• Having Friends in Power

    Having Friends in Power0

    Why aren’t you writing about it, a former colleague asked. She/He was referring to my practice of analyzing political appointments in Tanzania. In this case, it was in reference to her/his appointment. Her/His appointment, like those of a couple of my other colleagues,  has left me contemplating about what does it mean to have friends in echelons of

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  • Drones for Social Good in Uganda0

    Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Silver Kayondo, the Co-Founder and CEO of DroneNerds Africa (Uganda) Limited. The company specializes in frontiering the use of commercial drones/UAVs in agriculture, construction, GIS mapping, environmental compliance monitoring, and humanitarian refugee support in Uganda. During the meeting, we talked about the ways his company is helping

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  • Are African Elections Only Free and Fair When The Opposition Wins?

    Are African Elections Only Free and Fair When The Opposition Wins?0

    This is a question I found myself asking after Zimbabwe’s opposition – MDC Alliance vowed to challenge the results of the July 30 elections in court after the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) declared that President Emmerson Mnagagwa was dully elected president after winning more that 50 percent of the votes cast. The opposition camp had

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  • In Defence of Zimbabwe’s Rural Voter

    In Defence of Zimbabwe’s Rural Voter1

    When the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) started announcing the 2018 election results there was a lot of urban/social media anger at rural voters.  The numbers that were being announced were indicating that the ruling Zanu Pf party was winning parliamentary constituencies with comparatively wide margins. Some social media celebrities were quick to express their disdain

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Tyler Cowen (@MargRev) on how political correctness can serve as “a weapon against the American left”, distracting them (e.g. Warren’s DNA test) from being effective in driving policy: bloomberg.com/view/a…