This year’s Nobel Peace Prize goes to Abiy Ahmed, the
youthful Ethiopian prime minister, for making peace with Eritrea. Does
he deserve the prize, given that he’s only been on the spotlight for a
short time? Should he have shared the prize with Eritrean President
Isaias Afwerki just like Nelson Mandela and Frederik de Klerk? Should
Africa still be looking west for validation? Shouldn’t we be aspiring
more for recognition in areas of science like medicine, physics and
So many questions!
In this episode, Nado, Okong’o and Khaboshi try to make sense of it all.
Edwin Okong’o is not your typical, stereotypical African. He is a storyteller by any medium necessary™. Okong'o is an award-winning journalist, humorist, satirist and memoirist. He received his master’s degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied radio, newspaper, magazine, and online multimedia storytelling and editing. Okong’o’s journalistic work, provocative commentaries, and stand-up comedy performances have appeared in numerous media across the world. He is the winner of several honors, including a Webby Award for his short documentary, "Kenya: Sweet Home, Obama", which he made for the PBS program, Frontline.
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