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About Valentina Baú

Valentina Baú is a PhD candidate at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia). Her work has been focused on the various uses of communication for development. With her current doctorate research, she looks at the application of development communication in peacebuilding processes.

Articles by Valentina Baú

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Five years on: identity and Kenya's post-election violence

As Kenyan citizens prepare to return to the polls in March this year, Valentina Baú looks at what made the Rift Valley one of the hotspots of the 2007/2008 violence. Although the country is calling for harmony during and after election time, ethnic tensions may be an obstacle to peace if not adequately understood and addressed.

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