One might argue that Ugali is Kenya’s staple food, predominantly prepared using maize flour. This explains the unending debate surrounding maize in Kenya with shortages being reported more times than the Kenyan government is associated with respecting human rights. What …Continue reading
October 9 marks 55 years since Uganda’s independence in 1962. The country’s economy has seen many changes during this time, affected by periods of political instability, civil war, fluctuating global commodity prices, and various economic reform.
October 9 marks 55 …Continue reading
In the aftermath of the Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), we must resist the slightest extension of what is true and fake. We must resist the temptation to be swept by a social media frenzy fed on ignorance.
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Many years ago, the brilliant Lucius Banda had a lamenting line in one of his haunting songs, in which he mimics an Asian boast: dziko ndi wanu, ndalama ndi wathu (you, Malawians, own the country but we, Asians, have the …Continue reading
Fifty eight years after gaining independence, how has Nigeria fared so far? Despite the tag Giant of Africa, Nigeria has not risen to its full potential.
Studying the trajectory of Nigeria’s history since independence is like reading the account of …Continue reading
One of the great fallacies one still hears today is that feminism started in the Global North and found its way to the Global South. Another is that universal understandings of women’s rights as embodied in UN treaties and conventions …Continue reading
Despite immense mineral wealth, Africa’s economic success stories are few. Outside Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius, and Rwanda, economies on the continent have been held back by decades of state interventionism, corruption, petulant government spending, and irresponsible borrowing. National debts have reached …Continue reading