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Martin Kimani is amabassador and Head of Mission for the Kenya Permanent Mission to the UN in Nairobi. Previously, he was director of the Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism in the Horn of Africa. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and an associate fellow at the Conflict, Security and Development Group at King's College London, where he completed a doctorate in war studies. He was recently acting director of the Ansari Africa program at the Atlantic Council and a senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies. Martin was a teaching fellow at the UK Joint Services Command and Staff College and established the Africa Division at Exclusive Analysis Ltd., a political risk analysis firm. In spring 2013, Martin will publish a book on power and the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He has written for Granta Magazine, Süddeutschen Zeitung, Chimurenga, Farafina, The East African, Kwani? and Juxtapoz among others. He is a Fellow of the second class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-East Africa. He is a Fellow of the second class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-East Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.