Sometimes you get a feeling that Malawi is a country in a permanent state of socio-political and economic crisis; from newspaper headlines, political speeches to random chats on social media one wonders how the inhabitants of this peaceful beautiful country get-by day-by-day. The problem is, as I have argued before, because Malawi leaders always opt for quick but temporary … [Read more...] about The link between Alcohol and Mental health in Malawi
In 2016 after attending my first Re:publica, a techie conference in Berlin, I wrote of a need for Africa to have what I called a “collective thinking space” where like-minded actors on the African continent would converge to share ideas and inspire each other. The Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa, 2017 (FIFAfrica17) which was held in Johannesburg, South Africa which I … [Read more...] about “Fake News” and Internet Shutdowns in Africa – What is to be Done?
Based on the presentation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigerian author) through TED Talks, "The Danger of a Single Story." African children, each child has a story, a story that defines their lives, a story of diverse emotional and psychological dimensions, it is important that African adults play a part in their children's developing stories because adults set the tone for … [Read more...] about Dynamic African Stories Are Relevant
If you talk to many African Americans you will discover their distinctive take on the political landscape of the United States over the past eight years, leading up to the current political and constitutional crisis. The perspective of African Americans goes a long way toward explaining how Donald Trump was able to ride a wave of anger into the White House, with half-hearted … [Read more...] about How African Americans Interpret the Current Crisis in American Politics
Barack and Michelle Obama have jointly secured a $60 million book deal and the former president is about to make $400,000 for a single speech before a Wall Street investment firm. This has created a minor scandal among American progressives. At the core of the controversy is whether or not Africans in America, when successful, should be able to enjoy the same rights, … [Read more...] about Why Is There Controversy Over Mr. Obama’s Speaking Fees?