Special Issue: Kenya's 2017 Presidential Elections | August 4, 2017

The Ethnicity Factor and Risk of Conflict in the 2017 Kenyan Elections

Kenya has held elections every five years since it obtained independence in 1963. The August 8, 2017, elections will be the country’s sixth since the end of one-party rule in 1991, and the second since the introduction of a new constitution in 2010. The elections also mark a decade since the worst political violence ever […]

Special Issue: Kenya's 2017 Presidential Elections | August 4, 2017

Party Doesn’t Matter: Ethnic Parties and Multiethnic Coalitions in Kenya

Since the historic merger of opposition parties ahead of the 2002 elections, political party formation and composition in Kenya has changed dramatically. In those elections, the National Alliance Rainbow Coalition (NARC)—the coalition of major opposition parties—was able to oust the Kenya African National Union (KANU) that had been in power for close to four decades. […]

Special Issue: Kenya's 2017 Presidential Elections | August 4, 2017

Special Issue: Kenya’s 2017 Presidential Elections

Kenyans go to the polls on August 8, 2017. President Uhuru Kenyatta of the ruling Jubilee Party is up against Raila Odinga, the veteran opposition leader from the National Super Alliance (NASA). While electoral contests involving incumbents are seen as routine processes with predictable outcomes in many African countries, the same cannot be said of […]

APN Grants and Fellowships | July 21, 2017

Introducing the APN’s 2017 Grant Recipients

The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of its Individual Research Grants and Book Manuscript Completion Grants. The 2017 Individual Research Grant cohort features sixteen individuals from twelve countries, including the APN’s first Individual Research Grant recipients from Egypt, Morocco, and Rwanda. Their […]

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