"You cannot choose the days to be a nationalist and the days you will retreat to the comfort of ethnic cocoons. Being Kenyan is a full-time commitment" - Willy Mutunga, [then]-Chief Justice of Kenya, March 12, 2012. Comrade .@WMutunga you were in the zone there😉
To keep food from spoiling in Malawi, an NGO is bringing simple cool boxes to rural farmers. Using a little water, the boxes don't need any electricity and can keep things fresher longer.
Ugandans, seeing a legal challenge to #KenyanElection2022 are already circulating & furiously discussing the Kenya constitution. When this is done, Kenya should pay the rest of the East African Community reparations for causing such widespread regional electoral distress 1/2
Somalia President Aden Adde in July 1967 conceded electoral defeat graciously, making history as the 2nd head of state in Africa (after Edwin Barclay in Liberia in 1944) to peacefully hand over power to a democratically elected successor.
One of the most closely fought presidential elections in Seychelles’ and Africa’s history in 2016 was won by just 193 votes. In a second-round runoff, James Michel garnered 50.15% of the vote against Wave Ramkalawan’s 49.85%.
The Liberal Catholic church in South Africa celebrates its centenary. “The Liberal is the open-mindedness that we have,” explains rector Rev Damon Urbani. “We don’t believe in imposing dogmas on people. We believe that a closed mind can’t grow.”
Kenya gets historic number of female governors from Aug. 9 vote. At least 7 of 47 incoming governors are women, compared with only 3 from the 2017 vote. That gives Kenya the highest number of female federal/regional state governors in the world, right?
There R 4 types of countries:
1) Where U know the winner of an election before the vote
2) Where U know the winner during the vote
3) Where U know the winner after the vote
4) Where U never know the winner at all
Where does your country fit?
Just south of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, the US$80 million new African disease control headquarters, built and funded by China, is nearing completion amid disquiet in Washington.
It’s striking how much the African autocrats’ entourages, and global African negativists are praying for #kenyaelections2022 to go horribly wrong. They might yet get their wish, but it’s remarkable just how much the possibility of African success terrifies so many people.
Four riders from East African squad Team Tamani – 3 from Kenya & 1 from Uganda – make their U.S. debut at Leadville and SBT GRVL. They will spend the next month racing gravel across the country.
Ethiopia completes 3rd phase of filling giant River Nile dam, irking the country's downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan. Ethiopia sees the dam as the centrepiece of its bid to become Africa's biggest power exporter, with capacity of over 6,000 megawatts.
Real test awaits Kenya after peaceful vote. Inflation is surging, jobs are scarce and a splurge in public spending...means that over half the tax take is needed to pay off loans. For the victor, meeting expectations could be the hardest test 1/3
New Africa Super League to take off with $100 million prize money. The annual club football competition could generate money for participants at a scale never seen before on the continent.
On 4 August 1972, President Idi Amin announced that British Asians were to leave 🇺🇬. In the end, all persons of Asian descent (numbering about 80000) were required or forced to go as Amin declared an 'Economic war'. @MakerereLaw @Makerere@uculawsociety@Parliament_Ug
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta queues as she waits to vote at St Mary's School polling station in Lavington, Dagoretti North Constituency in Nairobi City County.
Photos by State House
Kenya is not necessarily an East African democracy model. But when it comes to teaching how to negotiate, make deals, and divvy power through the vote in an ethnically and culturally diverse nation, it's a Grand Master, writes @cobbo3.
We [Monitor] have given President Museveni four press secretaries. Mary Karooro Okurut, Onapito Ekomoloit, Lindah Nabusayi and @nyamadon, all trained with The Monitor ~ @wafulaoguttu, Founder, The Monitor Newspaper
BREAKING: Superstar British racing driver Lewis Hamilton landed in Namibia this afternoon and proceeded on a chartered flight to Sossusvlei, one of Namibia's most spectacular landmarks, for holiday. Just on Sunday he ended second behind Max Verstappen in the Hungarian GP. https://t.co/bYLxO3Qd5b
Bob Marley's wife, Rita, once took a bullet to the head that was aimed at Marley in an attempted assassination in Kingston, Jamaica 🇯🇲 Despite being shot in the head, she survived, due to her thick dreadlocks minimizing the impact of the bullet.