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A Brief History of Political Cartoons

A Brief History of Political Cartoons

Knife-edged and salient, there is no simpler or more effective form of journalism than the editorial or political cartoon. The message – usually critical – is instantaneous, and often funny.

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Focus On Corruption

Focus On Corruption

The snarl up experienced on the Nakuru-Gilgil stretch last Sunday was caused by various factors; tremendous increment in vehicle population as the “highway” cries out for multiple lanes. There are also dozens of new drivers trying to prove that their cheap, little white second hand Toyota imports from Japan are “deadly...

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Memorial to the Mau Mau Victims of Torture and Ill-Treatment During the 1952 – 1960 in the Colonial Era

Memorial to the Mau Mau Victims of Tortu...

INAUGURATION CEREMONY September 12, 2015, Freedom Corner, Uhuru Park We thank you dear friends for standing with us, for fighting with us, and now for celebrating with us. This day is like no other because it’s been long in coming - they say that the arc of history is long, BUT that it bends towards JUSTICE. They al...

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The Missing Link In The Discourse On The Greek Crisis: An African Perspective

The Missing Link In The Discourse On The Greek Crisis: An African Perspective

Today we are all Greeks. Why? Because the historic fault line in our times is the struggle...

Kokni Delights

Kokni Delights

Starved as I am of things Goan here in South Africa, I latched joyfully onto a cookery boo...

Jua Kali City: The Nairobi Art World as a Site of Cultural Production

Jua Kali City: The Nairobi Art World as a Site of Cultural Production

We live in the age of the city. The city is everything to us— It consumes us, and for that...

Concert & Book Reviews

Kaushiki - a phenomenon in Hindustani music

Kaushiki - a phenomenon in Hindustani music

Navrang Arts have done it again! They have brought, for our entertainment and our learning, a very unique musical ensemble – unique in its home country India and even more extraordinary in Kenya. An a...

Footsteps

Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye, 1928-2015

Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye, 1928-2015

Marjorie is no more, Kenya has lost a literary icon. But that is not all and perhaps not the most important....

Chimusoro Sam Moyo, 1954-2015

Chimusoro Sam Moyo, 1954-2015

A tribute by University of KwaZulu- Natal “We have lost one of our great comrades: utterly committed, a mos...