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Articles By: Peter Gatuna

The Rise of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahedo Church

The Rise of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahedo Church

More than any other institution in Ethiopia, the Orthodox Tawahedo Church has seen all the intrigues of Ethiopia’s long history. In fact, its origins lay much further back, at a time when Ethiopia was still languishing in the shadows of Egypt. ...
Reflections on My 25th Year of Life: Starting Up again

Reflections on My 25th Year of Life

If there is something I can confidently say at this point in my life, it’s that I have failed A LOT. So obviously, I have learnt an awful lot too. ...
The Deep Roots of the Ethiopia-Tigray Conflict

The Deep Roots of the Ethiopia-Tigray Conflict

A more accurate way to put it would be; Ethiopia was the only African country not to be colonized by a European nation. Instead, Ethiopia was colonized by the first truly African nation of Abyssinia. ...
Towards Peace in the 2022 Kenya General Elections

Towards Peace in the 2022 Kenya General Elections

To ensure that the upcoming general election is peaceful, we must first destroy the notions we have been taught of tribe as a political construct. Let’s instead celebrate tribe as the cultural concept it really is. ...
The People of Atlantis as Told by Plato

The People of Atlantis as Told by Plato

In the end, Atlantis is not the story of one single group of people. In fact, it is highly unlikely that the Bantus were  the only dwellers of Green Sahara. A fair portion of the population of Atlantis would have favored the northern and eastern exit points from North Africa.  We just need to find who these people are. ...
4 Old Maps That Tell East African History Better

4 Old Maps That Tell East African History Better

The history of East Africa is basically the story of a titanic tussle between the Kingdom of Abyssinia and the Ethiopian Empire. Before the Europeans came, these two kingdoms impacted the African continent more than any others. ...
DRIVE: A Better Driving Force than Motivation?

DRIVE: A Better Driving Force than Motivation?

Motivated people can be just as enthusiastic about the goals they set for themselves as everyone else, and this is what drives them to excel. The problem comes when you have to get your motivation from an external force – which is what most people do ...
Earth Day 2021: The Bigger Picture

Earth Day 2021: The Bigger Picture

Without comprehensive solutions, climate action can be overturned very easily.  Moreover, there’s a need to separate politics from climate action.   ...
The Ultimate Male: A Manly Solution to Rape Culture in Kenya

The Ultimate Male: A Manly Solution to Rape Culture in Kenya

In my view, the prevalence of rape incidences is a sign of a deeper problem. A crisis of maleness, if you will, that is being expressed in the worst possible way. In Kenya, we have many men walking around who possess none of the values that make a man a man. ...
The 7 Cures for a Lean Purse

The 7 Cures for a Lean Purse

It’s a secret that shows its workings, slowly, over time, with continued use. Once you understand that investing is all the difference between a life of comfort and a life of constraint, accumulating wealth becomes so much easier. ...
Regulation in the Kenya Film Industry : The Way Forward

Regulation in the Kenyan Film Industry: The Way Forward

Film studios need to wake up and smell the coffee. Or rather, wake up to the opportunity at hand. Not only Kenya, but the entire East and Central Africa, can become a single film market for Swahili/English movies. ...
How Cap 222 Muzzles Creativity in the Kenya Film Industry

How Cap 222 Muzzles Creativity in the Kenya Film Industry

An archaic colonial law, Cap 222 was initially meant to regulate filmmaking in colonial Kenya towards independence. You know, when opposition was fever-high and freedom fighters were looking for any means possible to galvanize the populace into action. ...
How to Avoid Getting Trapped in Perfectionism

Ways to Avoid Getting Trapped in Perfectionism

Perfectionism is not a habit. It is a character archetype – a mental model. Perfectionists are naturally wired to find ways to improve things. It is only harmful if you let it get in the way of your being productive. ...
The Cycle of Life

Appreciating The Cycle of Life

From the point of birth up until our death, we are constantly growing and changing physically, mentally, and emotionally. ...
5 New Years’ resolutions for 2021

5 New Years’ resolutions for 2021

For all its horrors, Covid-19 has taught us a very important lesson on personal responsibility. Separated from friends, family, and colleagues, you simply had to learn to stand on your own feet. ...