Fathima AZMIYA BADURDEEN. Mambo! Vol. XVII (4), 2020. Based on a qualitative methodology, this sociopolitical analysis looks into how national and county decision-making unfolded in Mombasa County, Kenya, during the COVID-19 epidemic. The article discusses the evidence-based decision-making and leadership on COVID-19 mitigating responses within a reactive, proactive and populist approach.
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Antoine KAUFFER. Mambo! vol. XVII (2), 2020. By focusing on the Kenyan case studies of a news platform, The Elephant, and a blog, Bikozulu, this article studies the way in which information is treated or produced in the context of a public health crisis, in this instance the Covid-19 pandemic. It aims to address the notion of alternative media, creativity and online audience, and more broadly access to different types of information in the contemporary period.
Vincent SIMA OLE. Mambo! vol. XVII (2), 2020. In Ngara, a busy area of Nairobi, the urban landscape is being dramatically transformed by the Kenyan state program to modernize Nairobi. This article explores the perception street vendors have of these changes and how they try to bypass or contest them. The analysis entails revisiting Kenya’s state governmentality at work in its local and daily making.
Dennis Ochieng OTIENO, Reuben M. MATHEKA & Dorothy NYAKWAKA, Mambo! vol. XVII (1), 2020. This article is about the rise and fall of Pan African Paper Mills, the paper factory that was central to the rapid development of Webuye town in the 1970s as well as to its decline in the 2010s. The development of Webuye was so rapid that it could not be compared to any other small towns in Western Kenya.
Aline C. RABELO. Mambo! vol. XVI (12), 2019. After several years in the Tanzanian courts, without any favourable resolutions, four pastoralist Maasai villages from Loliondo area decided to file a case against the government at the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) in 2017, now motivated by new evictions that happened that year. Filing a lawsuit collectively in this judicial level is unprecedented in the history of the Tanzanian pastoralist and hunter-gatherer peoples.
Marie-Aude FOUÉRÉ, Mambo! Vol. XVI (11), 2019. In Tanzania, since 1999, every 14th of October—Nyerere Day’s statutory holiday—celebrates Julius Nyerere, the Father of the Nation. But 2019 associates a round number, 20 years, with a re-election stake for Tanzania’s current president, John Magufuli.
Marie-Aude FOUÉRÉ. Mambo! Vol. XVI (11), 2019. En Tanzanie, depuis 1999, chaque 14 octobre (jour férié de Nyerere Day) est l’occasion de célébrer Julius Nyerere, le père de la nation. Mais 2019 a la particularité d’associer un chiffre rond, vingt ans, à un enjeu de réélection pour le président actuel, John Magufuli.
Florence WENZEK. Mambo! Vol. XVI (10), 2019. This paper focuses on micropolitics involved in the opening of a government girls’ school in Tanga, on the coast of Tanganyika, in the early 1930s. Through a study of elites’ involvement in the opening of the school, this paper deconstructs the colonial discourse concerning African and Muslim’s rejection of girls’ schooling.
Yanis MOKRI. Mambo! Vol. XVI (9), 2019. Since the 1940s, the history of coastal Kenya relies essentially on monumental trading centres studies of the last millennium and a half. On the contrary, hinterlands of those remarkable cities were not subjects of research before the late 1970s.
Léa BENOIT. Mambo! XVI (8), 2019. Produit «futile» par excellence, quasi comestible, périssable, la rose est pourtant la fleur coupée la plus commercialisée au monde, indispensable aux événements de la vie et aux fêtes calendaires. Elle est ainsi au cœur d’enjeux de développement durable pour de nombreux pays, et tout particulièrement le Kenya.
Léa BENOIT. Mambo! XVI (8), 2019. Although it is a “futile” product by excellence, almost edible and perishable, rose is the most commercialized cut flower in the world, indispensable for life events and calendar festivals. It is at the heart of sustainable development challenges for many countries, especially Kenya.
Mary Achieng’ OBUDHO. Mambo! XVI (7), 2019. This paper focuses on mbaka, in Luo language, among motorbike riders in a West Kenyan village at the shores of Lake Victoria. Mbaka refers to verbal games, focusing particularly on women and sexuality.
Kelsey HOFF, “The Ugandan Refugee Model Under Pressure: Protection and Justice in Refugee Settlements.” Mambo! XVI (6), 2019. Introduction The escalation of violence in South Sudan sparked a refugee crisis in the north of...
Ronan JACQUIN, “Between neoliberal bureaucratization and paternalism: Domination and protest at stake in a cash transfers programme in Uganda.” Mambo! Vol. XVI (4), 2019. Introduction The Ugandan government has been implementing a cash transfer...
Maëline LE LAY, “When Ngũgĩ Comes to Nairobi.” Mambo! Vol. XVI (5), 2019. On this hot Monday in February, the Nairobi National Theatre’s Main Auditorium was full. The eager and excited crowed had come to witness the launch of the latest book in Kikuyu by the great Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Kenda Muiyuru. Everyone was there.
Delphine FROMENT, “Diplomatic Gift in East Africa at the End of the 19th Century: Modalities and Issues of a Gift-Exchange Between the British Consulate in Zanzibar and a Chagga Chief in 1883.” Mambo! Vol....