The South African Freedom Charter states that the country belongs to all who live in it. But is that true? Does the country belong to anybody at all? Were we sold a lie?
In political, academic and other analyses of Africa, the North is often either removed from the continent or treated as fundamentally different from “black” aka “real” Africa. The separation is not only false, but also damaging to African identity and unity.
What does it mean to be Nigerian at a time of so much uncertainty? Am I grateful to be a Nigerian? Yes. Would I wish to be anything else? No. Do I love my country? Well, it’s complicated. And here’s why.
Despite African and African-inspired attire being all the rage and trending internationally, Africans in America can still be refused entry to nightclubs because of their attire. “Isn’t African dress equal in all respects to European dress?,” asks one writer.
Most people’s impressions of South Sudan are likely to have been formed by the pictures of anonymous rebels, soldiers and refugees they keep seeing in the news. The crisis is real, but there’s more to the South Sudanese than that. Here’s one man’s story.
The contradiction of Kenya’s independence is that those with the money to buy a lot of land were usually those who had collaborated with colonialism. How can African democracies have any content if the inherited inequalities from colonialism are not resolved?
After raiding the offices of Walter Reed Project for training homosexuals earlier, the Uganda Police have now alleged that the now closed Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) actively recruited and trained homosexuals. In a statement on last week’s raid […]
“It is quite a while since I sensed creative promise on this level,” said Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka on reading “Foreign Gods Inc.”, the recent novel by outspoken Nigerian writer Okey Ndibe. We sat with Okey to discuss the book, Chinua Achebe and immigrant life.
Two form three girls (names withheld) have been dismissed from Michiru Secondary School in Blantyre, Malawi for allegedly being found in a lesbianism act. According to Maravi Post, the two girls who last month (February 2014) were also being found […]