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Obama homecoming inspires a nation

It was a homecoming that Kenyans had waited for for almost a decade. Wanjohi Kabukuru reports on Barack Obama’s memorable three-day visit to the land that bore his father.

Nairobi’s hidden gems

If you are a frequent traveller to Africa, little-loved Nairobi is difficult to avoid. The East African city is a subtle mistress, however, with many …

How corruption makes terror easy in Kenya

In the wake of April’s terrorist attacks, Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto has said that the country will change like America after 9/11. Whether Kenya …

Small but lethal: Mukulu’s ADF-Nalu

Despite the arrest of its leader, the resurgence of an terror group hitherto presumed to be “weak and fragmented” has left Central and East Africa …

Debating Dadaab

Kenya faces serious security threats from Somali militants and their Kenyan sympathisers. The country hosts a large number of Somali refugees, and the government wants …