Freedom House’s Freedom on the Net, 2017 report shows that 2017 was, as Wire.com puts it, “terrible year for Internet freedom”. The report shows that almost half of the 65 countries assessed in 2017 experienced a decline in Internet freedoms during the assessment period. Less than one-quarter of users reside in countries where there are “no major obstacles to access, onerous … [Read more...] about Internet Freedoms in Malawi
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