Kenya’s Black Gold: Oasis or Mirage?

This ‘resource curse’ befell Kenya even before really the resource could become profitable. It became a tool to barter with, create political goodwill, cement alliances, consolidate power and (as is custom) share the wealth with those whose turn to eat had arrived.

Grit? Not in This Country

If we were being honest the original title of this attempt-at-an-essay was: A Growing List of Words I Hate. But then I caught myself. Barely. And here we are, with a different title so if anyone asks I can claim I was objective.