The Lamenting President
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Politics and Society The Lamenting President

Pres Uhuru Kenyatta retreated to Sagana State Lodge for the fourth time in February to explain the rift with his deputy William Ruto. The Sagana meetings have elicited mixed and jaundiced feelings from Kenyans. Kenyatta has lamented that Ruto is “too risky for the country,” but when did Kenyatta realise Ruto was dangerous for the country? What did he do about it? Apart from endless lamentations?

Us and Them — Racism at Ukraine’s border and Western media othering Africans: Symptoms of an enduring problem
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Politics and Society Us and Them — Racism at Ukraine’s border and Western media othering Africans: Symptoms of an enduring problem

A crisis brings out the best and the worst in people, as a Zimbabwean student fleeing Ukraine puts it. Eyewitness accounts about Africans singled out, denied passage and even beaten by border authorities show humanity at its basest. How did we get here and how do we proceed?