Kenya is a secular state, but if President Ruto must evangelise, let him draw on the scriptures to denounce the unjust systems that have brought the country to the brink of economic ruin and advance theologies of economic and social justice.
The recent recognition of the Pemba as one Kenya’s ethnic groups must not remain a dead letter. The government must ensure that they are issued with identification documents that will enable them to enjoy their rights as Kenyan citizens.
The coming of the age of political plurality and freedom of association in the 1990s saw the proliferation of civil society organisations that drove political change. With the return of the oligarchs, civil society must restart the journey it took in the 1960s.
Kwame Nkrumah’s ideas about pan-Africanism and African liberation inspired many young scholars to explore global linkages around race and power, to uncover historical connections and forge new ones.
In the long run, artificial intelligence may turn out to be the best tool at our disposal to identify actual indolence
There is evidence that many terrorist organizations in Africa are rapidly creating technical solutions to enhance their lethal operations. It is therefore of paramount importance that African counterterrorism efforts keep up with technological advancements.
If Rwanda is to attain its stated ambition to become of a middle-income country by 2035 driven by the knowledge economy, then it must inject significant investments in the education and related sectors.
Adam Mayer praises a new collection, Liberated Texts, which includes rediscovered books on Africa’s socialist intellectual history and political economy, looking at the startling, and frequently long ignored work of Walter Rodney, Karim Hirji, Issa Shivji, Dani Wadada Nabudere, A. M. Babu and Makhan Singh.
In the UK, prices for basic goods are soaring while corporations rake in ever-bigger profits. The solution, Jeremy Corbyn argues, is to bring basic resources like energy, water, railways, and the postal service into democratic public ownership.
Kenya must raise the bar in service provision now so that we can gain enough ground for our children to enjoy affordable and quality services from public institutions.
The outbreak of Ethiopia’s war on Tigray brought back deeply rooted childhood memories of the brutality of civil war in Tigray. But Mehari Taddele Maru is determined to use his horrendous childhood experiences for the greater good and contribute to pursuing justice to sustain peace.
Tsilanga is the story of a community that is destroyed by greed and lust for power in a cycle of degradation where individual desires and fears transcend the communal good.