Robert Odero

Can Africa find joy in suffering?
21 Apr 2014 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: suffering, tragedy
Is there something about Africa and its history that endears it to tragedy, and can we learn something from ancient Greece about the perception to suffering?

Making sense of Kenya’s Westgate terror attack
1 Oct 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: kenya, terror, islam, Al-Shabaab, westgate
Kenyans have been scarred by the devastating violence of the recent terrorist attack.

How to rewrite Africa’s history
15 Aug 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: history of africa
On the heel of Hegel's history of "Africa proper", the author offers a guide to rewriting Africa's history if this must be done. A history that is not confined to books and that should recognize the continent's originality and uniqueness, while acknowledging the contribution of countless non-Africans' Give due credit and do not re-invent the wheel.

Long walk to reconciliation
25 Jun 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: reconciliation, kenyatta
As dozens of African leaders met in May 2013 in the Ethiopian capital to mark 50 years since the founding of the African Union, one of the pressing items on the agenda was the call for the Hague-based International Criminal Court to drop crimes-against-humanity charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Five years after the election violence that led to the indictments, the call for justice may no longer be as popular and unanimous as it once was.

The undying legacy of the African woman
20 May 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: African women legacy, true feminism
The African woman is neither a mirror image of man nor a slave. She feels no need to imitate men to express her personality. Her work, her own genius, her preoccupations, her way of speaking, and her manners mask an original civilization. She has not allowed herself to be colonized by either men or male culture

I am Africa, this is my Story
29 Apr 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: africa story
"What is Africa for you?" Everyone loves a good story because they fascinate, edify and humanize us and help us interpret our world. Ultimately, every story represents a certain vision or picture of reality.

Vive la Difference!
8 Apr 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: diversity, ethnicity, kenyan tribe
The solution to ethnicity is to celebrate diversity. It consists in respecting the other as the other. Africa has abundant examples.

Why the dead live on in Africa
23 Feb 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: africa cult of ancestors, african community life, barack obama family, close-knit family, dreams from my father, love for life
Starting with the so-called African "Cult of the Ancestors", the author identifies some values that this continent has, such as life, and the awareness of being part of a family - a close-knit community. He recognizes that many of these values being given, rather than made, do not depend on the human will for either their existence or interpretation. These and many other values are true wealth that Africa offers the rest of the world.

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