7 min read. In the cemetery that is the collective Kenyan memory, the tended graves and monuments are reserved for the powerful, the corrupt and the wicked. Now Kenya’s elite are using President Daniel arap Moi’s death to whitewash history.
13 min read. With the colonial ideology of order, but without a tribal elite to implement it, Daniel arap Moi maintained the exploitative state by crushing alternative spaces of imagination in the same way his predecessors had done, but with more cruelty. As the saying goes, every time history repeats itself, the price goes up.
15 min read. How did a hospital dedicated to women’s health end up being managed like a cut-throat business where those seeking medical attention are treated like customers rather than patients, and where the bottom line is more important than healthcare?
14 min read. The nullification of the presidential elections on 3 February spawned a renewed sense of pride among Malawians and generated a fervent hope to not retreat to the political sidelines as passive observers.
7 min read. There is an urgent need for scholars and practitioners to seriously think about media ethics for the internet age, and to develop practical on-the-job training as well as systems that would equip editors with the skills to avoid, or at least mitigate, the risks of publishing on a global platform.
11 min read. China is fending off the influence of religion, particularly Christianity, by “rewriting” the Bible, and adapting it to the goals of the ruling Communist Party – which include becoming the world’s most influential superpower.
10 min read. Mutual deep-seated xenophobic sentiments define the relationship between Northern pastoralists and Southern agriculturalists. In this final part of a three-part series, Dalle Abraham argues that it will take more than religious tolerance and developmental interventions to bridge the vast spiritual and psychological schism between North and South.
11 min read. King Kaka’s controversial new song on the state of the Kenyan nation reflects the thoughts of an increasingly disillusioned youthful population that is cynically being manipulated and marginalised by both church and state.
15 min read. Singapore's success in minimising corruption can be attributed to its dual strategy of reducing both the opportunities and incentives for corruption, while Kenya’s failure to eliminate graft is the result of a half-hearted anti-corruption crusade that is politically weaponised and applied selectively.
5 min read. The rigid distinction between “the tolerant secularist” versus the “barbaric religious fundamentalist” in today’s discourse on the global War on Terror has been employed to justify the extreme measures taken against so-called Islamic terrorist groups.