Society

Land and population in Rwanda, a Malthusian trap?

In 1998 two French researchers argued that Rwanda’s demographics are growing geometrically, while their economy grows arithmetically. They concluded that Rwanda was caught in a “Malthusian Trap.” The study is indeed old. Yet, it has since shaped the discourse by consistent referencing with its most recent being last month in May 2016: by ‘the Board of Regents of the University ...

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‘Merchants’ and buyers in the ‘Temple’.

Early last year, I traveled northwards along the Red Sea throughout the horn, seeking for my trace in the bible. See, I was unmoved by blond-hair-blue-eyed Jesus. With the little World War Two history I knew, I found it odd that two Jews, Jesus and Virgin Mary would be sold to me here looking like Aryans… Black Jesus I wanted to ...

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His ‘Bad News’ – a Review of Anjan Sundaram’s book on Rwanda

The problem with writing rebuttals to western ‘Experts on Africa’, whose entire expertise lies in adding their names to new pieces that recycle their predecessor’s lies – to whom you may have already written rebuttals, is that you are forced to repeat yourself, over and over again. The ‘expertise’ isn’t one, just a form of extortion of their own publics, ...

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Au Camarade Thomas SANKARA

Cher Thomas, Aujourd’hui j’ai eu 33 ans, comme toi le jour ou tu pris le pouvoir. Meme si nous menons un tout autre combat à present, avoir cet age m’interpelle a me dépasser…  Malheureusement tu ne vivras pas longtemps, car quatre ans plus tard, les lâches vinrent t’ôter la vie. Moi je vais vivre encore un peu plus longtemps, car je n’aurais pas la même ...

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Ubuntu: Africa of yesterday, the world of tomorrow (Extract from my book: Advocacy in Sub-Saharan Africa. Pretoria, 2012)

This is one attempted answer to my last post: Africa of tomorrow: So many questions left unanswered Ubuntu: Africa of yesterday, the world of tomorrow.. Ubuntu is an African concept of fraternity and humanness. The word has the same meaning across African languages. From Zulu to Kiswahili, Kinyarwanda, Lingala and Luganda, etc. In his book, No Future without Forgiveness, Archbishop Desmond ...

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