When I was little, my brother and I had this joke. We believed that your greatest prayer should be that no one labels you a "madman." The reason for this prayer point is that we realized that no matter how you explained to people especially in a local Market, for example, Beere Oje in Ibadan, no matter how you explain your case, the "court has risen" even before you entered … [Read more...] about Africa Must Learn to Use Words and Arrest the Narratives
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
Some years back a joke circulated about how western and Chinese universities offered all manner of African studies, and news channels could call on foreigners who were supposed to be experts on our continent. The joke continues that, instead, Africans are experts in Barcelona and Arsenal instead of world affairs. This is quite a self-deprecating analysis of Africans’ … [Read more...] about Finding Africa’s voice post Brexit
On a continent where some 600 million people people live in households without electricity, it is very re-assuring to sit and listen to bank officials throw light on a plan empower African youth with jobs, 25 million of them. At the very recent African Development Bank's annual meeting in Lusaka, there was a focus on 5 key areas President Adesina had prioritized. After … [Read more...] about Empowering Africa with 25 million jobs?
Malawi is failing to adapt its citizenship policies to meet the needs of this new globalised environment. For the past several years, African nations have been bestowing dual citizenship rights to their Diaspora. Malawi’s neighbour Zambia recently joined the ranks of countries offering Dual Citizenship, leaving Malawi in the minority of African countries that do not extend … [Read more...] about Who is to Blame for the Slow Pace of Dual Citizenship in Malawi?