Contextualising Nyerere's Ujamaa as a liberating political philosophy

The story of Africa in the last century is one characterised by action and response. It was a century in which Western actions towards Africa were met with an African reply, and vice-versa. In the ensuing socio-cultural-political struggles, no African leader’s philosophic premise was more...

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 12:00 AM

Contextualising Nyerere's Ujamaa as a liberating political philosophy

The story of Africa in the last century is one characterised by action and response. It was a century in which Western actions towards Africa were met with an African reply, and vice-versa. In the ensuing socio-cultural-political struggles, no African leader’s philosophic premise was more...

Friday, October 10, 2014, 12:00 AM

Is this the end of the capital error in East Africa?

At the beginning of last year, whilst at a send-off party in London for a Ugandan friend that worked for Citigroup Bank in New York, I remember a Morgan Stanley employee, so tipsy yet confident of his abilities and apparent access to capital, bragging that he would one day buy the Central Bank of...

Sunday, March 1, 2009, 12:00 AM

Contrasting political opportunities between the US and Kenya

One thing that fascinates me most about Americans is there extraordinary sense of appreciation for ‘newness’. During my visits to New York and Boston on the East Coast of this beautiful and powerful country, I am often greeted by a conjecture of glee and optimism contrary to the lonesome mistiness...

Monday, March 3, 2008, 12:00 AM

Contrasting political opportunities between the US and Kenya

One thing that fascinates me most about Americans is there extraordinary sense of appreciation for ‘newness’. During my visits to New York and Boston on the East Coast of this beautiful and powerful country, I am often greeted by a conjecture of glee and optimism contrary to the lonesome mistiness...

Friday, February 29, 2008, 12:00 AM

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