kenya

Kenya

Nostalgia for empire

In late July, all 160,000 members of Britain's Conservative Party will vote for a new leader. The winner will be Britain's next Prime Minister. The favorite is Boris Johnson, a Trump-like figure with a nostalgia for Empire.

Blind to the matatus

The future of Kenya's matatus (commuter buses) and their inherent place in the capital Nairobi's culture and society, is all but absent in the government's neoliberal vision for urban planning.

The film about nowhere

Invisible City [Kakuma], a film about Kenya's largest refugee camps, seems keen on making a point but is anchored on unsteady ground (with some shitty translation).

Public funds for private gain

The planned global Education Outcomes Fund—the UN seems onboard—would create markets for “non-state” providers while guaranteeing profits for private investors that purchase “impact bonds.”