Why money makes the man in Kenyan politics

ImageThe win in the recent presidential elections by Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of the country’s founder Jomo Kenyatta and inheritor of the country’s biggest fortune, will maintain the status quo that in Kenyan politics it is money rather than policy that matters most. Kenyans historically vote along tribal lines and yet three candidates of the populous Kikuyu running in the presidential elections were practically ignored. The unspoken reason for Kenyatta’s popularity can only be his extensive wealth. Continue reading

ANC says no to nationalising mines

A study conducted for South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has rejected calls to nationalise the country’s mines. It has instead backed higher taxes and royalties. The ANC’s Youth League had called for the nationalisation of mines to curb poverty and reduce inequality in one of the world’s most unequal societies. Andrew Feinstein, a political analyst and former ANC member of parliament talks about the implications of the report. (first on RFI