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The research project examines Kenya‘s devolved system of government that came into effect with in 2013. The devolved system of government is articulated by the new constitution that was promulgated on the 27th of August 2010 but took effect in 2013 following the assumption of Office of  a new government. The study examines  this new system of governance and how it has impacted on the lives of Kenyans both negatively and positively. It also draws lessons for other African countries that might be interested in a similar  devolution process.

This research project  discusses  the  influence Hollywood films  have  had  in a post  9/11 security era across weak states. In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, terrorism has become more frequent in Kenya undertaken by Al Qaeda affiliate terror organization Al Shabaab. These attacks persisted and become more frequent and deadly in both scale and casualties after Kenya‟s incursion into Somalia in 2011 signifying enormous complexity of the terror organization with respect to structure, mode of attacks, and the area under its command in Somalia.

The rate of drug trafficking in Africa has increased over the decades; In West Africa, in particular, it has assumed an alarming proportion. Despite existing protocols signed to deal with this illicit trade, the Economic Community of West African States [ECOWAS] receives a report almost daily on the seizure of narcotics from at least one of their members. This chapter provides a preliminary view of the nature and background study of drug trafficking and abuse, and its effects on development and governance, but mainly the security of the people in the region.

Conflict is defined as disagreement between two or more parties. It manifests itself as either structural or violent. According to Johan Galtung, he clearly states that structural conflict emanates from conditions in which structures of society deny people the full realization of their potential. Further highlighting, if structural conflict is not controlled it leads to overt violence, in which the highest apex of violence is war.

 

East Africa Legislative Assembly is the legislative arm of the EAC. It’s mandated to exercise legislative powers on behave of the community and therefore has a major role to play in the achievement of the goal of integrating the East African region. Despite the fact that regional integration brings about both the internal and external growth, it is also faced with a lot of challenges that slow down its pace. Although some African leaders do support the process of regional integration, it still lugs behind as compared to some regional integrations around the world.

The world produces much more food than is required to provide everyone with an adequate diet, yet 800 million people, almost one person in seven do not have enough to eat. Approximately

Human trafficking is a transnational organised crime which violates the human rights of the victims and constitutes a threat to the security along the northern corridor and the destination countries of the victims. It is a complex phenomenon which can be assessed by analysing how social policies, neighbour policies, or economic development policies influence human trafficking.

Foreign aid and national development. Case study Kenya

A Vigorous debate has raged for some time now over the effectiveness of foreign aid. It is often criticized for not having contributed to economic growth and poverty reduction. Prominent critics of foreign aid such as William Easterly, Dambisa Moyo, and Farah Abuzeid recite many of their findings about aid ineffectiveness. 1 Not only that but also historical evidence has proven aid ineffectiveness on the basis of that it is never purely philanthropic for example in the case of sub-Saharan Africa, which remains to be one of the poorest regions yet receives the most amount of aid.

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