East Africa Today: An interview with Abdullahi Boru
In episode 8, East Africa Today speaks with Mr. Abdullahi Boru, the Horn of Africa Analyst at the International Crisis Group (ICG). Mr. Boru is a longtime fan of Arsenal Football Club and expressed his frustrations about the state of Arsenal, whether Arsene Wenger's time is up and why the club seems to consistently export good players rather than keeping them. Mr. Boru then gives us his insights about the Kenyan elections expected to be held in March 2013 and the consequences of the various alliances that have formed in recent weeks. He also gives us three possible scenarios on what will happen when Kenyans go to the polls.
As the Horn of Africa Analyst with ICG, Mr. Boru covers Kenya and Uganda and has been involved with various reports that cover Kenyan politics and security. Prior to joining Crisis Group, Mr. Boru worked as a Program Officer with the World Federation of United Nations Associations in New York where he coordinated and developed youth programs and activities. Mr. Boru has also worked as a producer and reporter with the BBC East Africa Bureau both during his time in New York and also in Kenya during the post-election violence in 2007-2008. At the time he covered the campaigns, elections and post-election violence.
Mr. Boru has spent a lot of time working at different United Nations organizations in New York and with non-governmental organizations in East Africa, focusing on conflict issues. Mr. Boru holds a Bachelor of Arts from Makerere University and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. At Columbia he analyzed issues of international conflict, election violence and post-conflict reconciliation in Kenya for the United Nations Studies Program.
You can follow Mr. Boru on Twitter: @QulshTM
Photo: Abdullahi Boru