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THE TURN AROUND by Sebastian Karani

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The Turn Around delves into the critical examination of influential youths' missteps and the profound impact on society. Discovers insightful strategies to rectify these errors, paving the way for a brighter future for both current and forthcoming generations. It is a thought-provoking book that delves into the consequences of influential youths' missteps on future generations. In the first and second chapters, the narrative seems to vividly depict how the future is shaped by the actions of the present. This exploration of cause and effect, especially regarding the impact of youth decisions, promises to offer valuable insights into societal dynamics and intergenerational relationships.

Kenya: A Bleeding Economy by Darren K

A diagnosis of the state of economic doldrums.

From Watchdogs to Traitors: The less ...

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In this compelling book, Baker delves into the enigmatic world of Rwanda's media, uncovering the truth that lies beneath its operation. Throughout his short but eventful career, he played a pivotal role in revolutionizing Rwanda's media landscape, championing professional investigative journalism and tirelessly advocating for its existence, even at great personal cost. Within these pages, he recounts the extraordinary transformation of Rwanda's media, shedding light on the preeminent change that has shaped its history. he lay the groundwork for the emergence of professional investigative journalism, highlighting its significance in raising awareness and fostering a genuine connection with the audience. Moreover, he navigates the treacherous waters of persuading those "In Charge" to embrace this new form of journalism, rife with its inherent risks and challenges. However, his passion for the truth and unwavering commitment to journalism exacted a heavy toll. he exposes the harrowing truth about how journalists themselves can betray the very public they are duty-bound to serve, leading to a pervasive erosion of press freedom. He shares the intimate details of his personal journey, recounting the tremendous sacrifices he made, which ultimately propelled him into a relentless pursuit of truth. Despite enduring multiple arrests, extrajudicial actions, and unyielding opposition, he resolutely returned to his craft, refusing to be silenced. Within these pages, he pulls back the curtains on the machinery of misinformation, offering a firsthand account of its inner workings, the puppeteers who pull the strings, and their ulterior motives. By delving into the annals of Rwanda's media history, he provides valuable context both before and after the tragic 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. Through a deeply personal lens, he recounts the trials and tribulations of his journalistic career, offering an unfiltered and uncensored account of the events that unfolded before his eyes. He exposes the assault on one of journalism's fundamental principles: telling the truth. The book unravels the complex interplay between his life, his career, the misinformation factory, and the powerful forces that drive the production of the fake news that permeates narratives about Rwanda. Within the pages of "From Watchdogs to Traitors": readers will embark on a gripping journey, uncovering the intricate tapestry of Rwanda's media world. Ultimately, it is a testament to the enduring quest for truth in the face of adversity and the unwavering commitment to upholding the principles of journalism.

The Political Canary Of Kenya by Akec...

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Eng. Ochungo's "The Political Canary of Kenya" offers readers an electrifying journey through three decades of political tumult in Kenya, weaving personal experiences into a compelling narrative that sheds light on the intricate web of political dynamics in the country. Hailing from the Joluo community, Ochungo asserts that his community has disproportionately shouldered the impact of Kenya's political processes, earning them the moniker 'the canary of politics in Kenya.' Eng.Ochungo takes us back to his first foray into the democratic process in 1992, vividly recounting the historic reintroduction of multiparty democracy in Kenya. His firsthand accounts of the election cycles, spanning six in total, provide readers with a ringside seat to the evolution of Kenyan politics. From the clear party divides between KANU and FORD-KENYA to the charismatic figures vying for the presidency, Ochungo's narrative is a rollercoaster of political intrigue. The book delves into the complexities of ethnicity in Kenyan politics, a revelation that dawned on Eng . Ochungo after multiple election cycles. Drawing on the insights of Oyugi and applying Max Weber's discussions on class and status groups, Ochungo posits that Kenya's political landscape is inherently marked by political inequality. Class and status interests often clash, creating a challenging decision-making process for individuals, as vividly illustrated by the hypothetical scenario involving a successful Joluo businessman. One of the highlights of the book is Ochungo's personal encounter with Jaramogi, the charismatic political figure known as 'Double O' in Africa. The author paints a vivid picture of the anticipation and excitement that surrounded Jaramogi's visit to their town during the presidential campaign. The detailed account of the encounter, accompanied by a compelling photograph, adds a human touch to the political narrative, making it relatable to readers. As readers traverse the pages of "The Political Canary of Kenya," they can expect a no-holds-barred exploration of Kenyan politics, peppered with Eng Ochungo's insightful analysis and candid observations. The book promises to unravel the intricacies of political inequality, ethnic dynamics, and the challenges faced by voters in a country with a rich yet tumultuous political history. Indeed,readers cannot afford to miss out on Eng.Ochungo's explosive account of Kenya's political landscape. "The Political Canary of Kenya" is not just a book; it's a captivating journey through the heart of Kenyan politics, offering readers a front-row seat to the drama, challenges, and triumphs that have defined the nation's democratic evolution. Grab your copy now and dive into the political whirlwind that is "The Political Canary of Kenya."

Stoning the Devil of War in Sudan: Re...

African Nonfiction sociopolitical book dealing with the recent military conflict in Sudan. The book covers contextual cases from across Africa including Angola, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and South Sudan.

The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest...

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'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN LE CARRÉ A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy for MI6. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia. So began one of the boldest and most extraordinary episodes in the history of espionage. In The Spy and the Traitor Ben Macintyre reveals a tale of betrayal, duplicity and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever.

Liberalism and Its Discontents By Fra...

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Liberalism - the comparatively mild-mannered sibling to the more ardent camps of nationalism and socialism - has never been so divisive as today. From Putin's populism, the Trump administration and autocratic rulers in democracies the world over, it has both thrived and failed under identity politics, authoritarianism, social media and a weakened free press the world over. Since its inception following the post-Reformation wars, liberalism has come under attack from conservatives and progressives alike, and today is dismissed by many as an 'obsolete doctrine'. In this brilliant and concise exposition, Francis Fukuyama sets out the cases for and against its classical premises: observing the rule of law, independence of judges, means over ends, and most of all, tolerance. Pithy, to the point, and ever pertinent, this is political dissection at its very best.

Mediation and Governance in Fragile C...

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The result of a long collaboration between a Kenyan-Somali mediator and a Swiss scholar-practitioner, Mediation and Governance in Fragile Contexts introduces an innovative, practical approach to resolving an enduring issue: How can conflicts be resolved in polarized societies? This approach breaks out of the insider/outsider dichotomy to develop a framework for achieving peace in the most challenging of contexts―a framework that unites outsider perspectives on mediation methodology with the rich experiences and reflections that only local peace practitioners can provide. The authors lay out the framework step by step, present case studies that show it in action, and clarify how local peace and security structures can act as a bridge between short-term mediation and long-term state-building efforts around the world. CONTENTS:
  • Foreword― Ambassador Heidi Grau.
  • Mediation and Governance in Fragile Contexts.
  • The SMALL Framework in a Nutshell.
  • Short-term Responses: Contextualized Mediation and Process Design.
  • Medium-term Responses: Developing Interim Peace Structures.
  • Long-term Responses: Toward a Peaceful State for All.
  • Linking Inner and Outer Peace: Effective and Authentic Peace Practitioners.
  • The Kenyan-Somali Context.
  • The Wajir Peace Process.
  • Mediating the Pokot-Samburu Conflict.
  • Mandera: Supporting a Mediation Process.
  • Mediation in the Kenyan Election Crisis.
  • Key Messages and Their Transfer to Other Contexts.

Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: ...

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Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy provides the inside view of the negotiations that produced the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Not only did this process mark a sea change in how the UN conducts multilateral diplomacy, it changed the way the UN does its business. This book tells the story of the people, issues, negotiations, and paradigm shifts that unfolded through the Open Working Group (OWG) on SDGs and the subsequent negotiations on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, from the unique point of view of Ambassador Macharia Kamau, and other key participants from governments, the UN Secretariat, and civil society.

The African Union – Achievement...

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The African Union - Achievements and Challenges

Referee of a Dirty Ugly Game: In the ...

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Referee of a Dirty Ugly Game: In the Theatre of Kenyas Elections - An insiders Account by Ahmed Issack Hassan. Ahmed Issack Hassan’s memoirs, Referee of a Dirty, Ugly Game, the former chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (2011-2016) tells of tense moments in Kenya’s first polls under new laws in 2013, including what appeared to be a cyberattack on the system relaying presidential election results, pressure from Raila Odinga’s camp and frantic phone calls from William Ruto — Uhuru Kenyatta’s running mate Voters around the country turned out in large numbers in the 2013 elections, with a record high of 86 per cent, which had never been witnessed before in Kenya. It was indeed a historic election. It was the first general election after the promulgation of the new Constitution (in 2010) and the first time we were having new elective positions. Kenyans were also optimistic after the commission introduced changes, particularly in technology, that things would be much better this time around.

Overreach: The Inside Story of Putin’...

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Overreach: The Inside Story of Putin’s War Against Ukraine by Owen Matthews

Very Bad People: The Inside Story of ...

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The gripping and untold story of how Global Witness have uncovered a worldwide network of highly organized criminality, kleptocracy and corruption and exposed the people behind it Arms trafficking, offshore accounts and luxury property deals. Super-yachts, private jets and super-car collections. Blood diamonds, suspect oil deals, deforestation and murder. This is the world of Global Witness. What began as three friends wanting to end the decades-long civil war in far-away Cambodia is now an award-winning organization, Global Witness, dedicated to rooting out worldwide corruption. VERY BAD PEOPLE is co-founder Patrick Alley's revealing inside track on a breath-taking catalogue of modern super-crimes - and the 'shadow network' that enables them. From their first campaign, exposing how the illegal timber trade funded the genocidal Khmer Rouge, to alerting the world to blood diamonds fuelling war across Africa, Global Witness unravel crooked deals of labyrinthine complexity and encounter well-known corporations whose operations are no less criminal than the Mafia. This network of lawyers, bankers and real estate agents help park dirty money in London, New York, or in offshore accounts, safe from prying eyes. This book is about following the money, going undercover in the world’s most dangerous places, and bringing down the people behind the crimes. Case by case we see maverick investigators pitched against warlords, grifters and super-villains who bear every resemblance to The Night Manager's Richard Roper. One dictator's son spent $700 million in just four years on his luxury lifestyle.

The Digital Silk Road: China’s ...

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From the ocean floor to outer space, China’s Digital Silk Road aims to wire the world and rewrite the global order. Taking readers on a journey inside China’s surveillance state, rural America, and Africa’s megacities, Jonathan Hillman reveals what China’s expanding digital footprint looks like on the ground and explores the economic and strategic consequences of a future in which all routers lead to Beijing. If China becomes the world’s chief network operator, it could reap a commercial and strategic windfall, including many advantages currently enjoyed by the United States. It could reshape global flows of data, finance, and communications to reflect its interests. It could possess an unrivaled understanding of market movements, the deliberations of foreign competitors, and the lives of countless individuals enmeshed in its networks. However, China’s digital dominance is not yet assured. Beijing remains vulnerable in several key dimensions, the United States and its allies have an opportunity to offer better alternatives, and the rest of the world has a voice. But winning the battle for tomorrow’s networks will require the United States to innovate and take greater risks in emerging markets. Networks create large winners, and this is a contest America cannot afford to lose.

Cynicism and Postmodernity by Timothy...

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Melancholic and introspective, ironical and apolitical, the urban cynic is a myth of our time. A casualty of modernization? Or a product of postmodernism? In this original and provocative book, Timothy Bewes undertakes a descent into the modern cynical consciousness, and emerges with a critical assessment of the preoccupations of contemporary society. He charts the development of a culture of cynicism within postmodernity, in forms such as an obsession with finality and integrity, a widespread retreat into introspection and inertia, and a neurotic attachment to metaphysical truth. The inflated currency of the term “cynicism” reflects a very real crisis in the constitution and practice of the political; Cynicism and Postmodernity proposes a means of negotiating this terrain with the political sensibility intact. Immersed in the phenomena of contemporary culture, the recent history of postmodern theory, and the political and philosophical preoccupations of the modern age, this is a book for students of literature, philosophy and culture, and for all those fascinated, like the author, by the state of politics, critical thinking and the plight of the individual in society as a new century booms.

Kenyas Foreign Policy and Diplomacy: ...

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In the past decade or so the study of international relations and diplomacy has become popular in most universities in Kenya. Kenya’s Foreign Policy and Diplomacy: Evolution, Challenges and Opportunities is a pioneering comprehensive textbook, which examines and evaluates Kenya’s foreign policy since independence. The author analyses Kenya’s formation as a state, its national interest, determinants of its foreign policy and how the country has applied its diplomacy in response to constantly changing dynamics in international relations to secure a role and place for itself on the international stage. He describes the successive stages of orientation of Kenya’s foreign policy as it maintained good relations with its traditional development partners during the Cold War, but found itself under the microscope by the same partners after 1989. The author then discusses the foreign policy under President Kibaki, which progressively re-orients Kenya to the East, and President Uhuru and the ICC dilemma. He also discusses the influence of domestic agenda in Kenya’s mediation role and emerging issues in international relations namely: environmental diplomacy, terrorism, the proliferation of small arms and light weapons. Students of international relations and diplomacy, practicing and aspiring diplomats, scholars, researchers, historians and the general reader will find this book relevant.

The Gatekeepers: How the White House ...

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What do Dick Cheney and Rahm Emanuel have in common? Aside from polarizing personalities, both served as chief of staff to the president of the United States--as did Donald Rumsfeld, Leon Panetta, and a relative handful of others. The chiefs of staff, often referred to as "the gatekeepers," wield tremendous power in Washington and beyond; they decide who is allowed to see the president, negotiate with Congress to push POTUS's agenda, and--most crucially--enjoy unparalleled access to the leader of the free world. Each chief can make or break an administration, and each president reveals himself by the chief he picks. Through extensive, intimate interviews with all seventeen living chiefs and two former presidents, award-winning journalist and producer Chris Whipple pulls back the curtain on this unique fraternity. In doing so, he revises our understanding of presidential history, showing us how James Baker's expert managing of the White House, the press, and Capitol Hill paved the way for the Reagan Revolution--and, conversely, how Watergate, the Iraq War, and even the bungled Obamacare rollout might have been prevented by a more effective chief. Filled with shrewd analysis and never-before-reported details, The Gatekeepers offers an essential portrait of the toughest job in Washington.

The Silk Roads: A New History of the ...

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"A rare book that makes you question your assumptions about the world.” —The Wall Street Journal From the Middle East and its political instability to China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching eastward from the Balkans across the steppe and South Asia has been thrust into the global spotlight in recent years. Frankopan teaches us that to understand what is at stake for the cities and nations built on these intricate trade routes, we must first understand their astounding pasts. Frankopan realigns our understanding of the world, pointing us eastward. It was on the Silk Roads that East and West first encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas, cultures and religions. From the rise and fall of empires to the spread of Buddhism and the advent of Christianity and Islam, right up to the great wars of the twentieth century—this book shows how the fate of the West has always been inextricably linked to the East. Also available: The New Silk Roads, a timely exploration of the dramatic and profound changes our world is undergoing right now—as seen from the perspective of the rising powers of the East.

Strategic Litigation and the Struggle...

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There has been a rise in the use of strategic litigation related to seeking equality for lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) persons. Such developments are taking place against the backdrop of active homophobia in Africa. The law and the general public should, argues the author, treat LGB persons in the same way that heterosexuals are treated. In the past two decades,30 strategic cases have been led by LGB activists in the Common Law African countries, namely in Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda. While the majority of the cases have been successful, they have not resulted in significant social change in any of the countries. On the contrary, there have been active backlashes, counter-mobilisations, and violence against LGB persons, as well as the further criminalisation of same-sex relations and constitutional prohibitions on same-sex marriages in some of the jurisdictions. The author argues that activists in Common Law Africa have to design LGB strategic litigation in such a way as to the actual social and political conditions in their countries if strategic litigation is to spur social change.

The Strategy of Denial: American Defe...

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Elbridge A. Colby was the lead architect of the 2018 National Defense Strategy, the most significant revision of U.S. defense strategy in a generation. Here he lays out how America’s defense must change to address China’s growing power and ambition. Based firmly in the realist tradition but deeply engaged in current policy, this book offers a clear framework for what America’s goals in confronting China must be, how its military strategy must change, and how it must prioritize these goals over its lesser interests. The most informed and in-depth reappraisal of America’s defense strategy in decades, this book outlines a rigorous but practical approach, showing how the United States can prepare to win a war with China that we cannot afford to lose—precisely in order to deter that war from happening.