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Equalisation Fund: When it comes to ending marginalisation, there will be no big bang

About a month ago, the national government gazetted the guidelines for Kenya’s Equalisation Fund. They were long overdue; the Equalisation Fund was created by the 2010 Constitution to improve services in the most marginalised parts of the country.It should have started operating by 2013 at the latest. It probably could have started to operate even… Read More Equalisation Fund: When it comes to ending marginalisation, there will be no big bang

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The critic

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who… Read More The critic

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ANALYSIS: Are foreigners stealing jobs in South Africa?

With every outbreak of xenophobic violence in South Africa, the refrain is the same. “Thekwerekwere are stealing our jobs,” people say.Shops are torched. Streets are barricaded. Tyres are set alight. Rocks become weapons. People are hacked, stabbed, shot and burned to death. Jubilant mobs hound Somalis, Mozambicans, Zimbabweans, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis from their homes and businesses.The… Read More ANALYSIS: Are foreigners stealing jobs in South Africa?

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Dawn Gikandi, Kenyan Pastor With Disabilities, Doesn’t Let Anything Stop Her

Pastor Dawn Gikandi,Center,speaks with her mother purity,right alongside some of the women at the Bahati MatyrsChurch in Nairobi NAIROBI, Kenya. On a Sunday at the Presbyterian church in the Bahati neighborhood, a young woman haltingly approaches the pulpit with a walking cane in one hand and a Bible in the other. Somewhere in her pocket… Read More Dawn Gikandi, Kenyan Pastor With Disabilities, Doesn’t Let Anything Stop Her

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Why terrorists target schools and universities

Early on the morning of Apr. 2, 2015, a squad of gunmen, reportedly affiliated with Somalia’s al-Shabab jihadist-terror group, entered Garissa University College in Garissa, Kenya, killing 147 and wounding dozens. Kenyan security forces patrol the fenced border around Garissa University College.(Reuters/Noor Khamis) “The assault on Garissa—a poor, pastoral area that is home to many Somali refugees—stands… Read More Why terrorists target schools and universities

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#GarissaAttack:Never Again

On Thursday 2nd April,147 people were killed in an attack  by Al Qaeda-linked terror group Al-Shabaab.The militant group has vowed retribution on Kenya for sending troops into Somalia to fight the militants.The devastating attack has been condemned both locally and internationally.We hope that never again will our children die this way in our motherland.Never again.We… Read More #GarissaAttack:Never Again