#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

#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