Forty Big Questions for Progress and Shared Prosperity

Structural factors including inequality, discrimination and disadvantage have impeded progress in sub-Saharan Africa for much of the last century. Many of these factors are rooted in colonialism, culture and economic systems that inhibit the capacity of Africans and African countries to unlock their full potential. In recent years, national epidemics and global pandemics, such as …

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On Death

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die... - Ecclesiastes 3 vs 1-2 The death you run away from will come to meet you and you will be returned to the One who knows the unseen as …

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“Till Death Do Us Part”? Moral Questions on Marriage and Divorce

In continuation of my previous post on loyalty, I reflect here on some moral questions surrounding divorce. Marriage is an event and process that involves an intent to be loyal or at least a declaration of loyalty. In many, if not most, parts of the world, marriage is significant, and comes with important moral and …

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Thinking through the interface between technology, pedagogy and donkey years’ approaches

In my last post, I wrote about the need for innovation in our approach to teaching and learning including supporting students to develop critical thinking skills. One of the things I alluded to in that post was the relevance of new technologies in teaching and learning. Upon further reflection, I realised that I may be falling into the …

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