Stephen is editor of The Kenyan Spectator, a national weekly publishing from Nairobi. His main areas of interest are foreign relations, security and democracy as well as economy and information technology.
Friday, 5 December 2008 - 6:16am
Friday, 21 November 2008 - 7:09am
Because of escalating piracy, Africa's high seas are fast becoming dominated by foreign navies, raising questions about African countries' ability to secure their own waters.
Friday, 14 November 2008 - 5:57am
Thursday, 6 November 2008 - 5:35am
Monday, 3 November 2008 - 6:56am
Thursday, 18 September 2008 - 5:16am
A power-sharing deal hammered out in Zimbabwe suggests that African-style democracy has more to do with rigged elections and power-sharing deals than it does with actual political reform.
Friday, 8 August 2008 - 9:02am
Despite the negative associations tied to mercenaries, debate is stirring in Africa about whether the use of private soldiers should be formalized in a way that sidelines disreputable players but could help end intractable conflicts.
Friday, 1 August 2008 - 4:32am
Elections are regarded as a sign of democracy and stability, but many Africans are pondering the risks they can pose to national harmony when the results are disputed.
Friday, 11 July 2008 - 4:46am
New research carried out in five Horn of Africa countries shows the threat posed by shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles remains high and recommends that urgent action be taken by governments to counter the menace.
Monday, 7 July 2008 - 8:21pm