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Saturday, 31 January 2015 10:23

Where are you from?

Where are you from? In all the years I lived in Kenya this was not something that I recall being asked, certainly not directly in so many words. You were there and everyone around sort…
Saturday, 31 January 2015 10:09

Tanzania - A country without heroes

Seminar on The Fiftieth Anniversary of the African Independences Marginalized, Forgotten, and Revived Political Actors Organised by IFRA French Institute for Research in AfricaBIEA British Institute in East Africa23rd and 24th September at IFRA Nairobi…
Saturday, 31 January 2015 10:00

The soldiers that Empire forgot

Troops from Europe’s empires who fought in the First World War were quickly erased from official histories. They are remembered by John Siblon One Indian soldier in a cold trench in France replied bitterly to…
Saturday, 31 January 2015 09:55

Soldiers of Allah

Hari Nath Rai was relentlessly pursuing his scoop of the century about false prophets and spurious secularists and to expose the proclivities and propensities of phony Jihad declared by power-hungry fanatics with covert support of…
The volume of historic detail in Mohamed Said’s paper, Tanzania: A Country without Heroes,is impressive. Little of this information is known. He makes a persuasive case that numerous individuals who made critical contributions in the…
Saturday, 31 January 2015 09:37

Kaggia

A life is not easy to put on stage. Lives are messy things, with lots of boring everyday bits and occasional highs and lows. A real life is as far removed from the three unities…
Saturday, 31 January 2015 09:23

Religion and Politics in History

Annar Cassam and Karim Hirji conducted an exchange in early 2011 relating to the role of religion in society. It occurred in the context of examining Mwalimu Nyerere’s policy of Socialism and Self-Reliance. Because of…
Two common pitfalls characterize the reading of Asian presence in Kenya and East Africa; one is the tendency to undertake such projects within the broad strokes of postcolonial, postmodern thought patterns with focus on ‘mainstream’…
In Africa, very little treatment has been accorded to women who gallantly fought for their nation's independence. The contribution of these women has largely been ignored by pre - independent Africa. In some instances, it…
Friday, 30 January 2015 14:14

Creating the 'Cuba of Africa'

The life and work of Abdulrahman Mohamed Babu by Benjamin Woods Benjamin Woods is a PhD candidate at Howard University and co-founder of Students Against Mass Incarceration. Babu’s ideas and organising skills were behind the…
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