Analysis of Kenya after the elections

Kristine Höglund and Emma Elfversson, together with Anders Sjögren at the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), have written an article (in Swedish) which analyses the situation in Kenya after the August election and the November presidential election re-run. The article, published by the web-based magazine Mänsklig Säkerhet (Human Security), highlights a number of worrying signs of increasing centralization of power, repression of opposition elements, and excessive use of force by police against protesters. The article is available here.

Development Studies Day

On 6 December, Emma Elfversson participated in the Development Studies Day (a one-day interdisciplinary conference in Uppsala) and presented the paper “Drivers and manifestations of urban violence: Illustrations from Nairobi, Kenya”, co-authored with Kristine Höglund. The paper seeks to map out different forms of urban violence in the context of Nairobi, one of the project cases, and to understand how they relate to each other and to other forms of conflict and violence in Kenya.