How to boost Africa and South East Asia cooperation

Considered one of humanity’s great early achievements is the crossing of early man from Asia to Australia. Archeological, genetic and paleontological evidence contends that modern humans spread into South-East Asia from Africa about 60,000 years ago- owing to the cooling of the Earth’s climate in the Ice Age. Their heritage today is left behind with […]

Why we need a Structured Parliamentary Diplomacy for Africa

Foreign Policy is Public Policy. Foreign policy has hitherto been a prerogative of the Executive arm of government despite the globalized nature and complex interactions in the 21st century that demand creative solutions in maintaining peace and stability. The Executive through Parliamentary bodies and committees allows the policies to be scrutinized in an effort to create harmony within government agencies. Constitutions in democratic states now demand that the State cannot engage in Wars without the approval of Parliamentary bodies. This remains the foremost engagement on International Relations for most parliaments to date.

How Kenya and African Countries can Avoid Chinese Debt Diplomacy

That Kenya has fallen into China’s debt diplomacy is unfortunate. The idea that such profound contracts and investments would be made without a robust public engagement or participation brings into question the role of Parliament in oversight of government. In light of this, the revelations of the gaps in the China-Kenya Standard Gauge Railway contract […]

Why African nations need keener focus on foreign policy issues

Kenya and almost all African states were created following a foreign policy decision of 13 European countries and the United States, led by the French, British and Germans. They were marking their spheres of influence during the Berlin Conference of 1884 (also referred to as the Congo Conference/West Africa Conference). Read more: https://www.nation.co.ke/oped/blogs/620-4249946-11hh64vz/index.html

Industrial Revolution: The African Civilization Question

While our ancestors have been around for about six million years, the modern form of humans only evolved about 200,000 years ago. The Civilized man is only about 6,000 years old- creating various civilizations to fit their way of life and surroundings. Industrialization, however, started in the earnest only in the 1800s, led by the […]