• Saudi Arabia Offers Cheap Oil To Zambia

    Saudi Arabia Offers Cheap Oil To Zambia0

    The Saudi Arabian government, through the Saudi Fund for Development, has offered a US$20 million revolving fund to supply cheap oil to Zambia and reduce domestic fuel prices for the next five years. The oil money, which is being offered at a 3.5% interest, is meant to reduce Zambia’s fuel prices which are one of

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  • Will the People of Magufuli Eat Boils?0

    “Let them eat cake” – Marie Antoinette The presidential honeymoon is not yet over. President Magufuli is still enjoying the popularity he has earned in his holy war on grand corruption. Christened “bursting the boils”, this crusade is however raising eyebrows among champions of the rule of law. Such criticisms, or rather critiques, have not

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  • Africa Needs a Collective Thinking Space

    Africa Needs a Collective Thinking Space3

    It has become very common in the increasingly narrow global sphere to hear people correcting one another that Africa is not a country. Indeed, Africa is a continent with 50 plus countries; countries with distinct cultural traditions, regional and national dialects. There are estimated 1,500 – 2,000 languages spoken in Africa. These are important issues

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  • “Boys with tips” and “Girl with cake”

    “Boys with tips” and “Girl with cake”0

    When Girl with Cake was a thing, I wrote that even well-intentioned charitable giving should not be considered immune to criticism, as even that sort of charity can perpetuate stereotypes about the recipient. Another way in which charity could be criticized is if it’s inefficient – if the same efforts would be better directed elsewhere,

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  • Africa and the Age of Imagination

    Africa and the Age of Imagination0

    I have recently encountered a holistic debate about the future of the internet in Berlin, Germany. This at a very organic annual internet and society conference called re:publica. This was the tenth edition of this conference. It focuses on all things related to the internet, from algorithms, creative art, politics, digital colonialism, engineering, terrorism, health

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If I get this right, two of the country's top academics think what the DP said is "exciting" and "brilliant" regardless of whether it is true, no? Ama what am I missing? twitter.com/alexawit…