Shit Just Got Real

This was my first time to vote. I had very good reasons for giving it a “NO” and I believed with every inch of my being that my vote would tilt the scale and we would emerge as winners.

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AfDB Launches Youth Advisory Group to Create 25 Million Jobs

The Jobs for Youth in Africa initiative aims at creating 25 million jobs and impacting 50 million youth over the next ten years by equipping them with the right skills to get decent and meaningful jobs

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When I fled from Terror

My thigh was shaking as I pressed the accelerator. Truth be told, I was very, very scared.

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Tears of an Angel

After what she had been through, she never thought that a day would come when her heart would smile. But that day came one cold morning in the midst of groans and heavy breathing.

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Rwanda's Struggle for a Better Future

‘The international community failed Rwanda and that must leave us always with a sense of bitter regret.’ These were the words of the then United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan in 2004 during a genocide memorial conference.

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Riding on the Gentle Ripples of Life

Life. What makes it great and what makes it suck? Why do we do so much to keep it and equally much to lose it? We spend a fortune to remain alive through a cocktail of curative and preventive measures and spend a fortune to chase away that very health through our lifestyles.

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Remembering Africa

Marianne’s home in Odense was the scene of nostalgic chatter and banter from a group of ten friends. Five of them had participated in a Kenya work camp only two months earlier: Marianne, Karsten, Helga, Ingrid and Annika. The other five were listening open-mouthed as intriguing tales from Africa flowed forth.

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My First Time

The day had finally arrived. The moment was upon me when my first time would soon be behind me.

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Joie de Vivre in Lagos

When my Kenya Airways plane touched down in Lagos Nigeria at 3.30 in the afternoon, I peeped out of the tiny windows and smiled at the airport workers who were busy driving up and down the airport, ferrying luggage and all manner of things.

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In the Musical Footsteps of Dandora

It had been twenty years since I had been to this part of Nairobi. The once smooth road was full of craters that we had to drive right through because one just couldn’t avoid them. Lining the road were countless footpaths that led to five – ten storey residential buildings.

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In Search of Leadership

Juvi felt dizzy. He wasn’t hungry because he had just eaten a sumptuous meal of tilapia and ugali, prepared by his sister Lola, who was without the best cook not just in the family but the entire country.

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Gone With The Water

The cock crowed and Mama Nanzala woke up. She reached below the bed and retrieved her brown aluminum suitcase. Although it was still dark, she was able to remove her black skirt and orange blouse.

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