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.
Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has proved himself an uncompromising and effective leader in Africa. Recent calls have been made including from former president Ali Hassan Mwinyi for the Bulldozer to extend his tenure in office beyond the mandated two terms. Magufuli has however said he’s not going to rule for more than the stipulated period in the constitution.
Mauritanians took a radical decision and voted in favour of a referendum to abolish the senate and change the national flag. President Abdel Aziz had earlier accused the Senate of being corrupt and had referred to the senate as “useless and too costly.” what’s your view on the decision?
The Western media is Africa’s number one enemy. Its reportage on Africa is consistently biased, cementing stereotypes that Africa has a leadership crisis, and the continent is incapable of producing outstanding leaders. Without understanding specific geopolitical variables, it has consistently demonised its leaders, Muammar Gaddafi, Patrice Lumumba come to mind and now Rwanda’s Paul Kagame.