#475 — Blossoming Peace in Samburu — November 24, 2017

Samburu program participants and facilitators. Note: Please visit TCSC’s new webpage at transformingcommunitiesforsocialchange.wordpress.com/. The webpage is a project in development. We used the free Word Press version which has its limitations. Please let us know if you see any mistakes or have comments. ***** Blossoming Peace in Samburu Ezra Kigondu, Samburu Coordinator Alternatives to Violence Program (Kenya) – Trust Samburu READ MORE

#472 — Understanding, American Exceptionalism, White Privilege, and Integrity — November 3, 2017

Understanding, American Exceptionalism, White Privilege, and Integrity: Living Cross-Culturally in East Africa By David Zarembka While this essay covers the specific aspects of my 53 years of interacting with East Africans, I think that it has a much larger context on how Americans (and other foreigners) should interact with Africans for a mutually beneficial, respectful relationship. When I made my READ MORE

#468 — Resurrection of HROC in Burundi — October 8, 2017

Elie Nahimama, Coordinator of HROC in Burundi for Innovations in Peacebuilding —Burundi. Note: Two years ago Elie Nahimana of Innovations in Peacebuilding – Burundi (IPB) took over leadership of the moribund HROC program in Burundi. It had been beset with lack of any significant program, misuse and embezzlement of funds, loss of credibility with its funding organizations, staff disarray, and READ MORE

Report from Kenya #466 — Kenya Election XII — A Wild Time — September 25, 2017

Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga (right) and co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka (left), Moses Wetangula (center back) have prepared cases against 60 IEBC officials who were complicit in the bungled election. PHOTO FILE | NATION  Here are some local headlines from the Standard online newspaper: “Jubilee fell into our trap, Raila Odinga now tells supporters.” “Jubilee: We will take Raila to the READ MORE