Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
In addition, the Arab spring which we have been witnessing over the last year, Dr Ayittey has also released a new book on Defeating Dictators which looks like another must read. The book addresses his belief that Africa's biggest problems come from the bad leadership that can be seen all over the continent. Africa Book Club features a review of his book and other new releases from the continent to get you started on discovering more African writers.
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
A continent full of hope: Africa rising
Are you the next Jay- Jay Okocha or Didier Drogba, well Airtel is looking for you in its rising stars programme
Kenya needs more innovators, wise words from Linus Gitahi CEO of Nation Media Group, Kenya
A new book on African fashion that should be on every coffee table and a fabulous christmas present
Just a band are back!
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
"By sharing stories of social entrepreneurs, social businesses or enterprises, or simply young entrepreneurs in the developing world who blazing their own paths out of poverty, i am hoping to shift away from the common mistake of simply documenting 'poverty', towards documenting 'potential'. That in my opinion, will have a much greater impact on the global narrative and western perspectives of these emerging economies".
The article captures the importance of seeing hope and the vast potential that is in Africa as opposed to focusing on the tired old stereotypes. He tells the story of what is happening in Lagos, Nairobi, Freetown and various other cities. From hardworking students to ambitious entrepreneurs to aspiring leaders, ordinary Africans are working hard to create a great future for the continent.
"So let's end this pity party and start focusing on the real problems, real solutions, and real narratives of the countries. It will be a welcomed change, i promise".
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Watch the interview on here
Friday, 11 November 2011
Thursday, 10 November 2011
Saturday, 22 October 2011
Monday, 17 October 2011
Monday, 10 October 2011
Thursday, 6 October 2011
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Thursday, 8 September 2011
There are many reasons why this lady is remarkable especially as a woman who pursued her academics when it was frowned upon for girls to attend school. Breaking many barriers, she has gone on to achieve several firsts in her life and still today continues to fight for women's rights.
- Studied Public health at Harvard University
- First female lecturer at Nairobi University in the 1970s
- First female MP from western province in Kenya
- First female Assistant Minister for Housing and Social Services
In her own words Prof Julia Ojiambo higlights what it has been like and you can read the rest of the insightful article here
"the struggle is interesting and much as it is fraught with challenges, some that have proved insurmountable, but in overall terms, it has been satisfying. I've enjoyed every moment of it. It has been worth it."
Saturday, 27 August 2011
The use of media in targeting the youth has in the past been extremely under-utilised, but there seems to be a shift shown by the growing number of shows addressing social issues. With media becoming more influential in the lives of young people, it is tools such as Youtube and other social media that will become crucial in communicating to the youth.
Although for me the most exciting part of Shuga coming back is its mentoring programme for young people in areas including directing, producing and acting. Anyone who saw Shuga series 1 knows that the show has been by far one of the best productions to come out of Kenya, hopefully suggesting that in the future we can look forward to greater quality shows.
Countdown begins for the series titled love, sex and money which is to be aired on the 14th of February 2012 but if you missed the last series here is a link to catchup