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Just as the African story was beginning to sound interesting again, now that we were learning to forget the violence in Central African Republic and South Sudan, along comes Ebola and it spoils the party. The malady is close to killing 1,000...
The backlash after the heady Arab revolutions of 2011. The rumblings of war with nuclear-aspiring Iran. The bloody persistence of Bashar al-Assad in civil war-torn Syria. Not to mention a Europe mired in its biggest crisis since World War II and an...
I was in Kenya at the time of Barack Obama’s election to US President back in 2008. Actually, I was in Uganda on the night of his election – in a cheap Kampala hotel room with mosquitos buzzing my face and...
The “Accelerating Entrepreneurship in Africa” study conducted by Monitor Group in partnership with Omidyar Network has revealed that despite significant challenges, entrepreneurship is gaining credibility as a vocation in Africa because individuals no longer see being an entrepreneur as a decision of necessity...
The Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, spoke this week at the Hay Festival in Mexico. In an extract from his talk, he tells Peter Godwin that now is the time to tackle militants in Nigeria Professor Soyinka, you’re not an ivory-tower kind of...
A few weeks ago, a student walked up to me and said: “Mwalimu (teacher) I’m confused”. I did not understand what she meant so she continued: “A CPA or MBA programme?  You see, I am good in math but I am not sure...
The Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, Professor Jean-Pierre Ezin. on 13 October 2012, inaugurated the Pan African University Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is a precursor of the PAU Council and consists of representatives from key stakeholders including PAU hst governments,...
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