The struggle for control of Mau Mau memory and memorialisation resurfaces with the burial of Mukami Kimathi.
Is a Facebook-led social media movement enough to change a country? The case of Angola.
In this the second of a series on smallholder agriculture titled the Challenge of Feeding Ourselves, Christine Gatwiri looks at the Mwea irrigation ecosystem as a model for adoption by small-scale farmers.
There are strong echoes across Africa of the recession of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The reappearance of recession, debt and structural adjustment to the continent reminds us of the fundamental contradiction of capitalism.
Kenyans were justifiably enthusiastic when the Ministry of Lands began digitizing land records in 2018. But so far only about a third of the records of properties in Nairobi have been digitized. A fully functional ArdhiSasa portal holding all land and property records in the country will enhance the financial services sector’s role in facilitating land and property transactions.
In the latest controversies about race and ancient Egypt, both the warring ‘North Africans as white’ and ‘black Africans as Afrocentrists’ camps find refuge in the empty-yet-powerful discourse of precolonial excellence.
The Shakahola Forest tragedy was decades in the making and won’t lend itself to easy policy prescriptions.
In the first of a series on smallholder agriculture, Christine Gatwiri discusses the challenges facing small-scale Kenyan farmers.
The British royal family has tried to shake off its colonial past. But its long reign over these wrongs was succeeded by a new form of plunder, exacted today by Britain’s tax haven empire.
The government is obligated to enforce the law by restraining any group, religious or otherwise, that encourages its followers to destroy life and property. But in restoring sanity in the religious sector, we must not hand the state unfettered powers that politicians could use to silence opponents.
It is the soft yet intractable matter of governance that determines if technologies can deliver efficiency and effectiveness, as well as democratic dividends, and uphold values such as trust in society. Yet, overlooked in tech discourses is the governance of these technologies themselves, and how that affects governance with them.
A fascinating new graphic novel sets out to describe the effects of Nazi and collaborationist policies on the inhabitants of French-controlled colonies and protectorates of World War Two North Africa.