Month: February 2016

Reflections

Dispatches from Dar: Elections and Social Media

By Mpuga Rukidi, Uganda: There were no elections in Tanzania. It is the situation back home that has been on mind. Home sickness, some people call it. And here I was thinking that am beyond such trivial things like home sickness. Uganda was having general elections just the other week. A friend here told me we were confirming our president. […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Reminiscing: Words I long to hear (continued)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: My roommates took me out to a club to celebrate my birthday. They wouldn’t allow me to cry over Swazi one more night. What they didn’t know is that I wasn’t just heartbroken; I was disappointed and angry. With everything that had happened, this one thing I couldn’t get over; he called me Sindi! That’s […]

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JE SUIS AFRIQUE (7)

By Maarifa PJ Kidoge, Congo: The story of Hope (Continued) Hope's mother, Jeanette, went back to Bandundu in order to continue her internship. After her transfer request was declined, she didn't have a choice but to go back with her daughters as they were still too young to leave behind. Besides, in Congo things such as baby sitting or any […]

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Dispatches from Dar, RCA In-House, Series

Dispatches from Dar: The Weather

It is strange that someone in Africa should find the weather there noteworthy, especially if they too are from Africa. Strange indeed. Stranger even, considering that this is said in a week where politicians were struggling hard to steal the show. Well, in South Africa. But who ever said that politicians are far from showmen or comedians, to be more […]

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JE SUIS AFRIQUE (6)

By Maarifa PJ Kidoge, DRC: The story of Hope “I was innocent and I too deserved the right to grow up like other children around the world…but I didn't.” This is the cry of all the children who lost their lives due to poor healthcare in Congo. There are many cases where children are dead due to a fever that could […]

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Bulletin Dilution, Confessions of a Social Pariah, Reflections

Confessions of A Social Pariah: The Valentine’s Day Survival Guide

By Spliph, South Africa: I formed a page on Facebook, code name N.A.H.A.B meaning the 'National Association of Husbands and Boyfriends'. I thought it necessary to rekindle the NAHAB flame seeing that Valentine's Day is fast approaching. NAHAB was to be the vanguard in extraditing the injustices of Valentine's Day. Now, I have no problem with people falling in love, […]

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