It’s now almost a month since Uganda’s only Cobalt-60 radiation machine broke down, seemingly beyond repair. The soonest a new machine is expected is in a year’s time. This has serious repercussions for the 75% of the 44 000 cancer patients admitted last year who require radiotherapy.
Mozambique is another African country where the drama set of its political life reads like the plotline of the television series House of Cards Kudzayi Zvinavashe recently travelled through the country and reflects on its current affairs and political landscape
An old African proverb proclaims, “It is the young trees that make up the forest.” What this means in the present context is that Africa’s youth will determine its future. Indeed, Africa will not rise unless young people provide leadership and leverage their tech-savviness to mobilise for the realisation of better policies – policies that promote inclusive development.
I have liquid views about cultural appropriation versus appreciation. By virtue of living in a globalised world we are drawn to original designs as influenced by genuine interest, which is lovely. But, the lines blur when capitalism gains more than the people who give the product its identity and uniqueness
Even if he is a US President, Obama represented a ray of hope for Pan Africanist concerns and a potential revolutionary moment. Now that his second term in office comes to an end, TIA’s Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire counts the losses.