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Referendum workshop Pt. 1

A few weeks ago I attended a workshop on the proposed new constitution that was sponsored by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. The forum was free and open to the publc. The workshop focused on 6 thematic areas of the new constitution – Representation, Women’s Issues, Devolution, Land and Natural Resources, Media, Executive Powers and Youth. The […]

Random observations for the day

– Did you know that the number of matatus on the road has increased by 54% since the introduction of the infamous Michuki rules…so much for those who predicted that the industry would grind to a halt.

– Should human rights activists be banned from running for political office – what the hell […]


– Harriet Miers has a blog. Hilarious. Hat tip Jeremy Blachman! For those of you who are interested in all the punditing about the Miers Supreme Court nomination, check out this roundup by Howard Kurtz.

– The Illuminated Continent: Google Earth teams up with National Geographic to bring you stunning images of Africa.


Random observations for the day

– I’ve ranted about Jeffrey Sachs and his grandiose ideas before, but watching him wax poetically on poverty and Africa on CNN the other day got me all riled up again. Why does this man (and his ideas) have more access to MY government than I do? Can someone please point me to a ONE […]