Great-Power Competition Is Coming to Africa; United States Needs to Think Regionally to Win

under President Donald Trump, the United States withdrew troops and resources from Africa as part of a broader national security shift from counterterrorism to the great-power competition. The Trump administration used the euphemism “optimization” to describe the...

REASON WHY THE DEAD ARE BURIED 6FT UNDERGROUND

The expression "6 feet under" is a common euphemism for death because of the notion that cemetery workers always dig gravesites to a standard depth of 6 feet (1.83 meters). But are cemetery graves are really six feet deep? Certain details of a grave, such as the state...

COVID-19 Vaccine Rumours Are Unnecessary, Uninformative And Unethical

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has finally arrived in the country. The first batch of 1,020,000 doses, procured under the World Health Organisation COVAX programme, are to be given to frontline workers on priority basis. This is good news as the ravages of the...

Hope, Resilience and Fortitude; The Vaccine Arrival Is Proof That Kenya is On The Right Path In The Fight Against Covid-19

It has been a tough fight over the past year,as the government worked tirelessly to contain the spread of the Covid-19. But now Kenya is ready and up to the task to better fight on, with the safe arrival of the first batch of Oxford Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine that...

The COVID-19 success story you never knew about

It has been about a year since the world entered a normal that is no longer new. The novel coronavirus pandemic has upended the globe in so many ways, with terrible impacts not just for public health, but also economic growth and societal interactions. Unemployment...

REASON WHY THE DEAD ARE BURIED 6FT UNDERGROUND

The expression "6 feet under" is a common euphemism for death because of the notion that cemetery workers always dig gravesites to a standard depth of 6 feet (1.83 meters). But are cemetery graves are really six feet deep? Certain details of a grave, such as the state...

The COVID-19 success story you never knew about

It has been about a year since the world entered a normal that is no longer new. The novel coronavirus pandemic has upended the globe in so many ways, with terrible impacts not just for public health, but also economic growth and societal interactions. Unemployment...

How Kenyan police are using Twitter to fight crimes

It’s unclear at first: Are we reading a true-crime novel, or are we on Twitter? “The 45-yr-old dad, a local Jua Kali artisan, had gone to his son's house to enquire on his habitual absenteeism from school,” the script begins, using a Swahili term for someone who works...

BOOM IN SOMALILAND: A MIRACLE ON THE HORN OF AFRICA

Pizzerias, burger joints, and cafés with barista-made lattés are already well established here. You can even get Billy shelves from IKEA in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, one of the world’s poorest countries. In rural areas, large parts of the population are...

WHEN EVIL FUNDS EVIL; UNRAVELLING THE MYTH OF GEORGE SOROS

Benevolent philanthropist? Brilliant financier? The evil genius of the left? George Soros, or Soros György in his native Hungarian, was born in 1930, the son of a prosperous Jewish family in Budapest. Though some 565,000 Hungarian Jews were killed in the Holocaust,...