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Frank Holmquist


Kenya: On Edge, Rights at Risk

[Image of election campaign posters in Kenya. Image by Global Panorama/Flickr.]

Kenya is in a bad place. Violent attacks from Al-Shabaab, an Islamist group out of Somalia and an Al Qaeda affiliate, and smaller violent attacks and conflicts involving known and unknown sources in rural and urban settings, as well as a rise in general street level crime, have created an insecure, anxious, and deeply divided population. They have also created a problematic context for the protection of democratic rights. Last September Al-Shabaab said it executed the attack ...

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Frank Holmquist


Frank Holmquist is professor emeritus of politics at the School of Critical Social Inquiry at Hamsphire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and a former Board Member of the African Studies Association. His interests are in comparative politics, peasant political economy, and African democratization and development