Hannah Gibson interviewed Irene Karanja who heads a Kenya-based federation of slum-dwellers. They discussed the anti-eviction movement in Kenya and the federation’s partnership with the University of Nairobi.
Steve Ouma offers a historical insight into the growth of Kenya’s urban centres and argues that policies have been defined by colonial legacies, state-sanctioned slum evictions and a refusal to acknowledge the rights of the poor.
Edward Paice explains that while higher tax revenues will be critical for the health of the public purse in Burundi, well-judged deployment of public funds will be equally essential for social cohesion and stability.
Rhoda Mofya-Mukuka spoke to Jonathan Bhalla about why agricultural subsidies in Zambia have not had the desired impact on poverty reduction, smallholder farmer productivity and commercialisation of agriculture.
Edward Paice believes that whatever transpires in the next few years in Somalia and Somaliland, the fact that the latter has developed a credible constitution and held competitive multi-party elections is worth emphasising.