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Whatever one might have to say about the shortcomings of the post independence governments in Africa - whether of the first or second waves - whatever we might think about the shortcomings of some of…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 14:55

Sankara 20 years later: A tribute to integrity

Blaise Compaoré and Françafrique killed Thomas Sankara in the belief that they could extinguish the example he set for African youth and progressive forces across the continent. They could not have been more wrong. One…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 14:53

Organizing the Working Poor

Recent decades have witnessed a major shift in power from labour to capital. This is reflected above all in the growing concentration of incomes and wealth in most countries in the world. The number of…
Monday, 17 October 2011 14:20

Cover Story - Arusha Declaration

AZIMIO LA ARUSHA ya FEBRUARI 1967The Arusha Declaration was a unique and practical way of implementing the equality of all human beings and liberating the African person. In the region and possibly in Africa, Mwalimu…
The nomination of Dr. Willy Mutunga for the position of Chief Justice of Kenya has generated intense debate touching on the interplay between religion and sexuality. The trigger, of course, was the stud that Willy…
Rabindranath Tagore is one of India’s most celebrated personalities. During his eventful life of eight decades he won international acclaim as a playwright, poet, song writer, novelist, educator, philosopher and humanist.He wrote his first drama…
Monday, 17 October 2011 13:24

Say little, Work hard and Be Young Forever!

Even though East Africa’s youth may not even be aware of Nyerere’s Arusha Declaration, the concept of self-reliance is one that is at the forefront of their lives At independence young people had the opportunity…
My premise is this: seeking to be self-reliant in any branch of the arts in the modern marketplace may be laudable - but it is a false virtue. That said, let’s take a quick look…
Ethnic (previously referred to as communal) and racial tensions have existed in Kenya prior to independence. After independence the process of ‘reconstruction’ also known as ‘Africanisation’ began. It meant transfer of political power and influence…
Monday, 17 October 2011 12:32

Re - learning Self-Reliance For Engagement

The modern educational system was designed to create a generation of faceless, mindless consumers who exhibit an apathy-laden disregard for the rapidly declining environment, growing social disparity and disharmony, and the violence that is prevalent…
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