OYUNGA PALA examines a capitalist-patriarchal system that has commodified female bodies.
In this first part of a three-part series, PAUL GOLDSMITH questions the wisdom of Kenya’s prioritisation of big dam projects in the face of growing evidence of their negative social, environmental and economic impact.
The concept of bottled water being safer than tap water has been ingrained in people’s minds. From being status symbols of sorts, bottled water is now a necessity in many households. But as STELLAR MURUMBA reveals, bottled water is not as safe as we think it is.
Ugandans should be alarmed that issues settled in the 1990s are having to be revisited in 2018. By MARY SERUMAGA
The history of Kenya is a story of distracting the people of Kenya from fundamental economic reforms that would allow the Kenyan people to participate in their economy and have institutions that serve them, rather than serve the interests of Western capital and its local caretakers in government. BY WANDIA NJOYA
As the economy takes a turn for the worse, many of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s disappointed followers are seeking solace in religion. By DAUTI KAHURA
A combination of mass privatisation of key state assets and austerity measures are known to destroy the social tunnels needed to usher people into a middle-class existence. By DARIUS OKOLLA
Progressive millennials should avoid the nationalistic approaches of their elders and focus their energies on undoing the exploitative colonial state rather than improving the poor quality of its political leadership. By MWONGELA KAMENCU
The Tanzanian president has turned his back on Nyerere’s open, cosmopolitan and Pan-Africanist vision.
Naipaul’s racism appears to have been transactional right-wingery by one who knew there was a cash-paying audience that loved that sound. By A.K. KAIZA