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A short history of the mkesha (overnight)

As the new academic year begins in Dodoma, it seems like every weekend features another mkesha, the big all-night gathering for university students. The mkesha phenomenon is little more than a decade old. We’re told it began in Dar es Salaam around 2000. With packed daily timetables, students were busy, but were […]

Engaging the university with Vinoth Ramachandra (1)

Let’s continue considering the nature of university ministry with the guidance of Vinoth Ramachandra, who is Secretary for Dialogue and Social Engagement in IFES. To unpack my last post, here I’m drawing on Engaging the University, which is the first lecture of Ramachandra’s 2012 lecture series, ‘Mission as Prophetic Engagement’. Bear in […]