Anniversary towers is well known to the higher education student population not because it stands 26 floors from the ground or because it is made of more glass than mortar and not even because it stands adjacent to a lane called university but because it houses the headquarters of the higher education loans board. Lately… Read More HELB In Need Of Help
It happened in Zambia like it could happen elsewhere in Africa. Chinese investors made deals with the government to mine its natural resources, filling federal coffers with billions of dollars. Chinese immigrants moved into cities and rural towns. They started construction companies; opened copper, coal, and gem mines; and built hotels and restaurants, all providing… Read More China in Africa: The New Imperialists?
The world needs to wake up to “the ticking timebomb” of youth unemployment in developing countries and treat the issue as seriously as humanitarian disasters and global efforts to eradicate disease, a group of British MPs has warned. Tunisia has more than 600,000 unemployed, almost half of whom are higher education graduates … young unemployed… Read More Youth unemployment ‘a timebomb’ in developing countries, UK MPs say
Which East African nation will be the first to give us a female president? It appeared as if Kenya might lead the way with the first East African female president, especially with the electrifying power of the late Wangari Maathai, the stunning Charity Ngilu and Iron Lady Martha Karua (illustrated). ILLUSTRATION | JOHN NYAGAH |… Read More Is East Africa ready for women presidents? The answer is blowing in the wind
My fascination is with Icons. Titans. Heroes. And Legends……the great souls who accept the call to greatness we each have on our lives and rise up to their best.On a visit to Johannesburg to deliver a leadership presentation a while ago, I had the privilege to have a private conversation with someone in Nelson Mandela’s… Read More Why Mandela Won
In the past year, there were significant gains made with regard to women’s rights.For example, social media globalised protests against gender-based violence, enabling a new kind of feminist solidarity across the world, and giving women’s voices greater legitimacy and authority.The hashtag #BringBackOurGirls forcing authorities to seek ways to rescue 276 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in April… Read More Globally, 2014 was year of notable gains for women
Violence against East Africans with albinism is increasing and spreading, the United Nations top human-rights official recently warned.A spate of attacks is reported to have taken place in Malawi this year, in addition to the more widely publicised killings, kidnappings and maimings that have been occurring in Tanzania. At least three females with albinism were… Read More Attacks on albinos surging, United Nation warns
As the world marked the centenary of the First World War last August, there has been renewed interest in the history of the wars from both Europeans and East Africans, as more people trace the history of their loved ones who fought and who died in the Great Wars.East Africa may have not seen battles… Read More Great Wars: Who remembers Africa’s dead?
Mathematical Illustration. I recently spoke to someone who told me that mathematics and science are gender blind. They do not see sex, gender, race, ability. It is simply numbers and equations and if one has the right aptitude, they can learn and apply it.If mathematics and science were indeed gender blind, why are there still… Read More Women and the mathematical sciences should make an amicable pair in Africa