Publikationen

wikimedia/public domain

Länderberichte

Steigende Spannungen zwischen Kenia und Somalia

von Christoph Schmidt

Konfliktpotential vor den ersten freien Wahlen in Somalia
Somalia gilt als das Pulverfass am Horn von Afrika. Vor allem als Rückzugs- und Rekrutierungsstätte des dschihadistischen Al-Qaida Ablegers Al-Shabaab stellt es ein großes internationales Sicherheitsrisiko dar. So kam es zu Beginn des Jahres zu Angriffen Al-Shabaabs auf Militärstützpunkte der USA und des Vereinigten Königreichs auf kenianischem Grund, sowie weitere Angriffe auf Zivilisten nahe der Grenze zu Somalia. Kenias Interesse in Somalia geht jedoch über den Kampf gegen Al-Shabaab hinaus. Vor allem der Streit um Öl- und Gasvorkommen vor der Küste führen seit Jahren zu gegenseitigen Provokationen. Anfang März folgte die bislang letzte Provokation nach einer Operation des somalischen Militärs gegen einen geflohenen Minister der Regierung von Jubaland State in der Nähe der kenianischen Grenzstadt Mandera. Präsident Kenyatta warnte Somalia daraufhin, „keinen Krieg zu provozieren“.

Länderberichte

Tektonische Verschiebungen in der politischen Landschaft Kenias?

von Jan Cernicky

Was verändern BBI und der Tod Mois?
Was verändern BBI und der Tod Mois? Am 4. Februar 2020 verstarb Kenias zweiter Präsident Daniel arap Moi. Durch sein Ableben ergeben sich neue politische Konstellationen, von denen besonders sein Sohn Gideon Moi zu profitieren scheint, der aktuelle Vorsitzende der KANU-Partei. Dies verstärkt eine Verschiebung politischer Konstellationen, welche ohnehin schon durch die Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) befeuert wird, durch welche eine Verfassungsreform vorbereitet wird.

Einzeltitel

Rethinking Democracy

Elections Past, Present and Future
On 2nd to 4th September, KAS Kenya held its second international conference on Rethinking Democracy. With a theme of Elections: Past, Present and Future; this conference brought together democracy stakeholders and elections practitioners across the world including political leaders, distinguished scholars, authors, media practitioners, election managers, university students and civil society representatives to deliberate on the subject of elections from a global, continental and local perspective. The publication captures detailed insights from the conference.

Länderberichte

Research Report: The Kenyan Digital Economy

The research report on Kenya’s digital economy presents a brief history of the events and technological developments that lead to and shaped the digital revolution in Kenya since the 1990s until today. What follows is a collection of different measures of the digital economy in Kenya. Despite greatly varying estimates depending on data source and methodology, the general picture that emerges is that Kenya’s ICT sector is smaller than in most developed but larger than in many developing countries and has accounted for a substantial share of Kenya’s economic growth in the last 15 years, outperforming all other sectors in terms of GDP growth. The sub-sectoral analysis reveals that the internet access, mobile money, IT hardware and audio and video content (incl. broadcasting) markets are the largest sub-sectors.

Länderberichte

Kampf der Korruption in Kenia

von Jan Cernicky, Thomas Tödtling

PR-Maßnahme oder langfristige Strategie?
Korruption ist in den vergangenen Monaten das zentrale Thema in der politischen Diskussion Kenias. Präsident Kenyatta hat einen „war on graft“ ausgerufen, der in den Medien als zentraler Bestandteil seiner letzten Amtszeit verstanden wird. Öffentlichkeitswirksam wurden illegal errichtete Gebäude abgerissen. Alle öffentlichen Angestellten müssen sich einem demütigenden „livestyle audit“ unterziehen, in welchem Ihre Vermögenssituation untersucht wird. Die Motive für dieses Vorgehen sind dabei unklar. Arbeitet der Präsident wirklich an seinem politischen Vermächtnis, zwingt die desaströse finanzielle Lage die Regierung zum Durchgreifen, oder ist alles eine geschickt inszenierte PR-Kampagne, der ein Machtkampf innerhalb der Regierung zugrunde liegt?

Einzeltitel

VISIT TO KENYA BY MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FROM THE BUNDESTAG IN GERMANY

From the 4th February to the 6th February 2019, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Kenia had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Christoph Ploss, a Member of Parliament from the Bundestag in Germany. During the three days, the Member of Parliament paid courtesy calls to the different leaderships of the Kenyan National Assembly. They included: the National Assembly Deputy Speaker Moses Cheboi accompanied by Majority Leader Aden Duale, Third Chairperson at the Speaker’s Panel Hon. Chritopher Omulele, the Majority Whip Hon. Benjamin Washiali and the Minority Whip Hon. Nuh Junet Sheikh. The discussions revolved around economic and political developments in Kenya and Germany and how best to continue strengthening these ties through political cooperation.

Einzeltitel

The Handshake - Where Does Kenya Stand in Opposition?

The March 9 handshake remains the principal highlight of Kenya’s post-election period. With the recent tour of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto accompanied by Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to Nyanza region - an opposition stronghold on the 13th December; the significant political developments still leave questions lingering among many Kenyans. As much as the handshake seeks to address nine mutual issues namely: ethnic antagonism, lack of a national ethos, inclusivity, devolution, divisive elections, security, corruption, shared prosperity and responsibility through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), there are still more underlying issues yet to be resolved.

Länderberichte

Strengthening the concept of Early Warning & Early Action for Disaster Risk Reduction & Food Security

This publication is a summary of seven discussion papers generated from successful applicants who submitted their discussion papers in respond to a call for papers by KAS. The publication begins by setting the geographical and social cultural context of Baringo and West Pokot counties. The main aim of this call for papers was to help refine existing knowledge on early warning within the area of food security in Baringo and West Pokot Counties.

Einzeltitel

International Reports: Global Security

The “golden age of security”, as the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig characterised the time before the First World War, ended just over 100 years ago. After the atrocities of two world wars and the end of the so-called Cold War, many hoped that the cessation of the East-West conflict would herald the beginning of a new era of security – but those remaining hopes were shattered no later than the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

Länderberichte

KAS Study on Use of Early Warning Systems & Integration of Data in Political Planning in West Pokot and Baringo Counties

This report is an account of a baseline study carried out in West Pokot and Baringo Counties on the utilization of EWS information in political planning by KAS. The study was informed by the fact that food emergency needs persist in the ASAL counties of Kenya despite availability of EWS data. The study thus, sought to investigate the notion that EWS information is not adequately incorporated in political planning.