• On Helen Zille and identity politics “destroying freedom”.

    On Helen Zille and identity politics “destroying freedom”.0

    September 17, 2018’s  Daily Maverick includes an opinion piece by the Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille, who asserts that identity politics is “destroying freedom”. The short version of this response to some of her claims might read something like “sure, identity politics might compromise freedom in some of its extreme manifestations, but never as reliably as racism,

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  • Happy Independence Day, Uganda

    Happy Independence Day, Uganda0

    I had a conversation with my Dad earlier today . He was ironing his red T-shirt when he remarked – this used to be a day when we all wore red because of UPC (Uganda People’s Congress), a political party known to exist from the 1960’s ME: But Kabaka Mutesa was given charge on Independence

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  • #FIFA18: Accessible and Affordable ICT’s, Africa’s Generational Battle

    #FIFA18: Accessible and Affordable ICT’s, Africa’s Generational Battle0

    In the Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon said “each generation must discover its mission, fulfil it, or betray it, in relative opacity.” For Africa and its people, for whom Fanon spoke for, this call to action is more daunting than it sounds, specifically for two specific reasons. First, general socioeconomic problems on the continent can hardly

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  • Zimbabwe’s Next Five Years0

    Political perspectives in Zimbabwe, at least after the recent 2018 general election, have tended to have a sense of immediacy and urgency.  Spurred on by the fundamentally zero-sum power games that our national elections are or their highly polarized nature, we tend to not look beyond our noses as to what it all means.  And

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  • Goodbye Kabila

    Goodbye Kabila0

    This is something that the Congolese would never have imagined a month or two ago : President Kabila leaving SADC. President Kabila said goodbye to his SADC heads of state counterparts last weekend in Windhoek, Namibia. We breathed a sigh of relief in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he finally committed to leave after the

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