The subject of African identity is a subject that needs more attention and plays a big role in influencing our self-image. Before I left Africa for studies in Russia, I was used to my environment of black people and there was nothing that would get me to look at myself from an African perspective. My aspirations were limited to my sphere of exposure, I wasn’t really in touch … [Read more...] about Trading present rejection with future acceptance from an African perspective
It has been about 3 years since I decided to return to Kenya. When I first quit my DC job in 2012 and took a 6 month chance on returning and finding something to do in Kenya, I was ready to return. DC had turned out to be a place where I simply whiled away the hours, I was going crazy. I needed something, anything that would get me jump-starting my career. I found it hard to … [Read more...] about Kenya: For those who returned
One of Africa's more miserable countries, and one of the main exporters of human capital (refugees) to Europe is no doubt Eritrea. Eritrea's Human Development Index is .381, giving it a rank of 182, only just above Sierra Leone. Eritrea is a country that gained independence - not from a European power, but from Ethiopia - only in 1993, 22 years ago. In more than twenty years of … [Read more...] about Let’s look at Eritrea
Towards the end of September this year, a woman sparked a hot debate online when she declared that she had an abortion and she was proud of it. The response was animated and disturbing. Other women who had, had abortions came out to declare that they were proud of their decision. Christians came out and condemned the act and in my view tried as much as possible to … [Read more...] about Rethinking Abortion In Kenya and Africa
It is of less controversy that democracy is a better system of government gauged by many standards. Democratic countries tend to accord more protection of human rights to their citizens, to be more peaceful, to be less corrupt, and to have better economic, social, and cultural developments. It is no wonder today that more people are demanding a democratic system of government … [Read more...] about Holding Piere Nkurunziza accountable?