This post is also available in: Français (French)




  • Maybe it is Time to Discuss Masculinity With Ugandan Men

    Maybe it is Time to Discuss Masculinity With Ugandan Men0

    It is lunch time my, colleagues and I are having the same argument that has become common talk at this office. This is an argument that has for a while now, popped up whenever I find myself in the company of men discussing Gender Roles. I am always defending my case that is: Ugandan men

    READ MORE
  • Commonwealth Steps Out of Zambia’s Political Dialogue Process

    Commonwealth Steps Out of Zambia’s Political Dialogue Process0

    Commonwealth has stepped out of Zambia’s political dialogue process aimed at addressing the country’s political impasse between the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) and the main opposition party United Party for National Development (UPND). The process has been handed over to local in-country facilitators. In August, 2017 Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland facilitated the release from

    READ MORE
  • Inclusion Matters: Internet Tariffs Too High for Most Malawians

    Inclusion Matters: Internet Tariffs Too High for Most Malawians0

    Those that closely follow Malawi’s telecommunication sector will not be surprised that Malawi has once again scored poorly on international ranking for poor Internet accessibility, given that access to the Internet remains very low in comparison with its regional neighbours—owing it to very expensive data tariffs by telecommunication operators, which are also subjected to punitive

    READ MORE
  • The Mnangagwa’s Unfinished Homework: The Need for a True Public Media

    The Mnangagwa’s Unfinished Homework: The Need for a True Public Media0

    The media comedies of errors by the Mnangagwa’s from the events of the past weeks have been interesting in the so-called ‘new dispensation’.  Since taking over the reins of the state in November last year in James Bond style, with the assistance of the military, Mnangagwa has been on a massive rebranding exercise aimed at

    READ MORE
  • Peaceful Tanzania: Back to the Future?

    Peaceful Tanzania: Back to the Future?0

    “In this great future, you can’t forget your past” – Bob Marley We are told historians cannot predict the future. They can only review the past. And they do so to illuminate the present. So, here I am reading those who can unpack the present and peek at the future of my beloved country. ‘Tanzania: Everyone is scared’ reads

    READ MORE
  • Another march of Christians violently repressed in the DRC

    Another march of Christians violently repressed in the DRC0

    In the past, the greatest enemy of the Congolese people was the fear. Today, we can say that the Congolese population has conquered fear and is now determined to assert its rights. It needed effective leadership to take its destiny. This leadership is now embodied by the Catholic Church. Parishes and places of worship have

    READ MORE
  • Innocent Victim? Not Exactly

    Innocent Victim? Not Exactly0

    The last few weeks have been rather trying for Kenyan media. The government’s criminal overreaction to the mock swearing in of Raila Odinga did not end with the shut down of the three leading television stations for over a week. Even after they were allowed back on air, the Uhuru Kenyatta administration has continued to

    READ MORE
  • DR Congo: An Electoral Commission under Kabila’s orders

    DR Congo: An Electoral Commission under Kabila’s orders0

    There are ten months left for the elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but there is no evidence that these elections will take place. And even if they take place on December 23, 2018 as planned, there is no guarantee that they will be free, transparent and democratic. Among the concerns of the

    READ MORE
  • Of Kenya’s ‘Illiberal’ Democracy

    Of Kenya’s ‘Illiberal’ Democracy0

    GUEST BLOG The recent happenings in Kenya call for sober reflection on the nature of our democracy, and by extension, our political culture. When we champion ourselves as a model of democracy in (East) Africa, is that an accurate description? Could it be that we are self-delusional?  As Marcus Tullius Cicero keenly noted, salus populi

    READ MORE
  • Ramaphosa, and the Soft Tyranny of Low Expectations

    Ramaphosa, and the Soft Tyranny of Low Expectations0

    South African social media have been even more intemperate than usual since Cyril Ramaphosa was elected ANC leader – and yes, I realise how implausible that might sound. It nevertheless strikes me as true in light of the volume of comment I read calling for President Zuma’s head (sometimes quite literally), now that he was

    READ MORE

Top Authors

Twitter

Aine

All responsible users of social networks should be protected - Dr Janneh #Africtivistes