Njoki Wamai

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Cote d’Ivoire: Watching and Waiting

By Njoki Wamai

As the African Union (AU), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the US issue continuous warnings to the President of Cote d’Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo to step down, the former president seems ever more determined to stay. 

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A Royal Wedding at a Time of Austerity

By Njoki Wamai

News of Prince William’s engagement to Kate Middleton was quite a breath of fresh air at a time of austerity. Although this royal engagement and wedding comes at a very difficult time, it is a welcome announcement that will have profound repercussions not only on the Royal Family, but also on the City of London. 

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On Kenya's Rooftop

By Njoki Wamai

Having lived near Mount Kenya for most of my life in the town of Nyeri in the Central Province of Kenya, I have grown so accustomed to the mountain that I almost ignore it despite its imposing beauty. The jagged snow capped peak was part of my childhood scenery. I revered it but kept my distance.