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Why are African parents fond of giving their children non-African names?

A few weeks ago I watched the video on this article in which a lady passionately encouraged other women to be proud of their African sounding names, and it got … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · 4 Comments


My contention with the narrative of the ‘failure’ of communism can be summarised in one sentence: How can an ideology that was under constant attack (including sabotage) and which wasn’t … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Illicit financial outflows from Africa crippling continent’s development – UN

This is From 6th February 2014 United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and former South African President Thabo Mbeki today stressed the need for global efforts to address the problem … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Other: What people say about Migrants

Once every now and again something happens that prompts me to troll through the comments people leave in response to articles on news websites. This exercise is purely a curiosity … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Addressing the roots of Economic Disparities

 I choose to write about these things because the plight of my people is tied to historical events which most of them do not know about. We are poor today, … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

Population Growth Management Initiative

  “I did it out of desperation,” said Devi, 25, as she lay on the concrete floor recuperating at the clinic in the state of Bihar. “We’re so poor, we … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Growing African economies that will work for African people

Tanzania just announced that it will dump English as its official language in schools, opting for Kiswahili instead. This morning, I read this article that somehow appears to suggest that … Continue reading

April 5, 2015 · Leave a comment