Death Penalty Debate Revisited

  DEATH PENALTY DEBATE REVISITED 06 April, 2014     Many countries keep re-examining their capital punishment laws, some fighting off efforts to overturn state laws governing executions. The public also keeps rethinking its...

Doctors Hard To Get

DOCTORS HARD TO GET 27 March, 2014     A short while ago, human rights activists once protested against failure of the government to resolve a two-week doctors’ strike in the country. Doctors had not done anything wrong but...

Message Of Hope To Drug Addicts

 MESSAGE OF HOPE TO DRUG ADDICTS  March 27, 2014     The message of hope to anyone struggling with addiction is that they should seek treatment. What it takes is for the patient to be willing to go to a doctor to get checked...

EAC Could Be Like The EU

  EAC COULD BE LIKE THE EU March 15, 2014     The East African Community (EAC) should be a small ‘union’ on the model of the European Union (EU). The legendary colonial institution EACSO, which became the original EAC had...

Learning From The West

  LEARNING FROM THE WEST March 12, 2014     American people understand that the United States cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. People cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or...

CA Draft Constitution Debate

   CA DRAFT CONSTITUTION DEBATE March 12, 2014     I suppose that the trouble with people is that they are apt to have two entities: the one you see and the one you don’t. For the past 50 years or so, some people only see...

Uganda's Tough Anti-Gay Law

UGANDA’S TOUGH ANTI-GAY LAW March 02, 2014     Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni called homosexuals mercenaries and prostitutes on Monday, Feb 25, 2014 in Entebbe, as he signed off on one of the world's toughest anti-gay laws. ...

Serikali Za Mitaa Zisiachwe Kwenye Katiba Mpya

  SERIKALI ZA MITAA ZISIACHWE KWENYE KATIBA MPYA Machi 02, 2014   Mwalimu Julius K Nyerere (1922 -1999) alitoa michango mingi ya kisiasa na kimaendeleo kwa nchi yake; lakini pengine mchango wake mkubwa zaidi ulikuwa yale mawazo...

Press Freedom In Tanzania

  PRESS FREEDOM IN TANZANIA 19 February, 2014     The press depends on public support and also depends on how journalists fulfil their professional responsibilities and exercise their rights. Freedom of speech and the press...

Communities Can Control HIV/AIDS

  COMMUNITIES CAN CONTROL HIV/AIDS 12 February, 2014     The international community has consistent aims of: zero new infections, zero stigma, and zero HIV/AIDS-related deaths. Communities have been at crossroads for 30 years of...

Agriculture Deserves Greater Attention

  AGRICULTURE DESERVES GREATER ATTENTION 14 February, 2014     Farming is an inherently risky business because the farmer is dependent on the climate and on the rains. Farmers normally raise five livestock species: cattle,...

South Sudan's Second Chance

  SOUTH SUDAN'S SECOND CHANCE 25 January, 2014   After more than a month of fighting that has torn the new nation apart, South Sudan government and opposition forces loyal to former vice president signed a cease-fire agreement on...

Ariel Sharon's (1928-2014) Legacy On Israel

    ARIEL SHARON'S (1928-2014) LEGACY ON ISRAEL 14 January, 2014     Ariel Sharon started as a warrior who fought in every one of Israel’s wars; but ended his career on the way to being a peacemaker. As he lay comatose...

Animal Welfare Mindset : Don't Harm Animals

ANIMAL WELFARE MINDSET : DON'T HARM ANIMALS 11 January, 2014     Animal rights activists have created an animal welfare ‘mindset’ which cautions that people should not treat animals as commodities. Animals share this planet...

Elections Teach People Many Things

  ELECTIONS TEACH PEOPLE MANY THINGS 10 January, 2014                     Elections teach people about what voters expect of their leaders and the path those leaders take to the presidency.                 The election is...

South Sudan's Conflict Is Ethnically-based

SOUTH SUDAN’S CONFLICT IS ETHNICALLY-BASED 31 December, 2013               South Sudan has had two weeks of ethnically-based violence since December 15 when the governmen taccused former Vice-President Riek Machar,  an ethnic Nuer, ...

Christmas Holiday Celebrated Everywhere

      CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY CELEBRATED EVERYWHERE 25 December, 2013     The most explosive growth in celebrating a secular Christmas has been in China.   In China first Christmas Eve celebrations occurred this season where...

Arusha Activists Join ‘March For Elephants'

    ARUSHA ACTIVISTS JOIN ‘MARCH FOR ELEPHANTS’ 28 November, 2013   Some animal rights' activists in Arusha staged a huge conservation protest against elephant poaching last month, October this year, in tune with the...

Teachers Are Critical To Our Education System

  TEACHERS ARE CRITICAL TO OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM 15 November, 2013       The teacher’s role in society is universally acknowledged as among the most critical to the future, and whose practitioners are often described as...

Lake Victoria Is Heavily Polluted

  LAKE VICTORIA IS HEAVILY POLLUTED  13 November, 2013                  Scientists believe that the severe pollution and over-fishing in Lake Victoria is a threat to the health and livelihoods of 30 million East Africans who...

Kenya's Repressive Media Bill Rejected

  KENYA’S REPRESSIVE MEDIA BILL REJECTED 10 November, 2013   President Uhuru Kenyatta will refer the controversial media Bill back to Parliament so that the contentious clauses in the proposed law are struck down. Kenya’s...

African Leaders Challenged On The ICC

  AFRICAN LEADERS CHALLENGED ON THE ICC 14 October, 2013                     Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus, has challenged African Union leaders at their summit meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Oct...

Wind Power To Boost National Grid

  WIND POWER TO BOOST NATIONAL GRID 05 October, 2013   An additional 50 megawatts on the national grid could be made available annually from wind turbines. Currently, about 95 per cent of households rely on firewood for cooking,...