Africa

Kenya: Why Elite Cohesion Is More Important Than Ethnicity to Political Stability

21 Feb 2020 - 10:08:29
[The Conversation Africa] Kenyan politics is often depicted as a battle between different ethnic "Big Men" who can mobilise their supporters with a click of their fingers. The ability of successive generations of the Kenyatta family to rally the support of the Kikuyu community, and of Odingas to command the loyalty of Luos, means that it is also seen to be dominated by a small number of dynasties - a Game of Thrones, if you will. Source

Zimbabwe: Nothing Has Improved Since 2017 - Methodist Church

21 Feb 2020 - 10:03:11
[Zimbabwe Independent] THE Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe, Reverend Dr Solomon Zwana's five-year term at the helm of one of the largest Christian denominations in the country is coming to an end at the end of the year. His successor will be chosen at a conference in August. Dr Zwana, a former secretary-general of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC), will leave the position at a time Zimbabwe is going through political, social and economic turbulence. In an interview with Zimbabwe Independent (ZI), News E Source