Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

The Strategic Kinship of Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto

Blogger Kweli of Bring me the African Guy writes for us on the relationship of Kenyan politicians Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto. "Although they are facing charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the two have been busy convening prayer-cum-political rallies across the country in their campaign for the presidency. At almost every rally Uhuru and Ruto...

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Academic Blogger

The New York Times is onto something. First, it was the Weapons of Mass Destruction. And now… its investigative reporters have found another hitherto elusive entity: The Academic Blogger:  “A remarkable variety of scholars have achieved blogosphere...

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Statement by Bloggers on the Murder of David Kato

“We the undersigned wish to express our deep sadness at the murder of Ugandan human rights defender David Kato on 26th January 2011.  David’s activism  began in the 1980s as an Anti-Apartheid campaigner where he first expressed...

Friday, April 2nd, 2010


It’s Friday so here’s some links and stories I have managed not to give the proper treatment to this week. * What’s Jeffrey Gettleman problem? This week he has a story in The New York Times about...

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Our Man in Cairo

The New Yorker has a piece by Joshua Hammer (who parachutes around the continent writing about anything and everything) about the struggle to succeed Egypt’s 81-year president, Hosni Mubarak, who has governed for 29 years. Mubarak became...