Recently I had a long thread about what people wished for christmas on my facebook profile. The largest; probably up to 80% wanted phones or laptops. Just about 5% needed money for business or equipments. The rest had some need that was too vague to quantify. Take not that I stay in South Africa but my audience is mostly Nigerian. The next day we had a thread where I … [Read more...] about Takers outnumber Givers in Africa: Why Class Struggles Must Remain!
By now almost anyone with an interest in African politics is aware of the “coup that is not a coup” that occurred in Zimbabwe nearly two weeks ago. On November 14th, 2017 members of the Zimbabwe Defense Forces (ZDF) detained President Mugabe and his family and some other Mugabe loyalists and commandeered the national broadcasting system in an action the ZDF dubbed “Operation … [Read more...] about What’s next for Zimbabwe after the “coup”
Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, 73, was reportedly discharged from a Khartoum hospital in January 2017 after undergoing a cardiac catheterisation procedure. Mujtaba, who is 35 years younger than Mr. al-Bashir, suffered a similar heart scare in January and underwent the same procedure in a neighbouring hospital. Mujtaba may not be an ICC-wanted head of state like Mr. … [Read more...] about In Sudan globalisation is bad for the heart?
When Education Minister, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh expressed concerns over the low grades students had in science and math in Ghana this raised increased awareness for African parents that their children may not be prepared for many careers that require science and math skills. GhanaWeb General News 19/Feb/17 Professor William Jackson Dr. Prempeh understands how critical … [Read more...] about What is STEM and Why African Parents Should Care in 2017
Attending WordCampUSA Philly was a great opportunity to join over 1800 bloggers, developers, programmers, users and even educators. Joining together to learn, share, and collaborate on a platform that allows for dynamic content to be posted in diverse digital environments. Attending with my students Joshua Rodriguez, a junior studying Biology and Johnathan Gregory a junior … [Read more...] about Africans Can Learn from WordCamps