Stefan Ouma provides a critical account of Africapitalism as well as an assessment of the future/s it imagines, what it silences and its potential to transform African economies. Ouma concludes that the ecologically destructive and dehumanising architecture of our global economic system provides further evidence to condemn any variant of capitalism.
NGOs have been notably absent in the fight against COVID-19, despite claims they exist solely to ensure accountability and transparency by government.
Dr. Chambi Chachage: Pandemics evolve from being a clinical health issue, to public health issue before becoming a public order issue. At that point urban anthropology, city dynamics, and historical accidents become amplified as different players in the urban space try to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic.
By seeking to transform postcolonial Africans into entrepreneurs, neoliberal economic interventions misread Africa’s past. One outcome of this has been a profound transformation in the very vocabulary we use to designate some Africans as entrepreneurs. In the end, the innovative ingenuity of Africans in many entrepreneurial fields is either denied or sensationalised by those who purport to speak for and about African entrepreneurs.
The Elephant in conversation with Dr Chambi Chachage, a Tanzanian professor of African Studies at Princeton University.
Global Development organisations need to prove to the locals that their global agenda can be translated to local realities. For what is the use of having Engender Health for a better life when neighboring restaurants serve food next to ditchwater? Or of having USAID’s data for development next to underdeveloped or blocked ditches?