#465 — Report on Election Preparedness and Violence Prevention — September 15, 2017

TCSS volunteer, Richard Sangula, with a bullhorn/megaphone that was used during the Peace Caravan that saved Mt. Elgon from election violence. By Peter Serete, TCSC Program Coordinator After deadly attacks and tensions on Mt. Elgon, Transforming Communities for Social Change (TCSC) in collaboration with Friends Church Peace Teams (FCPT), supported by the African Great Lakes Initiative and other donors, has READ MORE

#462 — Kenya Election X — Kenyan Court Overturns Presidential Election — September 2, 2017

The six judges of the Kenyan Supreme Court who announced their ruling yesterday. A seven judge did not participate because he was ill. Much to my surprise, yesterday the Kenya Supreme Court invalidated the election of Uhuru Kenyatta for a second term and ordered another election within 60 days.  The court said that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) READ MORE

#461 — The Sunrise of Hope for Women in the Poorest Slum in Bujumbura — September 1, 2017

The Sunrise of Hope for Women in the Poorest Slum in Bujumbura By Pastor Parfaite Ntahuba, Coordinator Ntaseka Clinic of the Friends Women’s Association Burundi is an African landlocked independent state which borders Rwanda, Tanzania, and Congo, thus forming part of the Central African region. The capital city is Bujumbura. In history Burundi has been devastated by many years of READ MORE

#460 — Kenya Election IX — The Aftermath — August 29, 2017

The results of the presidential election were announced on Friday evening, August 11, with Uhuru Kenyatta receiving 8,009,175 votes or 54.3% to Raila Odinga’s 6,608,405 votes or 44.8%. Raila then announced a general strike for Monday, August 14, to protest the election. He claimed without substantiation that he had won by over a million votes. Fortunately the strike threat was READ MORE

#459 — State Capture — August 18, 2017

Atul Gupta and President Jacob Zuma at sporting event. (Picture: GCIS) There has been a development in governance in South Africa that I think has major implications for both South Africa, the United States, and other countries. This is the concept of “state capture.” According to Wikipedia, state capture is “a type of systemic political corruption in which private interests READ MORE

#457 — Kenya Election VIII — The Results — August 14, 2017

Cartoon in today’s Daily Nation. Update on Robert Juma’s murder: In an update from my July 7 Report on the assassination of Robert Juma (http://davidzarembka.com/2017/06/29/445-male-circumcision-in-western-kenya-june-30-2017/), Getry has told me that the police captured two of the people who were in the gang that killed him. They then gave the names of five other men involved. The community went out and READ MORE