Edwin Okong'o

An African perspective on matters of the world.

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from the author’s memoirs. It has been modified for publication on International Women’s Day. Please let us know what you think, and share it with your networks.   It’s a sunny morning in mid May, and relatives have gathered for a small commencement ceremony in the courtyard of a
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  South Africa drops charges against Pravin Gordhan — Al Jazeera South Africa’s state prosecutor has dropped fraud charges against the finance minister and others accused along with him. Pravin Gordhan, the minister, has been a vocal opponent of corruption and excessive spending by President Jacob Zuma’s government, which has been hit by a series
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