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  •  the Kenya Puzzle article... (6+ / 0-)

    ...in the closing paragraph of the excerpt, it reads...

    Fine detail of the sort depicted by Gitonga is inevitably lost when viewed from afar. Seen from the West, Kenya, like so many other countries in the region, seems to veer from boom to bust; in one era it earns praise for a thriving economy, while in the next it's cited for poverty and corruption.
    The author is actually pointing to a characteristic of the fluctuation of Western media, attention span, and perspective, rather than defining characteristics of Kenya and other countries in the region.

    In the region, boom and bust exists simultaneously in most if not all of the countries - different areas, different economic sectors being exploited while others are neglected and sometimes actively impoverished. Boom and bust can be seen alongside each other in many locales.

    It's the Western media, attention span, and perspective that varies on what is presented as topical or the current reality.

    Cheers & Happy Friday, all...

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