Posts tagged ‘Africa’

Exhibition: Democracy My Piss, Apr. 28 – May 26 2016 @ Kuona Trust

Democracy my piss
Opening: April 28, 2016
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 6 pm

Exhibition Runs Until: May 28, 2016

About
This is an art project and exhibition looking at democracy in Africa, taking common observations of political elections in Africa as a starting point.

Often ‘democracy’ in Africa is established by the cycle: Queue – Voting – Dispute/Violence/Compromise – Long years between elections – Stasis – Queue. African politics feature accounts of unconstitutional extension of presidential terms, manipulation of electoral laws, party hopping, patronage and violence, and very rare nominal transitions when an incumbent is out-voted.

On the other end are ordinary people who are subjects to these politics being positioned as bit-players, pawns, the supporting cast to a centralized system of influential men and women but still they queue in millions to vote. Are they exercising a right denied for too long? Is there a need to make a mark even though that mark is mostly ignored? Is democracy an experiment? Is Africa defining its own kind of democracy?

http://kuonatrust.org/democracy-my-piss/

April 17, 2016 at 4:50 pm Leave a comment

Mindspeak: the world and Africa in 2015 by Aly-Khan Satchu, Jan. 31 2015 @ Intercontinental Hotel

Alykhan Jan
Date: January 31, 2015
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel – Nairobi
Time: 9 am – 12 noon
Entry: Free [rsvp: info@rich.co.ke]

Presentation by Aly-Khan Satchu – CEO Rich Management Ltd

January 24, 2015 at 10:00 am 1 comment

Mindspeak: The challenges facing Kenya & Africa by IMF MD Christine Lagarde, Jan. 6 2013 @ Inter-Con Nairobi

Challenges Facing Africa
Date: January 6, 2013
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel
Time: Seated by 1500 Hrs for 1530 to 1700 Hrs
Entry: Prior Invite [RSVP – marmbithi@gmail.com cc info@rich.co.ke]

Chief Guest: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde

Co-hosted by Aly – Khan Satchu and Vimal Shah

January 6, 2014 at 10:56 am Leave a comment

Aly-Khan Satchu’s #Mindspeak Co-hosted with Vimal Shah: Guest IMF MD Christine Lagarde, Jan. 6 2013 @ Inter-Con Nairobi

Challenges Facing Africa
Date: January 6, 2013
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel
Time: 1530-1700 Hrs
Entry: Prior Invite

Chief Guest: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde

About
Aly-Khan Satchu is the CEO of RICH.CO.KE and convenor of mindspeak.
Prominent guests to grace mindspeak sessions in the past include sitting African heads of state [HE Paul Kagame & HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni], European Ministers [HE Didier Reynders – Belgian Deputy Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs & Ms. Lilianne Ploumen – Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Co-operation of the Netherlands] and industry captains.

Vimal Shah is the CEO of Bidco Oil Refineries and Chairman of Kenya Private Sector Alliance

Essential reads on M/s Christine Lagarde: The Guardian’s Christine Lagarde: can the head of the IMF save the euro? by Decca Aitkenhead

December 19, 2013 at 11:07 am Leave a comment


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