Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Kenya elections - see our recommended academic resources

Elections have been taking place in Kenya.
Here are some recommended academic resources for further research.
The BBC has an FAQ on the issues at stake. This guide also has links to photos, video content and voices from the electorate.
The BBC world service also has a useful Africa today podcast
Kenyan government websites (these may not be accessible as often down) Independent Boundaries Commission.

Useful news stories.
get coverage of polls, candidates and analysis.
All news stories from Africa.
Daily Nation Kenya

Has a social media sentiment tracker and blogs with discussion.
Standard media is another news service based in Kenya
Sabahi news

Election Monitors.
The following sites specialise in monitoring elections. Look for reports on violence and violation of human rights.
EU observation mission.
Carter Center .
Kenya National Commission human rights.
Kofi Annan Foundation
IFES - includes current and historic news about the electoral system.
Elections observation group. Kenyan based observers.
Kenyan Elections 2013- Peaceful Prevention and Community Reporting Project . The project is an initiative of the African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams, and works through the Friends (Quaker) church

ushaidi tool for citizens to monitor violence on maps. previous violence 2008. see also the blog.
and presentation.

Human Rights background.
International Crisis Group- background on human rights and the election.
ushaidi tool for citizens to monitor violence on maps.

Council on Foreign Relations background and discussion from the US think tank.
ICC court details of Kenyan cases
Human Rights Watch.
Amnesty International

EISA  South Africa is excellent at offering links and some full text reports from government and monitoring agencies.  
It has a Kenyan election archive.

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