Anyone concerned about peace, security, and human progress in Africa generally, and in East Africa in particular, should be keenly following the ongoing governance and constitutional developments in Kenya.
Conflict in Africa is causing fewer fatalities than in the 1990s, but the number of violent incidents is increasing, and violence is becoming more complex.
In some places strong gains made by the opposition, ironically lead to more repression against democracy activists rather than open up the political space.
The 2017 presidential poll is likely to be the final duel between the Kenyatta and Odinga dynasties. The two families have dominated Kenyan politics for more than half a century.
Europe did not need Africa in order to become prosperous. Europe colonised Africa because Europe was prosperous and, consequently, more powerful.
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