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Kenya’s independence from colonial rule: How the British off-loaded compensation costs on the poor

As it dawned on the British colonial authorities that their African colonial enterprise wasn’t working for them anymore, and it became clear that they would have to end colonial rule, they faced a tricky situation. Having invited English and South African whites to settle in Kenya left them with an inescapable obligation to compensate white settlers who did not wish to cast their lot with African majority rule.

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Will Calgary’s new mayor succeed where Obama has failed?

President Barack Obama is in the political doghouse today, but during his campaign, he not only mesmerized the public, he impressed much of the commentariat. What seasoned political observers found particularly impressive was the way he used 21st Century communication to build a nation-wide network of supporters, who were encouraged to organize their own campaigns in their home states, and who fed his campaign coffers with small donations.
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