Why Africans need to look beyond the oversimplification of our development challenges THE LAST WORD | ANDREW M. MWENDA | Last week, a member on a WhatsApp chat-group I belong to posted a video of a Singaporean professor explaining why that country transformed from a third world to a first …Read More »
Vivo energy Uganda celebrates five years of growth and success
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business Vivo Energy, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants, is celebrating five years of growth and success in Uganda since its establishment in the country in February 2013. The Shell …Read More »
COMMENT: Superstar sex predators
A psychological explanation for those seeking to understand the apparent nexus of success and abuse COMMENT | RAJ PERSAUD ,PETER BRUGGEN | The Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal shows no sign of winding down. Just the opposite: police in the United Kingdom are now investigating several allegations involving the Oscar-winning …Read More »
I am the chief-engineer of my success
By Agather Atuhaire Fagil Mandy is a passionate educationist consultant. He spoke to Agnes E. Nantaba about how he crafted his way to the top through tough times. Any three things we don’t know about you? I grew up in the hands of two women; my mother and grandmother who …Read More »
What produces success or failure of nations?
By Andrew M. Mwenda How the arguments advanced to explain nations that have rapidly transformed are the same for the nations that failed What made South Korea (and Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia) develop so rapidly that was absent in sub-Sahara Africa and South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri …Read More »
What drives economic success?
By Andrew M. Mwenda Development is more a result of the activities of many anonymous individuals than a product of a visionary leader Common sense should predict and human nature would dictate that every leader of a poor country would desire to go down in history as a great transformative …Read More »
Kagame victim of own success
By Andrew M. Mwenda The world tends to hold him to very high, sometimes unrealistic standards Over the last one month, a rebellion has been ragging in eastern DRC against the government of President Joseph Kabila in Kinshasa. As I write this article, over 40 armed groups, some of them …Read More »
S. Africa and Rwanda: tale of majority failure and minority success
By Andrew .M.Mwenda Two epoch-making political transitions in Sub-Sahara Africa simultaneously dominated global news in April 1994, South Africa and Rwanda. South Africa’s was a transition from white minority rule to black majority rule; Rwanda’s from ‘Hutu majority’ rule to ‘Tutsi minority’ rule. The transition in South Africa was peaceful, …Read More »