On the left side of Kenya’s coat of arms, a white flower that once dotted the volcanic soils of the Great Rift Valley shines alongside pictures of the more famous tea and coffee crops, a symbol of the economic boon it once brought to one of Africa’s agricultural powerhouses. Yet the pyrethrum flower – also known as a chrysanthemum – has all but disappeared from the East African nation’s fertile lands, the victim of a familiar tale on the continent in the post-colonial era.
Kenya’s 2017 election is a confounding vote because it first carried the country and Africa into uncharted positive territory before returning it abruptly to familiar, dangerous political ground. In an unprecedented move in Africa, Kenya’s Supreme Court, citing irregularities in the transition of votes, accepted a challenge by losing candidate Raila Odinga and nullified the August 8 poll that had put President Uhuru Kenyatta back into power.
After President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decisive victory in the August 8 polls, the East African nation largely rejected opposition candidate Raila Odinga’s calls for protests over the results and went back to work. Contrast that with the scene a decade ago when Odinga made the same demands after losing to incumbent President Mwai Kibaki in a December 2007 election marred by fraud on both sides.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".