Friday, January 11

Kenya articles

Gerard Prunier has one of the better overviews I've seen on the factors contributing to Kenya's political crisis (Open Democracy). This week's Economist discusses the violence in Kenya and the latest political wrangling. Political scientists M. Steven Fish and Matthew Kroenig say the problem in Kenya is the weakness of the legislature (Washington Post). This op-ed from a few days ago by Binyavanga Wainaina, the editor of Kenya's most prominent literary journal, is also well worth a read (New York Times). Kenya now seems caught between a desire to stay calm and not reopen the violence that wracked the country last week, and the feeling that "we fucking cannot move on", as Thinker's Room puts it, in the face of a clearly malfunctioning political system. Nick also discusses this last dilemma on his blog.

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