Till contract do us part....
What is the original function of marriage? Is it true that life fully lived, includes marriage? Is marriage part of normal life? If so, whose normal? Can two lives completely and fully blend? Is it wrong to tire of that one person and desire to move on? Is marriage logically the most important and the most significant of all the human relationships? Is it really true that if marriage is successful, then life is full and complete; and if marriage fails then life is dwarfed and crippled? Does marriage come by happenstance? Does marriage solve all problems and perplexities? Does happiness forever ensue naturally after you say “I do?” ...Read More
Namibian genocide victims’ remains are home. But Germany still has work to do
Human remains kept by German institutions, as part of their colonial loot, were repatriated to Namibia at the end of last month the third time this has been done. And once again, the process was marred by serious friction, a clear illustration that both the German and Namibian governments have not come to terms with the problems involved. ...Read More
Was Khama a prince among presidents?
Former Botswana President Ian Khama is well known for disregarding the established etiquette amongst Africa’s political elite that turns a blind eye to the pursuit of self-interest by fellow leaders in the name of diplomacy. He repeatedly called for Zimbabwe’s former President Mugabe to step down and openly criticised him. On the surface it seems that Khama’s moral grandstanding can be justified given Botswana’s reputation for good governance and economic stability. Yet looking back at the decade of his rule, this narrative has been hollowed out by a man that showed himself to be less of a leader and more of a ruler. ...Read More
African water infrastructure growth slows while other sectors improve
African infrastructure development growth has slightly improved between 2016 and 2018. ...Read More
Woman thou art bound
The African woman faces many deprivations. She is deprived of basic human rights through the interconnectedness of tradition, culture and values -- values that dictate her place in society, culture that lands all care work burdens on her shoulders. ...Read More