Socrates Mbamalu

About the Author Socrates Mbamalu

Socrates Mbamalu was born in Nigeria and grew up in Kenya. His works have appeared in Waza Africa, Saraba Magazine, Deyu African, Kalahari Review, African Writer, Sankofa Mag, Jalada and adda. He is a 2016 Saraba Nonfiction Manuscript prize awardee. His Saraba nonfiction manuscript The Kenyan Boy is due for publication as an Ebook next year. He can be found on Twitter as @linsoc .

Lillian Dube

You can now call her Dr Lillian Dube

Veteran South African actress, and activist Lillian Dube who has graced the TV screen since the 1980s has been awarded with an honorary doctorate degree by the Tshwane University of Technology, DTech (Honoris Causa) Drama & Film Production. In a remarkable and inspirational tale, the woman who once worked as a tea lady in a furniture factory was honoured for her outstanding contribution to South African performing arts. Congratulations on the award.

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Jacob Zuma honoured with a statue in Nigeria amidst angry reactions

Barely a month after a monument was unveiled in Groot Marico, South Africa, erected in honour of President Jacob Zuma, the South African leader has be honoured again in Nigeria. President Zuma was honoured in Imo State with a statue, given a chieftaincy title and a road named after him. The statue has set tongues wagging on social media. Does President Zuma deserve such an honour?