One year after the “coup” that led to the resignation of former president Robert Mugabe and a momentary wind of change, the new Zimbabwe seems to be a mirror image of its former self, reflects NOVUYO TSHUMA
In this final part of a three-part series, KALUNDI SERUMAGA examines how the old imperial powers and a new entrant, China are gearing up for a second scramble and partition of Africa and what Africa can do to guard herself against the forces of imperialism at her doorstep.
The current rising wave of white nationalism and its attendant supremacist goals in Trump's America are futile argues MKAWASI MCHARO. The recent concluded mid-term elections, she posits, have shown that the Cinderella story in America’s politics will occur with the shifting racial demography and Generation Z who more than any previous generation have the most positive outlook toward the nation’s growing diversity.
Fettered with neo-liberalism, ethnic chauvinism and corruption, DAUTI KAHURA explores the colonial roots of the church and why despite fifty-five years of independence, the church in Kenya is unable to play its prophetic role in society.
As Western donors make nice with the government and abandon Kenya’s vocal civil society organisations, can social media ride to the rescue of citizen activism? By RASNA WARAH
The Chinese approach towards Africa may be different from the European one but will the outcome be the same? By LORENZO BAGNOLI
Only a vast improvement in the lives of the majority of Kenyans will ultimately produce a more secure future for the country’s wildlife.
China has learnt from the West’s weaponisation of sovereign debt as a tool for securing the sovereign assets and acquiescence of poorer countries. By DARIUS OKOLLA
The Deputy President’s words will worry Kenyan citizens who have no exit option out of a poorly thought-out turn in education policy. By AKOKO AKECH
The Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world has one of the most expensive passports and Comoros issues diplomatic passports to non-Comorians. By TAMA MULE