Aikande Kwayu

Why I am not posting the #books that I’ve read in 2017  #Disruption #Frameless #Billionaire #ByGrace

Why I am not posting the #books that I’ve read in 2017 #Disruption #Frameless #Billionaire #ByGrace

A good friend of mine, who is a billionaire – in all senses- worthy several millions of US dollars, usually gives me several pieces of advice including on health, fashion, beauty, fitness, etc & career (I often wonder why am I not yet a billionaire like him). He does not have a university education, he tells me. And it has… Read more →

On #WeaponizationOfInformation

I have written on the New Security Agenda here and the need for African countries to conceptualize security on this basis that is also famously (in academia) known as Copenhagen School of Thought. I once argued that Tanzania should securitize education– when secondary failing rates were alarmingly high. Without wasting much words,  the New Security Agenda goes beyond tradition security… Read more →

Let's all go to #GOMBE National Park #Tanzania

Let’s all go to #GOMBE National Park #Tanzania

It is where the dense forest on various hills habited by chimpanzees meets the deepest lake in Africa, and the second deepest in the entire world. #Gombe national park on the shores of Lake Tanganyika is one other unexplainable marvellous place in Tanzania. Indeed, my trust that Tanzania is the most conserved hence most beautiful country in the world is… Read more →

Can we start with why- and challenge ourselves why is #Kigoma not yet an Eastern and Central African #Tourism centre? MV#Liemba #Ujiji #LakeTanganyika

Kigoma has a rich history. It is the home to over a century old #MVLiemba- a Germany war ship assembled in Lake Tanganyika during the first World War.     (Source: google image) The ship still operates with international routes to DRC and Zambia. (source: photo taken by the author on her phone) Today, I visited the Port of Kigoma… Read more →

How can we ensure effectiveness in #Tanzania’s public administration? Lessons from Dahlström C & Lapuente V. (2017). Organizing Leviathan: Politicians, Bureaucrats, and the Making of Good Government. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 262

Title: Organizing Leviathan Author: Carl Dahlström, Victor Lapuente, Genre: Political Science Publisher: Cambridge University Press Release Date: 21/06/2017 Pages: 270 Why are some countries less corrupt and better governed than others? Challenging conventional explanations on the remarkable differences in quality of government worldwide, this book argues that the organization of bureaucracy is an often overlooked but critical factor. Countries where… Read more →

#LeakFromPersonalReflections : On Bunge

Observing the actions and reactions of the Bunge (the Parliament) in recent times on various issues, I’ve been asking myself, what’s going on?  Distracted Reflections. Marathons in my mind. Disturbed. Laughing and crying for my nation.  Then, just a few minutes ago , I remembered  a module I taught 8 years ago at the University of Nottingham, titled “Political Ideas in Revolution” of… Read more →

Is our (#Tanzania) foreign policy strategy moving from Economic Diplomacy to Economic War?

The adoption of liberalization policies in Tanzania in early 1990s and partly out of the great achievement in obtaining independence in most Southern African countries, led Tanzania to abandon its #Liberation foreign policy strategy and adopted #EconomicDiplomacy.  With that, related actions and efforts followed – using legal and institutional amendments (see for example the Mining Act 1998)   “I am conscious… Read more →

On the emerging worrying trend: #Security in the Streets of #Tanzania – and the further threat to the dimming candle (re: #CandleOnKilimanjaro)

On the emerging worrying trend: #Security in the Streets of #Tanzania – and the further threat to the dimming candle (re: #CandleOnKilimanjaro)

Last week during APSA 2017 Africa Research Development Group Workshop in San Francisco USA, a colleague from Nigeria presented a paper on Contingency Violent Actions in Niger Delta. My mind was blown by the novel contribution he was bringing into the study of street violence