The Ilemi Triangle is a historically volatile strip of land at the Northwest tip of the Kenyan Border with South Sudan and Ethiopia. A quiet dispute exists between Kenya and South Sudan on its ownership.The Turkana and Dassanech tribes have been fighting for the Triangle’s grazing rights since pre-colonial times. Rumors of oil deposits will only make make the future more perilous.
The Mau Mau Movement employed advance survival tactics similar to those of other highly successful insurgency movements such as the Viet Cong or the FLN of Algeria.
We look back to the golden era of the Kenya National football team. At the 1987 4th All Africa Games, the team overcame low expectations to reach the finals where Kenya narrowly lost to Egypt. In fact, 1987 turned out to be a great year for Kenya Football at both the national and club levels.
In the early 1900s the Somali people mounted resistance against the British, Italians and Menelik II of Ethiopia before the Italians and the British partitioned Somaliland for themselves. In the 1940’s local branches of the Somalia Youth League ensured continuous resistance to colonial occupation and rule.
Makhan Singh (1913-1973) was a trade unionist who formed Kenya’s first trade union in 1935, the Labour Trade Union of Kenya. He spent a total of 16 years behind bars both in India and Kenya for his political activities against the British.