Rwanda’s Paul Kagame in his inauguration speech made strong statements about African unity and agency. “The governance and prosperity of Africa cannot be outsourced, ” Kagame noted. We consider his inauguration speech a strong message to African leaders to deliver and honour their election promises.
Peju Alatise is one of Nigeria’s leading visual artists. Her works were showcased at the 57th Venice Biennale where for the first time the Nigerian Pavilion was in place. Alatise’s works have been said to be “filled with strong societal narratives on the realities of life in Africa.” She recently won the FNB Art Prize.
There is a demand for the return of stolen artefacts to the continent. Over 3,000 bronze statues were stolen from the palace of the Oba of Benin, Oba Ovọnramwẹn Nọgbaisi after the British invaded Benin Kingdom and killed its inhabitants by sending a punitive force of 1,200 soldiers.
The West has consistently survived on good public relations, seemingly with good intentions; foreign aid, donations to refugee camps and a host of other seemingly good political and humanitarian gestures. But the agenda of the Berlin Conference, 100 years later is still intact, divide, conquer and get as much wealth as possible while Africans fight wars and the world watches.
African writers in the diaspora have consistently garnered awards for their works, telling stories that are beautiful and touching. Yaa Gyasi, a Ghanaian born writer recently won the American Book Awards for her novel Homegoing.
A leading Sudanese women’s rights activist Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim has passed away at he age of 84. Fatima was the first female elected parliamentarian in Sudan. May she Rest in Power.
After staying out of the country on medical grounds for more than three months, Nigerians are demanding that President Buhari either comes back to resume his duties or resign. Are the protests justifiable?
How justifiable is it to build a university worth $1 billion when existing universities are facing serious funding challenges? Zimbabwe’s Minister for Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, Professor Jonathan Moyo announced plans to build the Robert Gabriel Mugabe University. What are your thoughts?
Rwanda’s re-elected president Paul Kagame has continued showing commitment towards economic development. This week, the Kagame launched construction of a $818 million Bugesera international Airport that should be completed in December 2018.