African Leadership, Our Plight

I have been contemplating on whether to write this article or not. I have opinions as does everyone else, but my opinions on political matters I usually shy away from, well that was until I saw the below statement: ‘to applaud a politician because he has built a hospital, school, road etc with public money […]

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Who is Failing Whom? Africa, or Its Women?

If you ask me to name one of the most compelling developments in the politics of African countries lately, I’ll tell you it’s the engagement of women in politics. A few days ago, I stumbled upon an article that talked about a pledge made by Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, towards the empowerment of children and […]

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Spreading Love And Flowers To My Sisters

It is 2:00 am and I am wide awake. I put on my unkempt hair in a messy bun, switch on the lamp, take my writing book, and start scribbling. I can hear the grandfather’s clock ticking and I know that I am the only awake nocturnal being in a household full of sleepy heads. I started writing […]

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Don’t Be A Token Leader

By Attiya Karodia We’re in the midst of a trend which objectifies and makes use of women under the guise of female empowerment. Every brand is doing a “love yourself” campaign, and if you’re plus-size and ‘fierce’, you’re headed for a cover on a fashion magazine, but we haven’t moved forward – we’ve just become […]

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Blame African Leaders Or …

Article is by C.J Npowa When I talk to most people in the diaspora about why they are so reluctant to return back home (wherever that is on the continent) and use their hard-earned intellect to contribute to rebuilding the continent one household at a time via entrepreneurship, the response is always that there is: […]

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The Human Element in Leaders

Now and again, one person stands out among a group of many and pioneers a movement so intense and so captivating that everyone else in the group elevates that person to an esteemed position. The group starts to rely on this one person for guidance, wisdom and supervision of important issues. This is how leaders […]

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Women Leading Women: A Case of Jealousy?

While at university a couple of years ago, I registered for a class called Gender & Development, the few men who walked in, heads bowed down did not understand why it was compulsory for their degree programme to attend this class. To them this class would be about women and they would never get a […]

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