Mahmood Mamdani

Our universities need relevance and excellence

In shaping Africa’s universities we should take the best from two examples: Dar and Makerere

Nation state: Nyerere’s legacy

Julius Nyerere shunned populist Africanisation and curtailed civil liberties to attain his dream.

Africa’s post-colonial scourge

The 'consultancy culture' at universities across the continent has a corrosive effect on education.

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