"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


kenya votes

Kenya's citizens votes on whether to adopt a new constitution today. I'll be paying particularly close attention to events in the Rift Valley, where longstanding conflicts over land rights that have their roots in colonial resettlement schemes continue to simmer.

I'm also very interested in the role that Ushahidi's Uchaguzi election monitoring platform will play in reporting potential problems. If you're in Kenya and witness any problems at your voting station or in your community, you can report it by SMS to 3081. This is remarkable technology that has huge potential for increasing democratic accountability all over the world.


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