All too often blame for present issues of instability and conflict in Africa is laid at the doors of colonisation. Is that really the case? Yes and No in my opinion.
The question of rise of Chinese presence in Africa has been a subject of debate for many years now. My thoughts on the same.
The Kony2012 campaign has managed to grab a lot of mind space over the last few days. While there is no doubt that the campaign has raised awareness amongst the hitherto unaware of the issue of child soldiers, it also poses questions. Will it make a difference? Do the solutions proffered sound realistic? My musings…….
Systemic corruption is an important contributor to poverty and suffering. Addressing it is critical and the solutions need to be systemic too. My musings…
In governance, as in life, timing is everything. For all the obvious benefits of democracy, is there such a thing as a time for an authoritarian rule? Do circumstances alter cases and choices? An exploratory journey along this path..
For the last four decades the world has been hearing about droughts in Sub Saharan Africa and the food crisis. Another one is upon us and the UN has already announced a famine in Somalia. Once again failure of rain is being blamed for the situation. May be true but is it the whole truth? Don’t think so. Read on to see WHAT I think are the core causes.