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Kiswahili crash course

Of the few languages I’ve had the privilege to learn (badly) in my life, Kiswahili(Swahili) is my favourite. It’s wonderful expressionism and rich use ofproverbs is a window into a different way of looking at life andcommunicating with one another. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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A Green OPEC?

Despite the underwhelming emphasison climate change at the World Social Forum, there were a fewinteresting sessions and issues worth noting, many of which might nothave been labeled as strictly ‘climate change’ sessions.One in particular was a workshop on biofuels, organized by the Global Forest Coalition.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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NGOs a No-Go at the WSF?

There are some more reflections coming out about the recent WorldSocial Forum. South Africa-based scholar activist Patrick Bond does a nice roundup of some of these and provides some further analysis about the various opinions about what is needed for the Forum’s future. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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World Social Forum 2007: Warts and all

NAIROBI. There are a few things about Kasarani stadium, the venuefor the 2007 World Social Forum, that seem at odds with the spirit ofthis now institutionalised annual civil society gathering. The gates,razor wire and sentries stopping-and-searching at the main entrancecertainly contradict the spirit of openness that the WSF purports tofoster.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Kenya Occupy protesters charged over live pig protest

Activists furious at MP’s demands for higher pay, faced tear gas and water cannons from police. Musa Haron reports from Nairobi.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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What's hot and what's (ironically) not

The World Social Forum is a good place to be if you want to get ahandle on the biggest issues that grassroots activists are working on,that communities and movements are resisting, and that we all need totake notice of. This year, the four that really stood out for me are(in no particular order, and making no attempt to be exhaustive, pleaseadd your own!): .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Don’t ‘beautify’ Nairobi just for Barack!

In the run-up to Obama’s visit, is Kenya sweeping its poverty under the carpet? Moses Wasamu reports.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Act Two: A Temporary Country

Act Two of our new 8-part series Anatomy of a Temporary Country, stories from the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Kenya’s political cyber war

Tension that manifested itself in physical violence after the 2007 general election has moved to social media for 2013, reports Moses Wasamu.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Sex workers’ rights must be upheld

Advocates for sex workers are winning in Kenya’s law courts, reports Radar citizen journalist Musa Haron.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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