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Archaeology of a Rural Landscape (Tana Delta, Kenya)

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.

Les roses kényanes dans un marché global

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.

Kenyan Roses in a Global Market

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.

Refugees lining up to be registered in Bidibidi, November 2017. Photo: Hoff.

The Ugandan Refugee Model Under Pressure

Kelsey HOFF, “The Ugandan Refugee Model Under Pressure: Protection and Justice in Refugee Settlements.” Mambo! XVI (6), 2019. Download PDF Version Introduction The escalation of violence in South Sudan sparked a refugee crisis in...

When Ngũgĩ Comes to Nairobi

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.

Willy Mutunga, a Lifelong Activist

Marie WOLFROM, “Willy Mutunga, a life long activist”, Mambo!, Vol. XVI, (1), 2019 PDF Version Here. Genesis of an Activist Willy Mutunga hails from a modest background. Born on June 16 1947 in Kilonzo,...

Developing against Development, Kenya

Dulo Nyaoro, “Developing against Development: Resistance as Participation in Development Induced Displacement in Kenya,” Mambo!, Vol. XV, (6), 2018. PDF Version here. Introduction Mega development projects displaced more than 200 million people in the 20th...

Elaborating Public Action for Irrigation in Uganda

Charlotte TORRETTI1, “Elaborating Public Action for Irrigation in Uganda: Who Does What, Why and How?”, Mambo! Vol. XV, (5), 2018. PDF Version here. Introduction In Uganda, agricultural schemes introduced irrigation and rice mostly in the...

The Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons in Kenya

Robert WAWERU, “Challenges Faced in the Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons in Kenya” Mambo! XV (3), 2018. Contact the author : bobwaweru@gmail.com PDF Version here. Introduction This paper examines the initiatives that have been...

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