Regions / Kenya
A studied refusal to pay attention to South Sudan's colonial history helped ignite the current crisis.
Africa is front and center now for the Pentagon.
In the wake of the horrific Westgate Mall attack, some nationalist Kenyan politicians are calling for reprisals against the country's Somalis--many of whom are native Kenyans.
Once again, the meaning of “in every crisis there’s an opportunity” may have been twisted.
When Kenya invaded Somalia in 2011, it overturned a 48-year-old policy of not involving itself in the armed conflicts of its neighbors—and now innocent Kenyans are paying the price.
The Nairobi Mall attack ripped open wounds still healing from the electoral violence in 2007 and 2008.
The ease with which al Shabaab and other extremist groups handle social media is disconcerting.
To insist that violence is decreasing worldwide demonstrates extreme insensitivity to the victims of violence such as what Nairobi and Peshawar experienced this weekend.
The British government's offer to pay reparations to colonial-era torture victims in Kenya dispels the notion that British colonialism was any better than the rest.
In some corners of Africa, the seams of the tight Africa-China relationship are becoming stretched.