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Do we stand the risk of forgetting what happened at Westgate Mall?

A society uninterested and unwilling to learn from the past is doomed. We must never forget our history. We must never lower our guard. J. Edgar Hoover Three years later, I am still not convinced. I am not convinced about how many gunmen there were or what eventually happened to them. I am not convinced… Continue reading Do we stand the risk of forgetting what happened at Westgate Mall?

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If your reason for coming to Africa is to flaunt its desperation, we don’t want you here!

This continent has problems, we all know that. But even so, it is far from doomed- we don’t all know that- thanks to Hollywood celebrities and their ilk.  Doomer-Gloomers, I call them. They come here with supposedly good intentions, get us all tweeting and Facebooking about their visits- but, in the end, they wet-blanket our… Continue reading If your reason for coming to Africa is to flaunt its desperation, we don’t want you here!

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This one is for the haters

In the recent past, various clips of African, specifically Ghanaian action movies have been making rounds on social media. Not because their marketers are doing a good job of creating anticipation and driving demand. Nope. The Ghanaian movie clips have been making social media headlines because of their laughter inducing, taunt instigating nature. They are… Continue reading This one is for the haters

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How One Staff Member Changed My Mind About Artcaffe Restaurant

Businesses are made up of people. And people screw up. So inevitably, at some point or another, businesses will screw up. We Kenyans (and I suppose human beings in general) are very good at letting the world know exactly when and how businesses have screwed us over and when we do (usually on social media),… Continue reading How One Staff Member Changed My Mind About Artcaffe Restaurant

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Kenya Needs Radical Surgery, Desperately and Urgently

We now know that a deputy principal of a school known as EL-WAK was the mastermind behind an elaborate scheme that led to the leakage of the national examinations whose contents were ‘watssapped’ faster than DJ De La Creme’s sex tape. The detailed account reads like a crime thriller: Fast paced, plenty of action and a… Continue reading Kenya Needs Radical Surgery, Desperately and Urgently

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Every time she gets naked for the cameras, does Kim Kardashian think about her children?

In this part of the world, people don’t care for the Kardashians. Neither should they. Most of us have bigger problems- like making sense of who stole what from our hard earned taxes (God this topic drives me nuts!) Be that as it may, anyone with a halfway decent internet service provider will have encountered one… Continue reading Every time she gets naked for the cameras, does Kim Kardashian think about her children?

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#My dress, your choice

I hardly wear miniskirts- mostly because I don’t have Tina Turner or Gwyneth Paltrow or Lupita Nyong’o legs. If I had Tina Turner or Gwyneth Paltrow or Lupita Nyong’o legs, I would probably wear miniskirts a lot more. I would have different shaped miniskirts for my girls’ nights out, lots of multi-coloured ones for the… Continue reading #My dress, your choice