What we’re reading

Choosing the Hero

Riva Levinsons’s Choosing the Hero: My Improbable Journey and the Rise of Africa’s First Woman President is a must read.  Insightful, instructive and inspiring, Riva provides a front row seat and eye witness account of some of the most significant developments shaping Africa’s political landscape. Blended with stories of her own personal and professional development along the way, Riva’s journey is loaded with lessons in grit, naïveté, integrity and loyalty.

African war stories by Leyland Hazlewood

African war stories by Leyland Hazlewood African war stories So where is the War Room? It is a movable venue; in hotel lobbies, bars, nightclubs, airport lounges, at cocktail and other parties. It is wherever two or three expatriates are gathered […]

Redrawing our mental maps of Africa

Africa’s own media have a critical role to play in helping Africans — and the rest of the world — overcome stereotypes to grasp the continent’s inspiring deeper truths, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta argued at the 2015 CNN Multichoice African Journalist Awards in Nairobi last weekend. We agree.