya despite being the biggest economy in East Africa. … Continue reading

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Economic Relations between Kenya and China, 1963–2007.

This is the article I was talking about in class. It brings a very interesting and different perspective to the whole China debate. Also focuses on the history of China and Kenya relations, which is very important in understanding why … Continue reading

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KENYA AND CHINA

“The surging entry of China into African economies will continue to raise anxieties. As Albert Hirschman wrote, all epoch-making political and economic innovation tends to provoke fierce rhetoric on the damage that radical change is likely to do to the … Continue reading

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The “State Capture”- South Africa

This article discusses the current allegations facing President Jacob Zuma of South Africa on corruption. The article provides a report by “the former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, detailing a disturbing web of influence exerted over parts of the South African … Continue reading

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The danger of a “single” narrative and its effect on Congo.

Séverine Autesserre did a great job explaining the unintended consequences of three dominant narratives that were used to explain the war in Congo (Zaire). I believe that international actors should be extremely cautious before intervening in dire situations such as … Continue reading

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Kenya As A Victim of Alliances.

The forms of conflict that have manifested in Kenya have been either due to ethnic alliances or international alliances. Historically, Kenya has had ethnic clashes a few times due to incitement from politicians especially after elections such as the 2007 … Continue reading

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Kenya’s soaring unemployment.

I was trying to understand why other East African countries are ahead of Kenya in terms of growth rate, for instance, Kenya is at 5.6%, while Tanzania is at 6.7%, and I came across this article that explained the shocking … Continue reading

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Foreign Aid In Kenya Encourages Mediocrity.

Kenya receives bilateral aid through multilateral organizations such as USAID and DFID. The USAID claims that Kenya is “the largest, most diversified economy in East Africa, [thus] Kenya is a crucial economic partner for the U.S. in the region.” In … Continue reading

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Kenya’s Strategic Relationship with the United States.

International relations between any nations do not form naturally but are constantly designed for strategic reasons, so is the relationship between Kenya and the United States. Kenya’s relationship with the US has always been sturdy since its inception in 1963, … Continue reading

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Neo-patrimonialism in Kenya.

Kenya’s founding fathers laid a weak foundation for the country when they got the reins to run it. For instance, the first president of Kenya, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta ensured that those loyal to him would get positions of power while … Continue reading

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