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
Consciously or otherwise, most commentaries miss the point when attributing blame for such disasters.
The Westgate attack was a missed teachable moment in the country’s Western-funded counterterrorism campaign and Kenyan continue to pay the price for it.
Corruption, waste and a reliance on Western charity have conspired to leave Africa dealing with 25 per cent of the world’s diseases with under 1 per cent of global health resources. By CLAUDIO BUTTICÈ