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Proverb of the Week: An eye that you treat is the one that turns against you

  Wang’ mithiedho ema gawi. (Luo, Kenya & Tanzania) Jicho ulilotibu ndilo linarudi kukuangalia vibaya. (Swahili) An eye that you treat is the one that turns against you. (English) Jealousy and greed are part of our social relationship. So for the Luo community in Kenya and Tanzania, it is a common practice to create awareness of these social ills. Our present day Africa – and the world in general – is full of problems ““ family and marital conflicts,…

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Proverb of the Week

When you sort out the grains, it becomes pure. (Tigrinya – Ethiopia, Eritrea). Ukipepeta nafaka, inabaki iliyo safi. (Swahili) Just like grains, such as maize and sorghum, are important to the economic progress and the livelihood of many Africans, especially the Tigrinya people of Ethiopia and Eritrea, so is peace to human beings. In the preparation of the grain meal amongst Africans, great care is taken to make it clean, by removing all impurities from the meal. This precaution…

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Nigerian Probe: Accountability or Victimisation?

Accountability is, from governance and ethics perspective, answerability or liability. It is an integral part of democracy and the rule of law. In leadership roles, accountability is the acknowledgement and assumption of responsibility for actions, decisions or policies. Accountability is, therefore, sine quo non for good governance. With this in mind, it must be seen as a natural welcome step when accountability is demanded from the government or individuals. The decision, therefore, of the newly elected president of Nigeria,…

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Somalia: Tell Me Something!

Believe it or not, the once almost totally destroyed, neglected and some would dare argue, “hopeless” country, Somalia is no more what you might think. The country has embarked on a tough, yet determined journey to prosperity. Thanks to African Peace Keeping forces, led by the highly experienced and indomitable forces of Uganda, supported by other African forces from Burundi and Kenya, Somalians have debunked all the pessimists and war mongers and decided to say ‘enough is enough.” The…

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President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania and the Resurrection of Thomas Sankara

(photo: fakebeast.com) After the revolutionary spirit of many African masses was drastically dumped into the abysmal hopelessness, following the brutal murder of a rare African icon, former President Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso, on 15 October 1987, at the ripe age of 38, allegedly by his bosom friend, ex President Blaise Compaore, only a few die hard optimists would believe that many African countries would embrace, within a short time, a genuine socio-political change from its leader. Clearly, the…

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PROVERB OF THE WEEK

Amaadhi amasabe tigamala ndigho. (Basoga and Baganda – Uganda) Maji ya bure hayakati kiu. (Swahili ““ Kenya, Tanzania) Water that has been begged for does not quench the thirst. (English) It`s better to work hard for achievements, rather than rely on others for help, because often, when the help comes, it might be less than what you wish or expect. (Meaning) As we enter the year 2016, we can only achieve much if we work hard and be focused…

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South Africa: One Country, Two Laws?

King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo of Thembu ethnic group, South Africa might spend the next 12 years in jail, after the country’s highest court threw out his bid to overturn the earlier verdict against him. The King, who belongs to the same ethnic group as former President Nelson Mandela, was convicted of kidnapping, assault and arson following damaging accusation of mistreatment of his subjects more than two decades ago. He was accused of kidnapping a woman and her six children, and…

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HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP WITH MAGZTER: SUBSCRIBE TO KATA KATA FOR $0.91 PER YEAR

In a collaboration with Magzter, a New York based world`s fastest growing digital newsstand with over a million monthly sign up users, Kata Kata magazine can now be subscribed to online for a mere $ EUR 3.64 per year (Just EUR 0.91 per issue). With almost 28 million users from 175 countries and 7000 magazines and offices spread worldwide, Magzter, the #1 app developer for the Apple Newsstand in the world with over 1,800 apps created to date, occupies…

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A NEW APP FOR KATA KATA

We are happy to announce the launch of our new KATA KATA APP, which enables you to access Kata Kata easily. Soon you will be receiving those your favourite humorous Kata Kata illustrations on your phone. Just click on the link below and download the APP FREE of charge and start enjoying our content. Here we go: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.magzter.katakatacartoonmagazine

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RESPONSE TO IRRESPONSIBLE INSULTS AGAINST GROUPS

It has never been my intention to engage myself in watery empirical arguments, but sometimes, when certain rattling statements are constantly made ““ especially by those who should have known better ““ and ALL members of certain groups (or individuals) are exposed to unnecessary misconception, it then becomes the DUTY of every right thinking person to react and expose one`s gullibility and set the records straight. Recently, my attention has been drawn to a blog/message on the Facebook ““…

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EU $2 Billion Migration Fund: Manna from Heaven For Africans?

There is nothing so shameful like being caught with your pant down. Really? Well, perhaps our brothers and sisters in the Money for hand back for ground industry (or “profession“as it is respectfully called in the Netherlands) might not necessarily agree with me. Anyway, disagreement is part of democracy ““ the life-saving tonic our western lords want us to imbibe in order to become politically and socially healthy. Let`s leave democracy alone for now for the West and think…

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PROVERB OF THE WEEK

  Nsungwi ya mtuwa sisiliridwa. (Chewa ““ Malawi and Nyanja ““ Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique) A tender bamboo cannot be eagerly desired (for building). (English) In Africa, Christmas is a special season, full of festivities, happiness, financial challenges ““ and temptations. It is a period we see old pals, make friends – and even destroy relationships. Think of those beautiful girls and handsome boys hanging around, seeking attention. Aha.. you young bachelor and Bachelorette, have you forgotten the recent demand…

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