Author: Ferdinand Bada

How China taking over Kenya’s port threatens sovereignty

Background Kenya borrowed a whopping Sh227 billion (about $2.3 billion) in order to build a standard gauge railway in the country from Mombasa to Nairobi. Specifically, the money was borrowed from the Exim Bank of China. Recent documents came out that provide further details about the deal. In the documents,

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Yellow Vest Protests In France Continue

What is happening in France? For the past three weekends in a row, France has had to endure a substantial protest against its economic policies. Indeed, a 20% increase in the fuel prices since 2018 started was one of the major triggers for the protests that began on November 17th.

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Finally The Trump – Kim Meeting Happens

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un finally had their meet up as previously planned. This meeting occurred, despite reports that it might not have due to one reason or another, but mostly due to disagreements between the two leaders. For most people, this is a good thing, especially

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Korean Leaders Hold A Surprise Meeting

On May 26, 2018, the leaders of North and South Korea held an unexpected meet-up in a demilitarized zone between the two countries. The encounter was a strange and historic one considering that the Korean state leaders, Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in, had only ever met twice before yesterday. It

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Child-Nation Mistreating Its Children

The youngest nation in the world, ostensibly the child-nation, is attacking its children through its incessant troubles. South Sudan has been engaged in a civil war for at least five years now. Most people have been focusing on issues like the economy or the political climate, and it is a

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Love A Muslim Day

Punish a Muslim Day A few weeks ago, some in the UK received letters and pamphlets that encouraged committing acts of malice against Muslims, ‘punishing’ them in return for points. The idea was akin to playing a video game. Punishments included things like throwing acid on the face of Muslims

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The Libyan Slavery Situation

Earlier this year, reports emerged that West African immigrants were being auctioned openly in what has become the present-day slavery. These reports emerged after survivors from the ordeals returned home following efforts by the UN. Some of the ordeals they underwent include extortion, sexual abuse, hard labour, and violence. Ever

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No, The Kenyan Economy Does Not Need Teargas

A recent demonstration by a section of the Kisumu people against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) have left many Kenyans laughing. The demonstrations against the IEBC come after the Supreme Court nullified the Kenyan presidential results and ordered a rerun. Many people of the opposition party have been

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That Is Naïve Of You, Kuria

Kenyan Gatundu Member of Parliament, Moses Kuria was arrested on Monday over hate remarks. Another person arrested was former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama for a similar reason. This is coming weeks after the Kenyan Supreme Court nullified Uhuru Kenyatta’s win in the recently concluded polls held on August 8th, 2017.

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So, Back To IEBC Then?

Yesterday, on Friday, September 1st, 2017, the Kenyan Supreme Court set a precedent of unique and astronomical proportions, the likes of which has never been seen in the history of African Democracy. It nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the recently concluded presidential election last month and promptly ordered a

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I Will Never Vote Again

Yes, that is correct; you did not misread it. I will never vote again. In case you are wondering, this is not about me. I did not say these words, but many have both verbally and on social media. This is the aftermath of the most recently concluded 2017 elections

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Ceasefire As 9,000 Syrians Cross From Lebanon To Syria

In a positive sign this Monday, a ceasefire deal was agreed between a former al Qaeda affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra, and Hezbollah. This is according to the Lebanese militia’s statement. As part of the deal, around 9,000 Syrians, including jihadists, were set to cross from Lebanon into Syria. In return, five

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Is Kenya Gearing Up For War Come August 8th?

Only a few days remain before the Kenya national elections on August 8th. Tensions from most people are running high especially considering what happened last time back in 2007. As opposed to 2013, the stakes have never been higher for the opposition leader and NASA flag-bearer, Raila Odinga. This is

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Tense Calm In Syria After Truce

The US, Russia and Jordan have brokered a truce between the Syrian regime and rebel forces that was scheduled to be enforced on Sunday, July 9, 2017, midday. This deal was agreed upon on Friday at the G20 summit in Hamburg. There are three provinces where the truce was meant

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Claims Of Qatar Supporting ‘Terror Group’ In Syria Emerge

As the world is now surely aware, on June 5, 2017, some Arab countries elected to sever ties with Qatar. Since then, there have been negotiations between Qatar and these countries to re-establish diplomatic ties. It has emerged that these countries are accusing Qatar of supporting “terror groups” in the war-ravished

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