Africans have participated in the Olympics in some form or the other since 1904.South Africa sent a team to the London games. Since then as number as have grown as African countries gained their independence. This summer, we are likely to see the debut of a team from Southern Sudan. In the past century of competition in the Summer games, Africa has seen track and field … [Read more...] about Has the time Come for Africa to Host the Olympics?
Kenya’s University of Nairobi has been closed indefinitely. Student protests over the reelection of Student Union president Babu Owino, led to violence in the streets of Nairobi, and the dreaded General Service Unit cracked down hard on pretty much any student they could get a hold of in true 1990s fashion. Except that because this is not the 1990s but the 21st century, … [Read more...] about Disciplining a Kenyan, the old Fashioned way
That Kenya's politicians have a corruption problem is not news. That Kenya's politicians will stop at nothing to evade accountability is also not news either. So much so that it became normal for them to interfere normal law and order institutions like the police, state law office and the courts to protect themselves. That is probably why, it seemed such a good idea when it … [Read more...] about Wither EACC: Kenya’s failing War on Corruption
Kenya’s athletics has a problem. Richard Pound, a World anti Doping Agency (WADA) investigator renowned for his work uncovering doping in track and field, was due to release an investigative report that local media reported would shed light on the matter of doping in Kenya. This was to be on Thursday 14th January 2016. Doping in track running is casting an increasingly large … [Read more...] about When Richard Comes Pounding on Athletics Kenya’s Door
The death by poisoning of ‘Bibi’ the 17 year matriarch of a lion pride that was the centerpiece of the globally televised wildlife documentary ‘Big Cat Diaries’ has once again re-ignited the debate on hunting in particular and wildlife conservation matters in Africa generally. The publicity that this lion pride has garnered, both for the producers of this documentary, and the … [Read more...] about Bibi The Lion: Wildlife Conservation and the Encroachment Single Story