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BBC World Questions Nairobi, Nov. 7 2017 @ the University of Nairobi

Date: November 7, 2017
Venue: Manu Chandaria Auditorium – at the University of Nairobi
Entrance: Prior Registration – (Registration link)

The BBC World Service is holding a series of debates across the world in a time of change. BBC World Questions – an international series of English language events created with the British Council – allows the public to question their politicians, leaders and opinion formers directly face to face. The debates are led entirely by questions from the audience who are able to have their points heard around the world.

On November 7th, BBC World Questions comes to the University of Nairobi to host a debate on the future of Kenya. Kenya has the largest economy in Central and Eastern Africa. It’s a world-leader in the production of black tea and the export of flowers, its extraordinary wildlife draws in visitors from across the globe, and its long distance runners are way ahead of the international competition. Kenya is a proud democracy with a liberal economy, but the country is in deep crisis. Amidst accusations of electoral fraud and counter accusations of a ‘judicial coup’, the Presidential Election of August 8th was declared void by Kenya’s Supreme Court and a re-run was ordered. The situation has still not resolved.

Who can govern Kenya? How should a government tackle endemic issues like corruption, youth unemployment and security? What can be done to end the disturbances on the street and bring Kenyans together in acceptance of a legitimate government?

The BBC’s Jonathan Dimbleby will be joined by a panel of leading politicians and thinkers in a debate lead entirely by questions from a public audience that will be heard around the world. The panelists will be confirmed soon.

The programme will be recorded on 7th November at the University of Nairobi at 6 pm.

To join in the debate and be part of the audience please apply for FREE tickets, here


October 19, 2017 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Kistrech International Poetry Festival 2017, Oct. 5-9 2017 @ Kisii University

Dates: October 5-9, 2017
Venues: Kisii University, Mara Game Reserve, & University of Nairobi

For more information, visit the official festival website.

September 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Discussion:“The F-Word”: What is the Place of Feminism in Contemporary Kenya? Sept. 7 2017 @ BIEA

Date: September 7, 2017
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Panelists: Hon. Dr. Nancy Baraza (University of Nairobi), Dr. Agnes Meroka (University of Nairobi), Job Akuno (KEMEA) and Brenda Wambui (FRIDA).

September 5, 2017 at 1:10 pm Leave a comment

Festival of Architecture: Five Defining Decades of the Built Environment, May 24-31 2017 @ ADD – UoN & National Museum

Dates: May 24-31, 2017
Venue: ADD – University of Nairobi & Nairobi National Museum

May 24, 2017 at 4:18 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Innovation Week – Arts: Creative Entrepreneurship & Innovation Conversation, Mar. 8 2017 @ Taifa Hall – UoN

Date: March 8, 2017
Venue: Taifa Hall, University of Nairobi
Time: from 2 pm
Entry: Free

March 2, 2017 at 3:22 pm Leave a comment

Discussion and Book Launch: The State of Democracy in Africa… and Kenya, Aug. 24 2016 @ BIEA

Nic Cheeseman at BIEA
Discussion and Book Launch with the Author of new publication, Democracy in Africa, Dr. Nic Cheeseman, Oxford University
Discussant – Dr. Godwin Murunga, University of Nairobi

Date: August 24, 2016
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa Nairobi
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dr. Nic Cheeseman will talk about the findings of his recent book, Democracy in Africa, and its implications for the prospects democracy in Africa and, more specifically, in Kenya. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the history of democracy in Africa and explains why the continent’s democratic experiments have so often failed and how they could succeed. In it, Dr Cheeseman grapples with some of the most important questions facing Africa and democracy today, including whether international actors should try and promote democracy abroad, how to design political systems that manage ethnic diversity, and why democratic governments often make bad policy decisions.

Beginning in the colonial period with the introduction of multi-party elections and ending in 2013 with the collapse of democracy in Mali and South Sudan, the book describes the rise of authoritarian states in the 1970s; the attempts of trade unions and some religious groups to check the abuse of power in the 1980s; the remarkable return of multiparty politics in the 1990s; and finally, the tragic tendency for elections to exacerbate corruption and violence. Copies of the book will be on sale at the event at a discounted rate……

Read more here

August 17, 2016 at 6:54 pm Leave a comment

Concert/Launch: Ni Show Power, May 15 2016 @ Chancellors Court – University of Nairobi

Ni Show Power
Date: May 15, 2016
Venue: Chancellors Court, Graduation Square, University of Nairobi
Time: 12-8 pm
Entry: Free*

Performances by: Juliani, Khaligraph Jones, Octopizzo, Sarabi and Sauti Sol

Get your free #nishowpower ticket here (a must for attending the gig)

Find more information here

May 11, 2016 at 6:24 pm Leave a comment

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