#Ocampo6 Now #Ocampo4

So, the ICC finally confirmed charges on 4 of the Ocampo 6.

The four confirmed were:
1. Francis Muthaura
2. Uhuru Kenyatta
3. William Ruto
4. Joshua Arap Sang

Now, to be clear; they aren’t guilty yet. Just going to continue with further trials and such. The only surprise there for me is Uhuru. Pretty sure he’d have been free seeing as palms were presumably gratuitously greased.

Anyhow, thoughts?

Who Am I Voting For in 2012?

Vote For Nobody Graffiti

Someone asked me the above question and I told them ‘Nobody’.

They laughed.

I didn’t.

I don’t expect much of the government. I expect even less from the president as an individual. As far as I’m concerned, the majority of politicians seeking office aren’t competent enough to operate a smartphone, so why trust them with a country in the 22nd century? Continue reading

Daily Dozen: 17/01

What have you done for your country? [DN]
Kenya no longer asleep, the chickens will come home to roost very soon [EAS]
Will Zuma never learn? [M&G]
Tunisia’s Revolution: Watching and waiting. [Economist]
I’ll say this much: Silvio Berlusconi has WAY better taste in women than Bill Clinton [Newsweek]
Nigeria’s Promise, Africa’s Hope [Chinua Achebe]
CSI South Africa: Apartheid’s last murder mystery [Independent]
Roots of Bitterness in a Region Threaten Sudan’s Future [NYT]
Is Mandela dying? [News24]
Doing business the pirate way [BBC]
Should American Women be allowed to serve in combat? [CNN]
Wikipedia’s 10th Anniversary: 10 Unforgettable Entries [TIME]

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The SoapBox: “Southern Sudan and Convenient Patriotism”


It’s annoyingly hard to not know what’s going on in Southern Sudan right now; every national media outlet has dedicated so much airtime to it that it’s apparently become a national priority. But as they vie for their independence from the rest of Sudan and bleed rivers for their struggles, at one point or another, we must all have wondered what our responsibility – or rather our interest – is really based on.

In one word: Continue reading

Daily Dozen: 2/04

The Passion of Kenya's Katiba Mpya..

One Step Closer to A New Constitution [Daily Nation]
President Kibaki to resign and call for fresh elections [Opalo]
Zimbabwe Switches to Linden Dollars [APP]
FIFA anthem move hits sour note [News24]
Knock, Knock! Who’s there? O’Campo! [AlJazeera]
Africa’s Forever Wars [FP]
No law will stop people wanting to get high [TO]
The 7 Most Motivational Quotes Ever Spoken [DLM]
German Firm Wins Right to Make Beer Called ‘Fucking Hell’ [Spiegel]
Chris Rock’s Controversial ‘Crackers’ Video [BVX]
Lusty scientists create the perfect robotic woman [Youtube]
10 words you need to stop misspelling [Oatmeal]

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