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Africa

Gendered Struggles for the Commons:
Food Sovereignty, Tree-Planting and Climate Change (2007)
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Feminism in the Mau Mau Resurgence:
the demands and actions of landless Kenyan women
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Why women are at war with Chevron:
Nigerian subsistence struggles against the international oil industry
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African Jubilee:
Mau Mau Resurgence and the Fight For Fertility in Kenya, 1986-2002
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Kenyan Elections

Analyses of Kenyan Cases at the International Criminal Court

Please read my article on recent  developments (Sept-Oct 2014) at the International Criminal Court in the crimes against humanity cases being tried against Kenya: ICC-reflection.pdf

Please also see my two previous articles about the ICC, from 2012 and 2010.

"Not Out of the Woods," published in January 2012 in the online version of the journal Canadian Dimension, tells of the International Criminal Court's confirmation of charges against three Kenyans, William Ruto, Joshua Sang and Uhuru Kenyatta. https://canadiandimension.com/articles/view/not-out-of-the-woods

"Seven Days in December" was also published in Canadian Dimension online, in December 2010, and reviews the beginnings of the ICC cases, when at first six suspects were named by Luis Moreno Ocampo.
https://canadiandimension.com/articles/view/seven-days-in-december

2013 Kenyan Elections


The 2013 Kenyan presidential election was decided in court, after second-place Raila Odinga took the results of the first round voting to court. The court upheld the win of Uhuru Kenyatta - President, William Ruto - Deputy President.

Challenges ahead for all the elected leaders, and for the citizenry at large, include regional security, economic integration, food sovereignty, land politics, energy policies and devolution to the 47 new counties.

2007 Election Analysis


The Kitchener Record:
It is Poverty and the Police, Not Ethnicity, Behind the Violence in Kenya
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When written in 2008, this brief analysis was aimed at a Canadian audience, and was meant to explain a few things about Kenya's election with reference to the country's globally-integrated political economy.

An article in the "The East African Standard"

May 7, 2008 by Leigh Brownhill


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KENYA ELECTION LINE VIDEO


See, below, a 3-minute YouTube video showing a Kenyan voting queue on 27
December 2007. Who knew such peace would be so disturbed three days later?

See the video posted to You Tube showing a Kenyan voting queue. The length of the line is incredible. But what is even more telling is the mood and spirit of those thousands who made up the queue. You do not see impatience, you do not hear complaints. Do these calm and confident citizens look like they are simply keeping a lid on "tribal" tensions that were set to boil over if the “right” candidate didn’t win? I don't think so. Look at the video. Judge for yourself.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jvuuxzLISg

 

 
 
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