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Coming out in Kenya
Topazzini, Arusha
Rape has always been used to intimidate assertive women in Kenya, like feminists and female politicians.
Connexions Library: Africa Focus
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Africa.
Kenya's 'Erin Brockovich' defies harassment to bring anti-pollution case to courts
Watts, Jonathan
Phyllis Omido is leading a landmark class action demanding a clean-up and compensation from a lead-smelting factory accused of poisoning local residents - including her own son.
Kenya's Freedom Struggle: The Dedan Kimathi Papers
wa Kinyatti, Maina (ed.)
Here, for the first time, as a result of years of village-level research, historian Maina wa Kinyatti has recovered some of the most important papers of the Mau Mau and its leader, Dedan Kimathi. Tran...
Kenya's Opposition Party: Against The Current vol. 133
Ngugi, Mukoma Wa
That the elections in Kenya were rigged is no longer in question. And for most people that the culprit is the sitting president, sworn in so quickly that the ceremony has been jokingly likened to a li...
Land, Freedom and Fiction: History and Ideology in Kenya
Maughan-Brown, David
A unique exploration of the contrasting ways in which the Mau Mau struggle for land and independence was mirrored in the novels of settler writers, English authors at home, and subsequently indigenous...
The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth
Pearce, Fred
How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheikhs, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world.
Lead poisoning - fighting industrial pollution in Kenya is a dangerous business
Morlin-Yron, Sophie
Lead poisoning from industrial pollution has imposed a terrible toll on Kenyans, and single mother Phyllis Omido is no exception -- lead from a nearby metal refinery badly damaged her own son's health...
Maathai, Wangari: Connexipedia Article
Winner of the1984 Right Livelihood Award and the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. (Born 1940).
Maathai, Wangari: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Winner of the 1984 Right Livelihood Award and the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. (Born 1940).
Mau Mau Uprising: Connexipedia Article
An insurgency by Kenyan peasants against the British colonialist rule.
Mother, Sing for Me: People's Theatre in Kenya
Bjorkman, Ingrid
This play, acted by the villagers of Kamiriithu, was banned after a few public rehearsals. The Kenyan authorities subsequently ordered the total destruction of the village cultural centre which had be...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Terrorism
Barker, Jonathan
An in-depth look at the nature of terrorism that discusses questioning terrorism, assessing it, the difference between state terrorism and group terrorism, morality and history, and war and politics.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 25, 2018: Looking for Answers, Creating Alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
This issue of Other Voices features people who are questioning and challenging the way the world works and trying to create better alternatives.
Sex Workers' Rights in Kenya: "It's Better to Be a Thief Than Gay in Kenya"
Anstis, Sienna
"It's better to be a thief than gay in Kenya," says a gay sex worker. Both are often punished by death, but being the latter means never revealing yourself to the public and remaining perpetually clos...
The Socialist Register 1978: Volume 15: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Twiga Farm: The story of a Kenyan land grab
Rinsum van, Leila
On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, the residents of Twiga Farm marched through the streets of Nairobi to hand in a petition to the National Assembly. Their demand was an investigation in the unlawful evi...
We are everywhere: The irresistable rise of global anticapitalism
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Global voices presenting alternative visions of democracy.

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Canadian Crossroads International
CCI fosters global understanding by placing Canadian volunteers in the developing world, placing volunteers from developing nations in Canada, and sponsoring community education programs. Each year, m...
Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
ESSF est une association de solidarit‚ internationale. Traitant d'un large ‚ventail de questions, notre site pr‚sente une information militante sur de nombreuses luttes et campagnes ; ainsi que des ar...
PLAN International Canada
Plan International Canada strives to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of children, families and communities in more than 30 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Central and Sout...

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African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organization created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of African, Caribbean and Pacific States signatories to the Georgetown Agreement or the Partne...
African Union
The African Union (abbreviated AU in English, and UA in its other official languages) is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 53 African states. Established on 9 July 2002, the AU was formed as a successor to the Organi...
Community of Sahelo-Saharan States
CEN-SAD was established in February 1998 by six countries, but since then its membership has grown to 28. One of its main goals is to achieve economic unity through the implementation of the free movement of people and goods in or...
East African Community
The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Burundi and Republic of Rwanda with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzan...
Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
Partners in Population and Development
Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is the only organization in the world fully dedicated to the promotion of South-South partnerships.
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

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IFJ/FAJ Back Journalists Protest over Oppressive Media Bill in Kenya
Sources News Release
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) are giving their full backing to journalists in Kenya in their battle against a contentious Media Bill...
IFJ/FAJ Stand by Journalists against a Draconian Media Bill in Kenya
Sources News Release
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) today have brought their support to the journalists' fraternity in Kenya against a draconian media bil...
Kenya: Faiths Join Protests Against Curbs on Media Freedom
Sources News Release
Violent scenes reminiscent of the dark days of President Daniel Moiâ##s dictatorship have returned to the Kenyan capital after parliament passed a bill which tightens the stateâ##s grip on the broadca...
Kenya: President deals major blow to press freedom
Sources News Release
Kenyan President deals major blow to press freedom. Also known as the â#oICT Billâ##, the new legislation provides for heavy fines and prison sentences for press offences. It also gives the government...
Kenyan Blogger Bogonko Bosire is Still Missing, Nearly Two Years After His Disappearance
Macha, Ndesanjo
Two years ago, a Kenyan blogger went missing. As a critic accusing government officials and celebrities of corruption, foul play is very much suspected. Kenyans have turned to social media to revive t...
Kenyan grafitti artists target vulture politicians
Chonghaile, Clar Ni
A crew of Kenyan grafitti artists are making murals that urge citizens not to re-elect corrupt politicians who have a legacy of exploiting tribal differences to gain power.
Slumming in Kenya's back streets
A young TV crew is chronicling a life of dirt, violence and hope
McCrummen, Stephanie
Slum TV is a group of young people from Mathare, one of the slums of Kenya, who chronicle life in their community during times of peace and unrest.
Weep Not Child
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
The great Kenyan writer's powerful first novel, about the effects of the Mau Mau uprising on the lives of ordinary men and women, and on one family in particular.
Weep Not Child
Thiong'o, Ngugi Wa
The book follows the story of Njoroge, a young boy who seeks an education during the 1952-1960 Emergency in Kenya. This tumultuous time period saw the emergence of Kenyan revolutionary groups against ...

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