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October 18, 2022

Uganda's Uncertain Future

While the Twitter war between Uganda and Kenya may be entertaining, the implications of a succession crisis in Uganda are serious.

In a green camouflaged military fatigues General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, son of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, sits at a table.

March 7, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Will Uhuru Kenyatta Win the Kenyan Presidential Election?

Kenyan elections took place on March 4. While some technical aspects of it were ragged, especially the transmission and consolidation of vote counts, voting appears to have been largely peaceful. Thu…

An official from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) inspects ballot boxes at Kasarani gymnasium in Kenya's capital Nairobi March 5, 2013.

October 11, 2022

Peace Talks for Tigray Delayed

An absence of political will may prove a far harder problem than complicated logistics

A man sits beside a green bus destroyed by fighting in the Amhara region of Ethiopia.

September 7, 2022

What Next for Kenya?

Now affirmed by the Supreme Court, the Ruto administration will have campaign promises put to the test.

A group of supporters of Kenya's President-elect William Ruto hold yellow campaign signs as they celebrate his win being upheld by the Supreme Court.

March 9, 2018

Kenyatta and Odinga Call for Reconciliation in Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga promised to begin the process of reconciliation following their bitter standoff in the 2017 elections that raised the specter of ethnic violence.


August 27, 2018

Kenyatta Visits Trump in Reciprocal Charm Offensive

President Donald Trump will receive President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya in Washington, D.C. today, the second African chief of state to make a bilateral visit since becoming president in 2016. The conversation will reportedly focus on trade and investment—the reason for Kenyatta’s visit to the United States—and security issues with a focus on Somalia. 


January 31, 2018

Kenyatta Government Declares Odinga's NRM "Criminal"

Following the January 30 “inauguration” of Raila Odinga as an alternative president of Kenya, the Interior Ministry declared that his National Resistance Movement (NRM) is an “organized criminal group” under the Prevention of Organized Crimes Act


September 6, 2018

A Months-Old Trump Insult of Buhari Surfaces Prior to Kenyatta Visit

On August 27, the Financial Times reported that, after President Trump met with Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House in April, the American president said that he never wanted to meet someone so lifeless again. The Financial Times says it had three sources for the story, but does not identify them. Sahara Reporters, a credible Nigerian diaspora publication based in New York, picked up the story. It went viral in Nigeria.


November 1, 2017

Odinga Calls for a ‘People’s Assembly’ to Govern Kenya in Place of Kenyatta

Odinga refuses to recognize the Kenyatta administrations legitimacy and will attempt to create a People's Assembly to run the country and preside over new elections.


October 17, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Delaying President Kenyatta’s Justice

This is a guest post by Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, a journalist and adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Last week, two “firsts” occurred in Africa: Kenya’s P…

Kenyatta Smile ICC