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When Kenyans vote, ethnic conflict is never too far behind. Reuters/Thomas Mukoya

How Kenya can make its ethnic democracy work

One way to diffuse the tension when Kenyans choose a head of state is to take that decision out of their hands. This could help achieve ethnic cohesion.
Kenyan papers the day after the polls closed. EPA/Daniel Irungu

How the media covered Kenya’s general election

Kenya has just gone through a charged campaign period, followed by a contested election result. The media has been out in force covering it all. But did they do a good job?
AMISOM and Somalia army soldiers after their advance on three Al-Shabaab controlled towns in the Lower Shabelle region. AU-UN IST Photo / Tobin Jones

Election offers Kenya the chance to provide clarity about Somalia

It's unclear exactly when Kenya's next president will begin the process of withdrawing troops from Somalia. If it's too rushed, the move might destabilise the region.
A woman leaves a polling station after casting her vote during the 2013 Kenyan elections. Reuters/Goran Tomasevic

Election season offers a reminder that Kenya remains deeply sexist

Kenya's progressive 2010 Constitution brought improved women's representation in Parliament and public life. But historical prejudices remain, always more intensely apparent during elections.

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