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The African Trumpet is a podcast run by The Elephant, a platform for engaging citizens to reflect, re-member and re-envision their society by interrogating the past, the present, to fashion a future.

The African Trumpet by The Elephant

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The African Trumpet is a podcast run by The Elephant, a platform for engaging citizens to reflect, re-member and re-envision their society by interrogating the past, the present, to fashion a future.

    How The Horn Of Africa Handles Elections

    How The Horn Of Africa Handles Elections

    Elections in some ways have been great drivers of conflict and tools of authoritarianism but they also bring about positive incremental change and provide some form of accountability. Our moderator Patrick Gathara, and discussants Rashid Abdi, Justin Willis and Samira Gaid reflect on the progress made in democratizing the East African region and what needs to be done to secure long-term gains. A partnership between Heinrich Boll Foundation, The Elephant and The Rift Valley Institute.

    • 22 min
    Do Political Parties Offer Any Value?

    Do Political Parties Offer Any Value?

    Elections in some ways have been great drivers of conflict and tools of authoritarianism but they also bring about positive incremental change and provide some form of accountability. Our moderator Patrick Gathara, and discussants Rashid Abdi, Justin Willis and Samira Gaid reflect on the progress made in democratizing the East African region and what needs to be done to secure long-term gains. A partnership between Heinrich Boll Foundation, The Elephant and The Rift Valley Institute.

    • 17 min
    What Are the Alternatives to Elections?

    What Are the Alternatives to Elections?

    Elections in some ways have been great drivers of conflict and tools of authoritarianism but they also bring about positive incremental change and provide some form of accountability. Our moderator Patrick Gathara, and discussants Rashid Abdi, Justin Willis and Samira Gaid reflect on the progress made in democratizing the East African region and what needs to be done to secure long-term gains. A partnership between Heinrich Boll Foundation, The Elephant and The Rift Valley Institute.

    • 23 min
    Are Elections Even Necessary?

    Are Elections Even Necessary?

    Elections in some ways have been great drivers of conflict and tools of authoritarianism but they also bring about positive incremental change and provide some form of accountability. Our moderator Patrick Gathara, and discussants Rashid Abdi, Justin Willis and Samira Gaid reflect on the progress made in democratizing the East African region and what needs to be done to secure long-term gains. A partnership between Heinrich Boll Foundation, The Elephant and The Rift Valley Institute.

    • 25 min
    Hunger and the World Food Day

    Hunger and the World Food Day

    Every day, hundreds of millions of people go to bed hungry. Three billion people cannot afford a healthy diet. Two billion are overweight or obese. Yet 462 million are underweight. Nearly a third of all food that is produced, is lost or wasted. How does a world of so much plenty struggle to feed so many of its inhabitants? The Elephant talks to Greenpeace Africa's Claire Nasike.

    • 36 min
    Jobs, Incomes and the 2022 Elections in Kenya

    Jobs, Incomes and the 2022 Elections in Kenya

    How are the respective players preparing for the upcoming elections? What role have they played in the past and how is that likely to change or evolve in the coming months? What will shape voter decision making and how does that feed the need for civic education? The Elephant speaks to the founder of Accountability Demand Net (ADN), Cyprian Nyamwamu.

    • 20 min

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