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
Freedom House’s Freedom on the Net, 2017 report shows that 2017 was, as Wire.com puts it, “terrible year for Internet freedom”. The report shows that almost half of the 65 countries assessed in 2017 experienced a decline in Internet freedoms during the assessment period. Less than one-quarter of users reside in countries where there are “no major obstacles to access, onerous … [Read more...] about Internet Freedoms in Malawi
Kiswahili [another term for Swahili] the proverb "Asiyefunzwa na mamae hufunzwa na ulimwengu," shares the responsibility of the community (village), or town or city to raise/educate children. The exposure to educational strategies, concepts, best practices and the application of diverse technologies can sometimes seem challenging when the infrastructure is still being … [Read more...] about Bring EdCamps To Africa To Build Collaboration and Connectedness
A few weeks ago while watching television, I tuned into a Chinese culture and since I could not be bothered to watch it, I changed the channel and the next program was about English kings or so. Had to tune another program and on and on, most of the programs were more about other cultures and very few were about my own culture or anything African. I went to bed reflecting on … [Read more...] about The African inclination to Foreign Ideologies
Recently I had a long thread about what people wished for christmas on my facebook profile. The largest; probably up to 80% wanted phones or laptops. Just about 5% needed money for business or equipments. The rest had some need that was too vague to quantify. Take not that I stay in South Africa but my audience is mostly Nigerian. The next day we had a thread where I … [Read more...] about Takers outnumber Givers in Africa: Why Class Struggles Must Remain!