Post-colonial reflections on “The New Scramble For Africa” (The Economist)

According to a thought piece recently published March 7, 2019 in The Economist,  entitled The New Scramble for Africa, “outside interest” in Africa, it appears, has reached a peak. Here are a few of the reasons why, according to the story: From 2010 to 2016 more than 320 embassies were opened …

How do Western Media Get Africa So Wrong? Taking on the “Hunter”

  There is a traditional East African proverb which states “until the lion tells the story, the hunter will always be the hero.” It is often and aptly used to discuss stereotyping, prejudice and bias from Western and colonial perspectives, especially in media coverage of events in Africa. International news …

BOOK REVIEW: The Next Factory of the World: How Chinese Investment Is Reshaping Africa

Does the future of Africa lie in industrialization? “Chinese investment gives rise to a tantalizing possibility: that Africa can industrialize in the coming generation. “ China is now the biggest foreign player in Africa. It’s Africa’s largest trade partner, the largest infrastructure financier, and the fastest-growing source of foreign direct investment. …

Coming Soon: Book Review : The Next Factory of the World: How Chinese Investment Is Reshaping Africa

“Chinese investment gives rise to a tantalizing possibility: that Africa can industrialize in the coming generation. “ China is now the biggest foreign player in Africa. It’s Africa’s largest trade partner, the largest infrastructure financier, and the fastest-growing source of foreign direct investment.  “The fact that China sees Africa not for …

International Women’s Day: Eye on the Devpt Space -Change a life in pj’s, while you sleep?

It’s ReigningWomen…and other “empowerment” slogans March 8, International Women’s Day, is a special day in the calendar for women worldwide as the status of women across the globe is highlighted and celebrated, analysed and debated. Much progress has been made in some areas, but millions of women worldwide are still far …