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Cartoon:  King Charles’ 3,000 plus studded diamonds and jewels crown
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Politics and Society Cartoon: King Charles’ 3,000 plus studded diamonds and jewels crown

The Coronation of King Charles will take place in May, 2023. King Charles is reportedly set to wear a crown with 3,000 plus diamonds and a scepter with a massive diamond taken from colonial-era South Africa. Unsurprisingly, Britain has never faced up to the dark side of its imperial and exploitative history.

A deserted north: forgotten by history and cursed by devolution
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Politics and Society A deserted north: forgotten by history and cursed by devolution

The history of Northern Kenya and marginalisation goes as far back as the colonial days. The same trend used by colonisers has remained in play. Historical evidence points at a neglected, abandoned and marginalised region and successive governments have not done enough to reverse the deep inequalities and marginalisation.

Uhuru Kenyatta’s deafening silence on Ruto win telling
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Politics and Society Uhuru Kenyatta’s deafening silence on Ruto win telling

Uhuru Kenyatta has hardly spoken since Kenyans went to the polls, not even a formal congratulations to his erstwhile deputy, William Ruto. He must still be reeling from shock after Raila Odinga – who he was backing as his successor lost. For Kenyatta, the rejection of Raila by the GEMA nation is particularly embarrassing and leaves a bad taste.