The European Union parliament has passed a resolution that calls on Uganda and Tanzania to halt their oil and gas projects, stating that the immense risk to the surrounding communities and further contribution to worsening climate change is not worth it. While their sentiments are true and well documented, the state of their own failures in tackling climate change or curbing fossil fuel emissions brings their interference into question.
African leaders have called for reforms of the United Nations system. The AU chairperson and Senegal’s President Macky Sall said Africa “does not want to be the breeding ground of a new Cold War.”
In lieu of a formal apology the Dutch government which might or might not come later this year, is setting up an approx. €200 million fund to ‘raise awareness about the legacy of slavery’.
South African legislators are steadily moulding indigenous laws into the image of western laws.
With Raila Odinga losing the presidency a record fifth time, has the myth of Deep State in Kenya been busted?
There is no good reason to allow the evil empire to retain any legitimacy as the British royal family papers over the pillage it continues to benefit from.
Akinlawon Ladipo Mabogunje was Nigeria’s first professor of geography. He has died at 90. He served as a consultant to the Nigerian government and several states in urban and regional development, helping politicians and bureaucrats to understand how research institutions could influence and shape policy. Mabogunje’s legacy stretches far beyond his seminal book.
Justice Sie-A-Nyene Gyapay Yuoh is the third female Chief Justice in Liberia’s 175 years of existence. The founding member of the Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL) and former Associate Justice was one of two female judges in the current five-member Supreme Court.
The death of Queen Elizabeth II has elicited mixed feelings. Some remember the Queen as a steadfast guiding figure, a symbol of stability and resilience, but for others across Africa, her country’s colonial legacy will remain a stain on her contested legacy.