WHY AFRICA NEEDS TO TAKE CARE OF ITS OWN

In a recent edition of the Business daily there was an article on Coca Cola and not a very flattering one. It was all about the alarmingly high percentage of 4-MI or methylimidizole a chemical used in the manufacturing of its very popular Coca Cola brand. Kenya had the highest percentage among 9 countries  of theContinue reading “WHY AFRICA NEEDS TO TAKE CARE OF ITS OWN”

AFRICA’S FATHER FIGURES ……..

Being a Bantu from Eastern Africa I have been struck recently by how words which color both my language and our national language Swahili have in common with Shona that is spoken in parts of Southern Africa especially Zimbabwe. Swahili for anyone not familiar with the language is the most colorful language in the world.It is spatteredContinue reading “AFRICA’S FATHER FIGURES ……..”

A REASON TO END WARS IN AFRICA…….?

“War is Africa’s perpetual ripe fruit.There is so much injustice to resolve,such desire for revenge in the blood of the people,such crippling corruption of power,such unseemly scramble for natural resources.The wind of power shifts and there go the fruit again ,tumbling toward the ground ,each war more inventively terrible than the last.”- Cocktail hour under theContinue reading “A REASON TO END WARS IN AFRICA…….?”

AFRICA NEEDS ITS WOMEN…..FREE.

“…… all countries (especially developing ones) are better served when women are encouraged to play a full and mature role in the running of their communities.”   These are not my own words but those of a former head of the Canadian International Development Agency Margaret Catley – Carlson.They are from the book In My Own Name ,aContinue reading “AFRICA NEEDS ITS WOMEN…..FREE.”