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Counterpoints

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How Kenya is Failing to Create Decent Jobs By Kwame Owino, Noah Wamalwa and Ivory Ndekei

The publication uses pay as you earn (PAYE) taxation data from the Kenya Revenue Authority to define and analyse middle-income earners in formal employment in Kenya.
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How alternative dispute resolution made a comeback in Nigeria’s courts By Emilia Onyema and Monalisa Odibo

Disputes handled by Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC) are consistently resolved more quickly, cheaply and amicably than those heard in Nigeria’s congested courts.
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Who Really Governs Urban Ghana? by Mohammed Awal and Jeffrey Paller

Slums play a central role in Ghanaian politics. The way that they are really governed, how “hidden” informal networks interact with formal politics, and how citizens hold their leaders to account, are too often overlooked.
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Whose Land Is It Anyway? The failure of land law reform in Kenya By Ambreenja Manji

Land is a “key fault line” in Kenya. Throughout East Africa land law reform has been pursued at the expense of substantive land reform. New laws have not been redistributive or transformative in a positive way.