Monthly Archives: October 2014

The African Dimension

Looking at deceit and deception from a moral perspective we know what is right and wrong, even from an early age (at least most of us do). Faced with a choice we look at the cost of an action or … Continue reading

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Interlude 2

Open letter to The President of Tanzania Right Honourable President Jakiya M. Kikwete of Tanzania Sir, Thank you firstly on your recent stand regarding the East African Community (EAC). Working together for an EAC common market is a distinguished goal … Continue reading

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Deceit and Deception

All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things (Robert Southey Quotes). Deceit and deception guide many of our social actions. Do we tell the … Continue reading

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So Here We Are

Firstly, we have the three stages of man in the lecture notes of S. A. Mwanahewa, Makerere University, Uganda (1997): Man as a Vegetative Being We find man sharing into the lowest level of beings […] in the fact that … Continue reading

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On God

The one thing I have strayed away from both here and in 60 Posts is the god issue. I have touched on it in many places and discussed morality occasionally (see here for example) but I have avoided a detailed … Continue reading

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Interlude 1

Open letter to Freeman Mbowe, spokesperson for Chadema and MP for Hai District, Tanzania Dear Sir; As the outspoken spokesperson for the opposition party Chadema in Tanzania you have often exposed the party in power – CCM – for its … Continue reading

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Prosocial and Antisocial

Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3. Here we have a remarkable correlation between three maps: Figure 1, the Global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) (2012), Figure 2, the Global Peace Index (2011) and Figure 3, the Failed States Index (2013). If … Continue reading

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