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Patrick Gathara

Patrick Gathara

Who Today Speaks Of The Kenyans?

When, following the Second World War, the surviving Nazi and Japanese leaders, were arraigned in military courts to face charges of, amongst others, crimes against humanity, Chief Prosecutor Robert Jackson described the trials as “one of the most important tributes that Power has ever paid to Reason”. However, given that only crimes of the Axis Powers could be tried and that it was not a defense to argue that the Allies had done many of the same things the Axis Powers were being accused of, "one of the most important tributes that Power has ever paid to Reason” turned out to be little more than victors' justice.

Last week, nearly seventy years after Nuremberg, we witnessed another example of victors’ justice in a crimes against humanity trial. International Criminal Court prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, surprised no one with the admission that the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta with regard to the 2007/8 post election violence had practically collapsed. It perhaps was never a strong case to begin with and the ICC’s dismal track record in securing convictions does not inspire much confidence.  However, it would be hard to deny that the death knell for the case was… ( Read on! )
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To hell with economics (opinion)

President Jacob Zuma recently returned from Russia, a strange place to be for many when you’re in the middle of a crisis at home, as many a commentator here in South Africa has observed. Read more >

South African Civil Society Information Service (SACSIS), by Leonard Gentle* / 15.9.2014

Did South African spooks really rig Guinea’s elections? (opinion)

Johannesburg (South Africa) - ‘SA spooks fixed Guinea poll' ran the front page of the Mail & Guardian on Friday. Read more >

Daily Maverick (South Africa), by Simon Allison / 15.9.2014

How not to win hearts and minds

Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) - Movie night in Mouloud, Djibouti. Read more >

South African Civil Society Information Networks (SACSIS), by Nick Turse* / 15.9.2014

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