Author

Kevin Mokento
  • Are we raising little devils?

    All people whose marbles are intact would unflinchingly speak favourably of the phenomenal benefits of the Internet. Alongside the benefits are many downsides, which parents must pay attention to.Though somewhat hard to swallow, the truth is, the...

  • The nearer the latrine the tastier the food

    This has been evident in the last few years, particularly in the last couple of years when the whole world suffered from the harsh and unignorable effects of COVID-19. In light of unproven scares about Deltacron and projections of increased...

  • What a horrible year!

    Unemployment continued to rise amidst an environment characterised by the collapse of businesses, many at SME level. Despite all efforts expended in the sourcing of vaccines by African governments, developed countries continued to selfishly hoard...

  • Are you a present father?

    Do you make time to know how your children are doing at school? Do you encourage them to be the best at whatever they do? Claire Lerner observes, “Children whose fathers are involved in their daily care, such as feeding, bathing, and playing...

  • Rise to the level of allyship

    The word is allyship. Certainly not a new word to many English speakers. In fact, it has been in use from the beginning of the latter half of the 19th century.What does this word mean? Dictionary.com defines allyship as, “The status or role of a...

  • Facilitate optimal usage of land

    In the long-term, other factors may come into play, such as land degradation, which may have the effect of shrinking useable land. At least coastal countries endowed with monetary resources can reclaim land from oceans and seas. A few world wise...

  • Frequent power outages - A curse for Africa!

    This applies even to inhabitants of continental economic powerhouses like Nigeria and South Africa. Just last week, my daughter, a fresher at the University of Botswana, was in the process of taking her first ever online examination when her computer...

  • Assertive leadership – A must for women!

    Do you tend to shy away from voicing your opinion? Driven by fear of offending others, do you gleefully forfeit opportunities for giving unsolicited feedback particularly to people occupying positions senior to yours? Do you have the tendency to beat...

  • Menschkeit vs Compulsive Megalomania

    On the flipside, if you are immature, and prone to passing superficial value judgements about other people, these words are likely to send you on a self-glorifying pious spree of identifying friends, family, acquaintances and authorities who have...

  • Do not toy with tribalism

    What happened in a movie set in the US last week patently demonstrates the wisdom of this lesson and the folly of choosing to ignore it. A seasoned award-winning actor pulled the trigger of a .45 long colt revolver and fatally shot a cinematographer....

  • Beware of FWB relationships

    The rules of intimacy, or, to be more precise, sexual intercourse, have always evolved throughout the centuries, and each generation tends to boast of a more liberal, genuinely inclusive and non-judgmental culture. Over the years, this has fed to...

  • You can write a novel

    The biggest factor that accounts for this fear is lack of confidence. Dan Poynter, an American author, rightly observed, “If you wait for inspiration to write, you’re not a writer, you’re a waiter.” How can you let go of fear and reverse the...

  • The law and justice: Complementary or contradictory?

    Wrought with frustration, he came up with this classic response, perhaps in reference to the unyielding nature of the law. This reminds me of the “Dura lex, sed lex” principle, Latin for “the law is harsh, but it is the law.”Several decades...

  • The media - The crisis of subjective objectivity

    However, we need an objective-centric press that subscribes to the abiding norms of accountability, accuracy, impartiality and autonomy.On average, we are spoiled to more than one local weekly newspaper each day. We have a wide pool of journalists....

  • Teachers deserve to be celebrated

    Particularly the few whose benevolence was unparalleled. The one or two who, despite all your puerile shenanigans, never gave up on you, lovingly treated you like their own offspring and played a pivotal part in transforming you from an ignoble...

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