All articles in 'Commentary'

Samuel Wanjiru: Disturbing Questions

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

20th June 2011
Law Making or Patronage Politics? Lessons from Car...

The McKinsey report indicates that by 2015, 13 percent of global oil production will take place in A...

5th November 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
Looking East: Zimbabwe's Lifeline

Why should Zimbabwe look West and lower its people’s living standards on the back of high interest l...

12th December 2010
Zimbabwe: Ethanol Key to Energy Independence

Ethanol can be blended with petrol or diesel, effectively allowing Zimbabwe to ''grow" some of its o...

5th November 2010
Tribalism and its Political Undercurrents

If the tribe was to be moved from the language and traditions level to a national level, what a beau...

17th January 2011
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
Wrong Focus is Nigeria's Undoing

Nigeria not only pursues wrong sectors, but sees politics as the only tool to develop

21st September 2010
Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi and Briefcase Journalism

Rotimi C. Amaechi, Governor of Rivers State  Photo courtesyMudsling and propaganda seem...

15th December 2011
Kenya Puts Funds in Torn Pockets

With corruption, wastage and unnecessary administrative costs, 20-30% of the allocated funds get to...

7th February 2011
COMESA Targets Africa's Economic Transformation

COMESA will champion the race to economic transformation through food security, value addition, dive...

7th February 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
9th IREN EA Media Training: A Participant's Voice

Media houses must contribute a certain percentage of space/airtime to accommodate development agenda

15th March 2011
'KKK Alliance' Threat to Kenya Cohesion

KKK has nothing else binding other than bringing the three big tribes in Kenya to win Executive powe...

29th January 2011
Kenya ICC Tussle: Old Order Vs New Order?

A section of the "Ocampo Six" (second row) at The Hague Photo courtesyVice President K...

11th April 2011
This is Africa's Time

Effective usage of Africa's natural resources will generate income for other investment

24th January 2011
Democracy Must be Nurtured

Even in Europe, more political participation is required. In many western countries as well, people...

22nd March 2011
Media Ought to Drive Development

Government control and propaganda, have done a disservice to the role of the media in nation buildin...

25th April 2011
The End of the Third World

Africa: Bidding bye to 'third world' status?The recent gridlock in Nairobi helped expose...

5th October 2010
The Economy Vs Ethical Capitalism

The economic sphere is neither ethically neutral, nor inherently inhuman and opposed to society.

8th November 2010
Negative ethnicity: Devouring Uganda?

My friend Angela has been an ardent supporter of Uganda’s opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FD...

8th December 2011
Urbanisation: The Detour

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

12th April 2011
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
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
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
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
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
Nigeria: Things Falling Apart?

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

8th December 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
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