For the last 3 years I have been very anxious and waiting to see if the UK’s government will eventually keep its promise of achieving the 0.7% of GDP aid target in 2013.
In 2010 I was fortunate to put my name forward for a special seat MP. I was not successful- i.e. my name did not pass through. However, the experience was priceless.
“What is very healthy about this government is that DFID is no longer seen as, nor does it see itself as, a sort of giant NGO. It is very much part of the government on the national Security Council. DFID, the Foreign Office and the defence secretaries work incredibly closely together”. David Cameron, Guardian, 21st Feb. 2012 During his last… Read more →
My heart is very sad as I write this. It was just two weeks ago when I was writing something in which I boasted about my country’s peace. However, I must admit that as I was writing my mind kept running through a question: ‘How can we sustain this peace in Tanzania?’ This question is now hunting me even more… Read more →
We live in Machame with a young boy called Boso. Boso goes to school in Moshi town and we ride in the same car every morning and evening as I also work in the same town. In the evenings
Title: King Leopold's Ghost Author: Adam Hochschild Genre: History Publisher: Mariner Books Release Date: 1999 Pages: 366 Documents the plundering of Africa In mid January, on the 52nd anniversary of Lumumba’s assassination, I was inspired to learn more about one of the greatest African heroes- Patrice Lumumba hence my interest to learn more about DRC was rejuvenated. I knew that to grasp the… Read more →
To all my friends and everyone who reads this blog!
NB: This entry has also been published in the Financial Junction, Issue 2, 8-15 Dec. 2012, see www.financialjunction.info Since August 2012 I changed my career from academic research and teaching to management consultancy.
The ongoing riots and chaos in Cairo against President Morsi’s unwise move to grab more presidential powers underscores the explanatory power of Acemoglu and Robinson’s argument in their well researched and compelling book. In general, the book main argument is that nations fail or succeed due to economic and political institutions that they have in place. They categorize these institutions… Read more →
Again the news today are full of disgusting tensions in #Goma and #Gaza. I am not going to spend much time talking about #Gaza. This is because I think its already receiving significant attention from the international media and also the international community. Let me talk about what is close to home- #Goma.