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It’s All Political

Weekly column that I wrote for The Citizen in Tanzania…TZ, so near, yet so far.

It's All Political

Mo’ money, mo’ problems

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the Turkish presidential elections, extending his 16-year stretch in power by five more years. The president gave a gushing acceptance speech even before all the votes were counted. “The message is clear,” he said.  “With…

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No Joshua, no Jesus, no joke

What a grand production these corruption scandals are turning out to be! I can’t remember a period in my lifetime when information flowed so freely from the vaults of Government. Because there is no doubt in my mind that the…

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The world needs more Winnies

Women can be their own worst enemies. That’s a fact and it is indisputable. The good news is that rivalries in the sisterhood can be resolved. Life offers every individual the opportunity to grow and change, and any mature woman…

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Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s

Sometimes you really don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Typically, when you are faced with this dilemma, the answer is to do both. Many things in this world are both happy and sad. Death for example. You cry because…

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Acknowledge, apologize and make amends

It doesn’t feel like Christmas. Despite the obligatory festive lighting that was draped around every mall as early as November, the mood is sombre. After more than a year of active electioneering, there’s a tangible lethargy that if left unchecked,…

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Elections come and go but politics is here to stay

You can tell that the political storm has passed. Or in any event that the turbulence has been momentarily contained. All you have to do is listen to the rejuvenated Uhuru Kenyatta. That dismissive, condescending tone is back. He now…

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Preach peace, spew hate and on the third day say ‘let’s pray’

Kenya is supposed to be one of the most religious countries in the world, which is quite possibly the mother of all ironies. And that’s saying a lot because we’ve had some outstanding moments of irony in the recent past….

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