Month: October 2012

We’re 100 blogs old!

This week marks the 100th post since we launched the blog just over a year ago. Thanks to all our readers and contributors for

We need to talk about Kevin

This article is a response to Kevin Myers’ opinion piece on Friday, 5th October in The Irish Independent, titled: Why do we send money to

Celebration or Realisation? Uganda at Fifty

In a new series by, Jamie Hitchen explores daily life and politics from Kampala, Uganda. Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of Ugandan independence from

Blood Wood

 “Without forest we would have no access to clean water as the source of life …Forest is like the skin covering our body.” Chut Wutty 

Are Africa’s women on the rise?

This was the question question recently explored by Malawian women’s rights campaigner Jessie Kabwila for the BBC’s Africa Debate programme last week. There have been