All articles in 'Commentary'


China-Africa Trade: Opportunity or Threat ?

Why should poor SA consumers be prevented from obtaining goods they prefer or can better afford beca...

5th April 2010
Why Kenya Police Need Remedial Attention

Ever wondered why it is just one guy who appears in media pictures dusting crime scenes in a city of...

19th July 2010
Kenya: A Case for Direct Democracy

Direct democracy urgently needs to be operationalised in Kenya so that the voters do not merely get...

17th September 2011
Money Laundering: US Stand on Africa Healthy

The US is ready to work with African State institutions to curb corruption and money laundering.

15th November 2010
Critics Hitting Obama Below the Belt

Obama has cheerleeders amidst criticism P. courtesyPresident Barrack Obama faces tough c...

20th September 2010
English Expressions Deliberately Undermining Afric...

The word "black" has been cleverly used to describe anything ugly, bad, evil, and sinister.

3rd May 2010
Africa’s Century: Is the West Changing Tactic?

Re-emerging and old powers are signalling that Africa holds the key to stabilizing the world's econo...

27th July 2010
Africa and the Politics of Identity

The crisis of identity sits hand in hand with all the other crises that African people are faced wit...

5th July 2010
Urbanisation: The Detour

Nairobi’s social and spatial inequalities make me wonder. Why are some people so rich while others s...

12th April 2011
Africa Has a Bright Future

There is need to interrogate the imperial discourse designed to justify various types of recolonisat...

2nd August 2010
Archbishop Palmer-Buckle’s “Funeral Oration”

Instead of spending hugely on the dead, Ghanaians must establish an endowment fund in memory of the...

1st November 2010
What the Abuja Bomb Blasts Reveal

Independence celebrations are meant to be joyful occasions. And for a country like Nigeria that face...

5th October 2010
Mandela: Eclipsing Other Luminaries?

Mandela celebrates his birthday    Photo CourtesyThere is this crazy thing about the cel...

19th July 2010
NACADA Should Involve Stakeholders

The National Agency for the Campaign Against Drug Abuse Authority (NACADA) has its job cut out to en...

7th December 2010
Electricity Firm Milking Consumers Dry

The recent news that the Kenya Power & Lighting Company (KPLC) had obtained a loan form the World Ba...

7th May 2010
Asantehene: Balancing Tradition and Modernity

Part of the solutions in dealing with the conundrum between tradition and modernity may be the Colli...

22nd March 2010
Ghana: The 'Rational' vs 'Irrational' in Combat

Belief in witchcraft is a real danger to the survival of the African civilization. Mixed with povert...

29th November 2010
EITI Pays Dividends in Tanzania

EITI is aligned with Tanzania's policy of promoting transparency and accountability in the manageme...

4th March 2011
Employment: Kenya Youth Grow Impatient

The trend in the Arab world should give our political leadership an urgency to improve the younger g...

28th March 2011
Conflict between the Regular & AP Police Forces: M...

Kenya is not the only country with law enforcement agencies that have overlapping mandates. The Unit...

6th July 2009
Do South Africans Have an Identity as a Nation?

Historical consciousness is the most solid rampart of the cultural security of a people. Historical...

20th July 2009
Coalition Government: Are Youths Bracing for the...

Kenyans' future will not be secured if the recourse is always to appoint older Kenyans to fix the m...

5th May 2009
Will Secession Tear Uganda Apart?

All Ugandans, without exception, pay taxes and have a right to benefit from their taxes.

25th May 2009
Maize Saga: Who will Save Innocent Kenyans?

Just how deep is Kenya's Prime Minister, Hon.Raila Odinga, involved in the contaminated maize scanda...

18th June 2009
Reversing Africa's Cultural Genocide

African culture is part of the remaining 15,000 cultures worldwide. Largely undocumented, this nativ...

14th July 2009
Obama Redefined the Door of No Return

Obama's hard hitting statements on Africa's tyrannical leaders, corruption, tribalism and lack of in...

14th July 2009
Migingo Island Saga: Is Museveni a Scapegoat?

Our anger should not be directed at Museveni but to those at whose behest, he held the Migingo brief...

19th May 2009
Jacob Zuma: People's President But...!

The obsession with whether Africa National Congress garnered a two thirds majority or not by Western...

28th April 2009
Is Hellen Zille a Racist?

To get off hook, it’s become a norm for Africa’s thieves to take camouflage in race, colonialism and...

8th June 2009
Does Kenya's Fourth Estate Understand War?

What dispute does Kenya have against the group or the Somali populace who support the militia? What...

29th June 2009
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