All articles in 'Commentary'


Nigeria: Things Falling Apart?

All over the world, oligarchies are being challenged; dictators are being disgraced and universal or...

8th December 2011
Gender Inequality and Development Paralysis in Gha...

Unless the government and traditional authorities empower women, our dream of catching up with the a...

5th April 2010
Samuel Wanjiru: Disturbing Questions

In the Western world, when a tragedy occurs; thorough investigations are swiftly conducted and preve...

20th June 2011
The West's Hand in African Affairs

General William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, meets with students from th...

26th July 2010
African Union Off - Radar as Missiles Rain in Afri...

By disconnecting themselves from the people, African leaders and AU have handed over the radar to fo...

21st March 2011
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
Urbanisation: The Detour

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

12th April 2011
Harambee Spirit Drives the Philippines

Brigada Eskwela is the true essence of the spirit of ‘Harambee’ at play in the Philippines

30th May 2011
One Africa - One Voice Against Hunger

On 25 August, we expect that dignitaries from Africa and far beyond the continent will give focused...

16th August 2011
Corruption: Kenya Must Shun 'Painkiller' Approach

Africans must seek to replace government systems that have sustained them on economic inefficiency a...

23rd February 2010
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
Hands-Off Policy to Solve the Unemployment Problem

In SA, for every three existing jobs, one more will have to be added if today’s unemployed are to be...

29th January 2011
EITI Pays Dividends in Tanzania

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

4th March 2011
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
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
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
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
Africa Has a Bright Future

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

2nd August 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
Mandela: Eclipsing Other Luminaries?

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

19th July 2010
English Expressions Deliberately Undermining Afric...

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

3rd May 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
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
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
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