Archive for: September, 2013

To Succeed, Kenya Only Has to Look Within

To Succeed, Kenya Only Has to Look Within

“So how are you enjoying living in paradise?” Michael Geerts, the former German ambassador to Kenya asked me the other day.   He was posted in Nairobi during the difficult years in the end of the 1990s, and continues to stay […]

 
 

Africa and the ‘West’: An Abusive Relationship We Don’t Want to Leave

Africa and the ‘West’: An Abusive Relationship We Don’t Want to Leave

Today I found myself reading this article about the first female Masai warrior. You will expect to see a strong Masai woman standing on the cover photo right? well sike!!! sorry. Just so happens to be Mindy Budgor, a white […]

 
 

Strategic Priorities in Contemporary Africa

Strategic Priorities in Contemporary Africa

Three narratives about Africa can be seen in contemporary media reports: a progress narrative, a disaster narrative, and what I call a prismatic narrative. The first narrative emphasizes the sustained growth, accompanied by poverty reduction and other social gains, that […]

 
 

Media Can Enhance Africa’s Development

Media Can Enhance Africa’s Development

When you think of Africa what comes to mind? Go ahead give it a go, and honestly say the first things that popped into your head. Your answers will probably cluster around the same topics and images – the obvious ones […]