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 →
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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.
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.
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 →
Over the last two or so weeks my eyes have constantly come across a number of news articles, highlights, and tweet feeds about Malala, a young girl activist in Pakistan, who was shot by the Taliban due to her campaigning on girls’ education.
My last blog entry asked a question, why fighting the state? The issue has always been why are the Islamic extremists groups always find a scapegoat-especially the state in revenging for an insult of their religion by a single person?