One’s nationality can be determined by where you were born, where your parents are from, where you hold citizenship – politics, geography, circumstance and even choice. There is nothing complicated about where I am from, until I’m challenged to prove it.
Female MPs in Kenya have stormed out of a late-night parliamentary session in a row over the legalisation of polygamy
South Africa has 11 official languages, but some black people are being brought up to speak only English. Others equate speaking English with intelligence, forgetting that when we lose our mother tongue we lose a sense of who we are.
Anti-Black racism from Arabs is nothing new, but anti-Black racism from East and South-East Asians is not what most Nigerians expect. I work at an Asian embassy in Nigeria, and here’s what I witnessed.
Google “Maasai” and “products”, and you will find Maasai figurines, by a British company called The Emporium Gifts, Masai Land Rover accessories, Maasai Beanies by 10 Deep, Maasai Red lace-up shirts by Ralph Lauren, Masai Barefoot Technology trainers. Why is Maasai wear so fashionable now?
Fifty years ago an unmarried 25-year-old African woman was seen as odd. A husband and family was supposed to be your life’s goal. Thank God we’ve moved on. Or have we?
When you are really ready to live in Africa you take a step back, listen and learn from those who know a whole lot more than you do about the place you call home.
For reasons still unknown to scientists, albinism seems to be most prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa. Tanzania has one of the highest incidents of albinism in the world, roughly 1 in 35000. The country’s albinos live in fear of their lives.
To the many white people in African countries using us to make a name for themselves while overshadowing the work of those few who genuinely care and have a clue about what they’re doing, please get over yourselves, and find less insulting ways to feel good about yourselves