Of the laundry list of independent U.S. Government agencies Trump’s initial “skinny budget” submission to Congress proposes to eliminate, the USIP and the Wilson Center are specifically active on issues relating to democracy, war and peace in East Africa and the African Development Foundation is the one Africa-specific agency. 6 more words
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The The East African reports that “Kenya saw drought coming, but did little to avert food crisis“. None of us have any reason to be surprised–most especially when there is a re-election to run. 57 more words
Back home: in the State of Tennessee alone "opiod" abuse is killing each year as many people as were killed in Kenya's Post Election Violence of '07-08
This is a quote from an email bulletin I received today from the Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives. She is an impressive woman I knew back in the local Republican Party in Nashville during the Reagan and George H. 397 more words
A while ago I watched a TedTalk given by a man named Simon Anholt called “Which country does the most good?”. I won’t go into too much detail about what he talked about but if you haven’t already seen it and you have precisely 17 minutes and 54 seconds to spare I recommend you give it a watch, and to spare you the extra 15 seconds of searching it up on youtube, here’s the link – … 321 more words
Is the conviction of IMF head Christine Legard, after the Strauss-Kahn affair, warning to look deeper at Kenya's Eurobond questions?
There are substantial unanswered questions about the proceeds of Kenya’s Eurobond sales, and the murkiness accompanying all this is unnecessary. Likewise, anyone who pays any attention at all knew long before the 2014 Eurobond transactions that it is a well established practice for major transactions by the Government of Kenya to be subject to what might be called a “corruption tax” or a “re-election tax” where some portion of the funds goes separately to the politicians in power directly through cash payments, through payments to companies in which they are equity participants in some fashion (“Mobiltelea”, “Goldenburg”, “Anglo Leasing”), payments to companies owned by their immediate family members or other relatives, etc. 375 more words