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
In the ritual rhythms of the Christian church, we have reached the last week of the period of fasting and reflection called Lent. This period before Easter is a period in which followers of Jesus reflect on the nature of human being in relationship to (and with) other human being and to divine being. It is also a period in which followers of Jesus reflect on the nature of … [Read more...] about Wholly Week
The thought of a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) opening up in Malawi might have sent me over the moon years ago. Today, I am less than thrilled to hear that KFC is opening a restaurant in Lilongwe on February 25, 2016. Some see it as something to be celebrated and a sign of economic development in a country that now ranks as one of the poorest in the world. How can we not … [Read more...] about Reasons to Reconsider Celebrating KFC Expansion in Malawi