Kenya’s inability to move past ethnic ideology has made it difficult to develop alternative bases for political organisation.
Jomo Kenyatta and his successor Daniel arap Moi set the tone for ethnic and authoritarian politics which Kenya has wrestled to free itself from in recent decades.
Calls to secede have been heard from time to time in Kenya – most often around elections.
Peter Enahoro, Nigerian journalist, columnist and author, died on 24 April 2023.
Officially, sovereignty has been put to bed with three straight independence referendum defeats. But France is continuing to devolve powers to its territory in an ambitious power-sharing experiment.
Ties between the two nations date back to Tanzania’s solidarity with the anti-apartheid struggle.
Alternatives to violent policing already exist in the daily practices of Nairobi residents who don’t depend on the police for safety.
Valentine’s Day can be isolating for people who aren’t in romantic relationships. But research shows there are benefits to remaining single.
Any new wealth will create new social, economic and political tensions.
The mega dam in Jinja was meant to give Uganda energy independence, but this was constrained by Britain’s agricultural interests in Egypt.
When it comes to dealing with Uber’s difficult working conditions, Uber drivers are on their own.
After 1922, the people that had supported independence often weren’t the ones who benefited from it.
By raising the Mauritian flag on the Chagos Islands, the east African nation has reasserted – if only symbolically – its claim to sovereignty.
Pro-independence parties had sought a delay for the third and final referendum due to the impact of the pandemic on the Indigenous Kanak population. It was denied.
If a negotiated agreement is ever found, it is most likely to fall within the realm of free association rather than outright independence or integration in Morocco.
Nigeria’s albatross is its political leadership and its limited capability to provide effective and modern governance.
A new survey of Taiwanese and Australian citizens has revealed some surprising results about their views on security and China.
With unrest deepening between pro-independence and loyalist groups, the instability in the French province should be of concern to its near neighbours, including Australia.
Sixty years after political independence, it is clear that Nigeria has not fulfilled its huge potential, but with a supportive public culture it can transform that into success.
A similar 2018 referendum failed, but was much closer than anticipated. Some believe independence might pass this time around, particularly with the issue not high on France’s list of priorities.