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United States International University

United States International University - Africa, also known as USIU Africa, is a private university in Kenya. The university was established in 1969 as the Nairobi Campus of United States International University (USIU), a San Diego-based institution. In 1999, the United States International University, Nairobi Campus, established itself as a separate university under its new name: USIU Africa

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Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan inspects a military parade following her swearing-in as the country’s first female president on March 19, 2021 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. AFP via Getty Images

Tanzania’s Samia Hassan has the chance to heal a polarised nation

She has been described as compassionate, rational and calm – attributes that are a far departure from her former boss.
Former President Mwai Kibaki signs the new constitution in Nairobi in 2010 before former Attorney General Amos Wako. Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images

Why Kenya’s constitutional duels are all about power struggles among the elite

Kenya’s constitution-making process has exhibited a gyration pattern that often starts with a belief that governance reforms can rectify the country's problems, but ends up as a power struggle.
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in August 2018. Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

Kenya-US free trade talks are under way: what Nairobi must get right from start

Kenya must pay more attention to the role of this agreement as an investment attraction vehicle and not just a simple tariff centred ‘traditional’ pact.
Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo (right) with outgoing President Hassan Sheik Mohamud. EPA/Said Yusuf Warsame

Al-Shabaab: Should the Somali president open talks with the terror group?

If Al-Shabaab maintains its hard stance, the possibility for dialogue will continue to be remote and Somalia's government will be forced to intensify the war on terror through new strategies.
A campaign poster of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in the streets of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu during the 2012 election period. Reuters/Feisal Omar

The challenges of holding an election in Somalia

Despite complications and challenges, elections in Somalia promise to be a game changer.

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