In a Ghana hotel I overheard a western-sounding white male utter the following to a listener on his phone: “The people in Africa are so simple, I can do whatever I like here. They never challenge me.” My body froze, and of course I said and did nothing.
They say God made Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve. Very cute, but because it rhymes doesn’t mean it’s true. If the creator, Obatala, can bring babies into the world retarded, is it not conceivable that sometimes he puts a female ‘spirit’ in a male body?
What is “race”? I was not aware of it growing up. Then I started school. “Well your dad is Ugandan so that makes you Ugandan.” “Doesn’t that make you coloured?” “You kind of look more Indian.” And so I began to define myself in opposition to others.
Adoption of children across the old apartheid categories is on the rise. There were 936 such adoptions in the last three years. Community journalism project GroundUp unpacks some of the issues the Department of Social Development calls “trans-racial” adoption.
The 2010 constitution prevents foreigners from owning land in Kenya, but as Kenyans have come to find out implementing these provisions are complicated by the ambiguous nature of the law and deliberate moves by the landed class to frustrate the process.
It is not enough that we have words like peruse which mean what they mean and the exact opposite of it, mankind just had to have more languages than the tone of their skins and sometimes that really causes a problem…
The AFRICAN must learn that he stands and he speaks for all his people when he opens his mouth. He comes from a land and a history that is simple and homogeneous. He must be protected like the wildlife in the Savannah. It’s a tough role to play.
The police are investigating the racist abuse encountered by Mario Balotelli on Sunday afternoon after the striker posted a tweet mocking Manchester United’s plight
Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire looks at the various reasons for ostracising African languages in African schools and shows how unconvincing they are, arguing for more vigilance in the defence of the use of local languages in African schools.