It is not the first time Kenyan elections have made headlines, following the historic days of the strong rule of President Jomo Kenyatta at Independence in 1964, when the election had divided the people ethnically into parties between Kenyatta’s Kikuyu-dominated Kanu Party and the Luo. In 1969 one-party rule followed, with Kanu winning every election until 1988, beyond Kenyatta’s death in 1978. Multi-parties were restored in 1992.
Africa is one of the continents most affected by climate change, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Key development sectors have already suffered widespread losses and damage, such as loss of biodiversity, water scarcity, reduced food production, loss of life and reduced economic growth. IPCC explained that Africans are disproportionately employed in climate-exposed industries: In sub-Saharan Africa, 55-62% farm workers are employed in agriculture and 95% of arable land is rain-irrigated.
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We would like to point out that the event takes place during the Frankfurt Days of Exile, to which a rich program of talks and exhibitions on persecution, flight and reception is offered, see below. The references to Ruth’s difficult but also enriching life experiences will be manifold, and we can look forward to the words of the laudator Lutz Kliche and Ruth Weiss speech on this special honor!