Kenya: Why Elite Cohesion Is More Important Than Ethnicity to Political Stability

[The Conversation Africa] Kenyan politics is often depicted as a battle between different ethnic “Big Men” who can mobilise their supporters with a click of their fingers. The ability of successive generations of the Kenyatta family to rally the support of the Kikuyu community, and of Odingas to command the loyalty of Luos, means that it is also seen to be dominated by a small number of dynasties – a Game of Thrones, if you will.

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More Africans are marrying spouses of different ethnicities

IN 2018 A dating app was launched targeting African diasporas in America. CultureCrush was described by its founder as an “inclusive ecosystem”. And if that were not romantic enough, the app promised to be the first to allow users looking for love to search mates by “nationality, ethnicity and tribe”.

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Zimbabwe: Storm-Hit Residents Endure Another Rainy Season in Risky Homes

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Chimanimani, Zimbabwe -The government is planning to relocate residents of flimsy houses near rivers that flooded when Cyclone Idai hit – but engineers say a comprehensive overhaul of building codes and materials is needed

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