In countries like South Africa and Namibia, names usually have a meaning. They usually signify the event or circumstances surrounding a child’s birth or they represent the parent’s wishes and hopes for a child’s future. The introduction of English names for black people, however, has produced some hilarious results
A group of United Nations human rights experts today appealed to Ethiopia to stop manipulating anti-terrorism laws to curb freedoms of expression and association in the country, following reports that people continue to be detained arbitrarily
South Sudan’s new labour directive placing restrictions on the employment of expatriates drew criticism from many East Africans, but the directive was misinterpreted by the media, says Sieta Majok, editor of South Sudanese website Talk of Juba.
My fellow Zimbabweans are laughing and queueing up to ask silly questions because our first lady has completed her Doctorate in two months. These rude and unpatriotic people make me so very angry.
From Accra to Zanzibar, interest in the Scottish referendum is running high, while Africans in Scotland debate the implications of a Yes or No vote. One way or another, a huge grassroots revival of political engagement could prove inspiring.
Though western governments like to point the finger at Africa as though not complicit in the existence of corruption on the continent, it would be irresponsible to ignore the problem just for this reason. “Greasing the wheels” is undermining prosperity.
Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire looks at the various reasons for ostracising African languages in African schools and shows how unconvincing they are, arguing for more vigilance in the defence of the use of local languages in African schools.
One of the problem with Africans is that when they become educated they begin to despise their roots. I don’t talk poetry, I live it. People often say they will do anything for their lovers but balk when asked to buy them.
If the State can no longer guarantee your safety and security, what do you do? Well, if you’re middle class and live in Kenya, you get yourself a gun.