The slaughter last week of Kikuyus and Luos in Kenya reminded us that this is a world of tribes. How should wise governments deal with the reality of tribal loyalties and tribal violence?

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Posted by David Ignatius on January 10, 2008 3:38 PM


Originally from Pakistan, Anwer Sher is based in Dubai and writes for Gulf News, Khaleej Times and Emirates Today. His varied career experience includes banking, consulting, and real estate development. He has a Masters degree in International Relations.

Allegiance to the Clan

Don’t expect tribal countries to modernize peacefully, or overnight.

Anwer Sher Dubai, UAE | 23 COMMENTS
Jan 11, 2008 at 2:25 PM
Lamis Andoni is a Middle East consultant for Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based news station. She has been covering the Middle East for 20 years. She has reported for the Christian Science Monitor, the Financial Times and the main newspapers in Jordan. She was a professor at the Graduate School in UC Berkeley.

Globalizing Our Tribes

Lamis Andoni Doha, Qatar | 7 COMMENTS
Dr. Njogu is C.E.O of Twaweza Communications. He was previously Associate Professor of African languages and literatures at Kenyatta University.

Kenya’s Identity Crisis

Kimani Njogu Nairobi, Kenya | 34 COMMENTS
Miriam Leitao is a reporter and columnist for O Globo and Radio CBN in Brazil. She is also a commentator on Globo TV Network and runs her own blog,, hosted at Globo online at She was awarded Columbia University’s Maria Moors Cabot Prize in 2005.

Stop Tribal Manipulation

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» frank burns | The byline,"Wise governments don't manipulate their citizens' differences for political gain" is something that the Carl Rovian politickers in the US ...
» Sam Wekesa | There are Kenyans like me who do not vote and do not follow politics.I know better than to trust those clowns with my vote so, I resolve to keep away...
» James Wachai | Anybody who argues that the current conflict isn't ethically-related is living in a world of his own. I am a Kikuyu living in the United States. My ne...

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