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Out goes Godec and in comes political appointee

President Donald Trump on Wednesday appointed Senator Kyle McCarter of Illinois to replace Robert Godec as the US Ambassador to Kenya. McCarter, an ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary — a diplomatic official of the highest rank — has been a senator in the Illinois State General Assembly since 2009. He has …

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Political change in China and Kenya: Elite musical chairs?

President Uhuru Kenyatta, his Deputy William Ruto, Nasa leader Raila Odinga and President Kalonzo Musyoka at State House in 2013. By (almost) all accounts, the Harambee House meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has produced a major shift in Kenya’s political landscape, even if its …

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