POWER FAILURE: LIGHTS ARE ON BUT NOBODY’S HOME

[LISTEN] Take a trip to Nairobi, Kenya and you will find a country at war with itself where political contest continues to be a zero-sum game. Next to them in Kampala Uganda even the right to protest is under threat so, citizens and politicians wear red headbands instead.Or you can go across to Togo over…

COPING IN COPENHAGEN: 10 THINGS I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT DENMARK

Before I tell you my list of ten things I didn’t know about Denmark,indulge me as I tell you a little story. A story I was told by an old friend of mine over dinner during my recent visit to the Scandinavian country which boarders Sweden and Germany. The story concerns an erstwhile Danish-American chef…

Mythical African Beliefs: A lesson with Wangari Maathai

So a lovely of mine said to me the other day…. you should read this book: The Challenge for AFRICA by Wangari Maathai, and lent  me her copy. Normally I don’t immediately read books that people think I should read, but I’m oh so glad I’m reading this one! Perhaps this is a pre-mature book review…