Malawi has one of the highest rates of preterm birth in the world. Nearly 1 in 5 babies are born before 37 weeks of gestation. Globally, complications of prematurity, such … Continue reading
Malawi has a population of 16 million, yet, only one inpatient rehabilitation center for individuals with stroke, spinal cord injury, and similar conditions. With just 40 beds, the Kachere Rehabilitation … Continue reading
Beware when an official document of any sort begins with a disclaimer. More often than not, something fishy is going on in the background, and someone somewhere is trying to … Continue reading
This is an extract from a page in honour of Kanyama Chiume on Facebook. I’ve reposted it here because it echoes a lot of what I believe. Further, it’s undeniable … Continue reading
The issue of Cecil Rhodes’s statue being pelted with excrement has deeper issues, of the emerging free thinking young Africans who do not want to be influenced by warped views … Continue reading
“…I was going to have to go into my classroom and explain to my students why the adults in this country had allowed somebody to kill hope. Martin Luther King, for me, was hope for this country.”
The main African figures of the past have not been forgotten but their ethnicity has been erased, consciously or not, she adds.
“The people who have heard of Malik Ambar, for example, generally do not know he was Ethiopian. Does it mean that these men’s origin was so irrelevant that it was useless to mention it, or is this historical erasure the product of a conscious denial of the African contribution?” she asks.