As anger over incoming tax hikes boils over in Kenya, African Stream takes a deep dive into the role the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has played in ramming austerity down Africans’ throats. It boils down to neocolonial debt slavery, a system designed to oppress Africans, while oiling the wheels of otherwise faltering Western economies. African Stream’s Kenneth Kaigua breaks down this complex issue.
The outbreak of war in Sudan dominated headlines in April, but plenty more has happened in Africa, including in Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Chad, Uganda, Morocco, Cameroon, West Africa, Tanzania and Algeria. African Stream reports.
Sean Blackmon, activist, organizer and broadcaster, currently serving as co-host of Radio Sputnik's "By Any Means Necessary"; Jacqueline Luqman, Black Alliance for Peace Mid-Atlantic Region Co-Coordinator, co-host of Radio Sputnik's "By Any Means Necessary" and host of "Luqman Nation" on the Black Power Media YouTube channel; Kamau Franklin, former practicing attorney, first program director of New York City Police-Watch and co-founder of Black Power Media; executive director of Community Movement Builders and co-founder and host at Black Power Media; and Karanja Gaçuça, a U.S.-based Kenyan journalist, publisher of thebriefscoop.com and executive editor of panafricmedia.org; discussed the power of story at the first-ever African Peoples’ Forum.
As many as 89 Kenyan domestic workers have been killed in Saudi Arabia over the past two years. That's why former domestic workers warn others about traveling to the Gulf countries to work under the Kafala system. But change may be on the horizon with government officials discussing ways to mitigate migrant worker abuse and exploitation. Shadrack Omuka reports from Kenya.
A Kenyan foreign ministry communique has clarified newly elected President William Ruto's tweet on rescinding recognition for the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) was arbitrary and has no bearing on Kenya’s foreign policy, reports Pavan Kulkarni of Peoples Dispatch.
Rural Kenyans said they have been attacked while struggling for land in central Kenya since the 1960s. Land struggles between squatters and deed holders have continued unabated since Kenya's 1963 independence from the British empire. Shadrack Omuka reports.