The subject of African identity is a subject that needs more attention and plays a big role in influencing our self-image. Before I left Africa for studies in Russia, I was used to my environment of black people and there was nothing that would get me to look at myself from an African perspective. My aspirations were limited to my sphere of exposure, I wasn’t really in touch … [Read more...] about Trading present rejection with future acceptance from an African perspective
The economic divide between the rich and the poor in Africa is enormous. There can never be a similarity of the kind of lives people lead on either side. This article is not a discussion about the rich or the poor. I am simply addressing the African political leader. These are all the elected leaders of Africa from representatives of the smallest units to the Heads of State … [Read more...] about Dear Mr. African Politician
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?
On 7th January 2017, Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), was sworn in as the 5th elected president of the Republic of Ghana. Upon a manifesto centred around Ghana’s economic health; or lack thereof, his stance was a mixture of the usual critical rhetoric for the previous government and optimism. “I have an unshakeable faith that our country, the Black Star of … [Read more...] about Ghanaian women at the heart of social enterprise
One of the millennium goals was that in 2015, all children would get primary education. By and large, this goal was a success. The facts are clear: whereas in 1990, just over half of the children between 6 and 12 years old in Sub-Sahara Africa attended primary school, in 2015 this had risen to almost 80%. This really is progress. Yet, it is not enough to meet the … [Read more...] about What is the biggest challenge for African education in the 21st Century?