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
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”
Following #ThisFlag leader, Pastor Evan Mawarire’s decision to quit Harare for the United States, a lot of political discussion in Zimbabwe has ranged from whether he is a “sell out” or if he was justified to leave the country, as his life was under threat. The sell-out group claim Pastor Evan should have finished what he started – that is leading demonstrations against … [Read more...] about Pastor Evan, hero or villain: The cult of personality in Zimbabwe
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?
When my President was asked on Focus on Africa whether he had ever taken a bribe, he was first dodgy with his answer, but he finally answered in the negative. This episode has sparked conversations around bribery and corruption in Ghana's media. To add to this trending topic, I want to explore what compels citizens to pay bribe in the first place. I have been faced with many … [Read more...] about I paid a bribe