Wamlambez and Soapy are two popular songs in Kenya and Nigeria respectively sang by millennial musicians. While this is good for freedom of expression, we question why this popularity and buy-in has not extended to political expression in the two countries.
Ghana’s example of opening its borders to African-Americans and embracing all Black people is the progressive ingredient African countries need to adopt. Additionally, Paul Kagame’s call for Africa to define its own course, rejecting validation from the West, are among the necessary steps towards self-determination and meaningful development.
Winnie Byanyima, renowned human rights advocate and former Ugandan Member of Parliament has left Oxfam after seven years to join UNAIDS as its Executive Director. The appointment has been widely praised and shared across social media.
Rwanda is set to host the first Cybertech Africa Conference and Exhibition in 2020. An MoU was signed yesterday between the Government of Rwanda and Cybertech.
It is an offence to now “annoy” President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. This was one of the charges filed against Ugandan Member of Parliament, and “Ghetto President”, Robert Kyagulanyi widely known as Bobi Wine.
A reread of an article published in September 1985 by West Africa, a weekly magazine shows that Nigeria is facing the same economic, and political challenges it faced three decades ago when President Buhari was Head of State.
America is not safe for Black people in particular, who are constantly victimised, and killed by the police. In general, the country is not safe for everyone with a spate of domestic terrorism cases. Following two recent mass killings within 24 hours, America’s unwillingness to accept it has a grave problem with White terrorism has continued to raise eyebrows.
Is Nigeria losing the fight against Boko Haram 10 years after the terror group was formed? With reports of soldiers buried in the night in secret graves, the human security situation is precarious. The Nigerian Army is struggling to effectively deal with the terrorist group, while having to contend with conflicts involving herdsmen in parts of the country.
Africans keep modelling their democracy against the West. Few are critical enough to speak about Africa modelling its own democracy against its own context. At a time when democracy in the West is being questioned due to the influence of companies such as Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, where does that leave Africa’s democracy?