Aikande Kwayu

On Education

It’s late at night and I cannot sleep. It is not insomia but a jetlag. Never before have I suffered a jetlag like this time round despite my enormous travels to countries in all continents but one.

Book Review : Sanger D. E., Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power (NY: Crown Publishers, 2012) pp. 476

As Americans are voting today, one of the things that is worthy asking is if the US as a global hegemony (if still is) is able to maintain the status quo and for how long.  What is intriguing, for me, is the reasoning behind this debate- whether the hegemony is on the decline or not. David Sanger, in his detailed… Read more →

Why fighting with the state? Reflections on the violent reactions to the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ film!

Yesterday, I was impressed by the news that the Pakistani government has distanced itself from one of its ministers, Ahmad Bilour, who promised to offer US $ 100, 000 for killing the maker of the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ film.( http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/24/pakistan-death-threat-islam-film) . For me this is notable because I have been following up on the reactions to the film around the… Read more →

Church and State: Reflection on the Opening Session of the ELCT’s (Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania) General Synod for the Northern Diocese, held at Tumaini University, Bishop Stefano, Masoka Moshi Campus, Moshi, Tanzania- 12/8/2012

On Sunday, 12/8/2012, I was fortunate to attend the Opening Session of the ELCT’s Northern Diocese 32nd General Synod. The Synod is held in every two years. The main theme for this Synod was ‘Make good use of your God given talent(s)’. The day started with the church service led by the ELCT’s Head Bishop, Dr. Alex Malasusa.