Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: Kenya

Global Pulse: A crackdown on the Kenyan media puts their democracy in danger

The President, Uhuru Kenyatta, has implemented a media crackdown and has been trying to change election legislation.

Global Pulse: China’s a step closer to one-man rule; the faults in the European project

China just edged a step closer to one-man rule after Xi Jinping did not include a clear successor while unveiling the new line-up to the Communist Party’s Politburo Standing Committee.

Global Pulse: Eastern countries are symbols of EU’s failure; Boko Haram’s gruesome record

Once a beacon for post-Communist integration into Europe, the Vicegrad Group now symbolises the European Union's failure.

Global Pulse: Kenya’s chief justice is a national hero, why is Trump alienating Seoul?

In a first in not just Kenya, but even Africa, the Supreme Court has invalidated last month’s re-election and called for fresh polls.

Global Pulse: Noose tightens on Netanyahu, French don’t want a ‘first lady’, Kenya fears results

Political and public pressure could be mounting on Netanyahu as the PM faces investigations in two graft cases.

GLOBAL PULSE: Comey’s G-Man act, Corbyn loses but wins big and Kenya’s Lunatic Express

JAMES COMEY PLAYS BOTH G-MAN AND VICTIM The Washington Post said Comey's was a it the “performance of a lifetime”.

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.