Mugabe’s Humpty Dumpty moment

Mugabe Falls

  In probably the worst movie of the year, The Interview, there is a scene where the fictional North Korean leader is being interviewed by an American TV host. He begins to cry, confesses he had a problem with his father and listens to “girly music”. In just that one scene the people of that country realise that their leader is not as invincible as they thought … [Read more...]

The African Union, Mugabe and the European Union

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  Last week, our colleague in Zimbabwe penned a reflective post on Mugabe's new role as head of the African Union (AU) which in turn, kicked off an interesting discussion amongst contributors to this platform. The conversation questioned Mugabe's suitability for the role, international reaction to his selection, implication of his selection with respect to Africa's … [Read more...]

Mugabe’s AU election sends wrong signals

Robert Mugabe- Image from Wikipedia

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon spoke out against African leaders who overstayed in power at the just ended AU summit and how ironic it is that the person to lead the African body for the next year is Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe – the embodiment of Africa’s long term rulers. The platitudes of Mugabe’s election to the African Union (AU) chairmanship will ring for a … [Read more...]

Africa: The curse of 1885

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  See this map? It was created by young Swedish artist Nikolaj Cyon, as a thought experiment. He tried to imagine what African countries would look like if colonization had not happened. Perhaps the most striking feature of this map, compared to the current situation is - no straight lines! Now that 2015 has started and we think about the problems of … [Read more...]

Young Entrepreneurs: Shaping The Future Of Africa

Bridging the Gap for African women in Business

As the entrepreneurial culture in Africa continues to grow particularly among the young people, it is becoming apparent that the youth demographic which has been touted as one of the main drivers for potential growth on the continent will certainly shape the future of the continent. Despite the challenges that entrepreneurs face in raising capital and operating in difficult … [Read more...]

Sexual Abuse and Exploitation by African Union Forces in Somalia


“ I was worried, I wanted to run, but I knew the same thing that brought me here would get me through this-my hunger. I had made my choice and I couldn’t turn back now.”- Kassa D, 19 year old victim of sexual abuse by an AMISOM soldier. Nineteen year old Kassa D, is one of the many Somali girls and women who are victims of sexual abuse and exploitation by soldiers from The … [Read more...]

Leaders of distinction, the time is now.


As I write my first ever blog for Africa on the Blog, I'm excited and so full of joy. The reason I'm so full of joy is I believe we are in the most exciting time in history.  As a Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur and Life Coach, I specialise in leadership development, entrepreneurship and youth impact coaching and from my vision, I speak around the world inspiring, challenging, … [Read more...]

Bridging the gap for African Women in Business: Access to Jobs

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As we get closer to the 2015 deadline, the debate about the Millennium Development Goals  (MDGs) is no longer about whether the goals will be met but instead what will replace them. The debates about what the new development agenda should look like have generated wide-ranging opinions and a corpus of literature has been produced from which we can glean an emerging view about … [Read more...]

Open letter from massacred Africans to the African Union

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Dear African Union Leaders, Greetings from the mass graves scattered across the vast lands of Africa which many of you played a key role in digging as you shot your way into power. We always keep you in our prayers and look forward to reuniting on the other side-- which in a majority of your countries will be the long awaited moment to witness power change. Power can indeed … [Read more...]