In the time since I last blogged here….

In the time since I last blogged here: 1. Satan took over the Euro Zone. 2. Berlusconi , Italy’s richest man , left it to Monty to clear the economic mess in his country. 3. 2012 , we realised, was going to look more and more like 2008 2.0 4. Something called Carrier IQ became …

Is there really strength in numbers : I have found that in crisis reporting, numbers are a weakness

Yesterday as I checked facts onlineĀ  for my blogpost on this year’s day of the African child I came upon a realization. The mind boggling figures we throw around in an attempt to quantify human misery may not have the intended effect. They might on the contrary have the effect of turning off potential volunteers …

As Africa divorces it’s values, conscience, let’s spare a thought for the children

On the morning of June 16th,1976 thousands of African school children took to the streets in Soweto, South Africa to protest the inferior quality of their education and to demand their right to be taught in their own language instead of Afrikaans,recently introduced as the language of instruction in their schools Hundreds of young boys …