Why do some of these “exposed” Nigerians rush to rationalize, defend or excuse their country’s mediocrity and ghastly performance? Writer Okey Ndibe talks low expectations for Nigeria and calling out bad leadership
If you thought the idea of tourists taking a walking (or riding) tour through slums to stare at residents as if they were animals was offensive, think again. The people at Emoya Luxury Hotel & Spa in Bloemfontein, South Africa, have gone one step further.
Education and colonial practices are important factors in considering the way Angolans view each other today
The important historical omission you need to know
As life’s delights go, visa-related red tape is right up there with root canals and Rick Ross. But it’s an integral part of life for holders of African passports. We are all-too-familiar with the tediousness of ticking one’s way through a relentless list of visa requirements ranging from your great-grandmother’s fingerprints to a sample of unicorn blood
We try to keep a positive vibe going here at This Is Africa, but every so often you come across something that just paints your mood black. Some of you may already be aware of this, but if like us you’re hearing about this for the first time your jaw will drop. And it’ll probably raise the same BIG questions in your mind that it did in ours.
My interest in African history – along with my need to learn as much as possible about women in African history – has resulted in my different view of what life was like for women in the past. African history remains truly diverse and complex
In a previous post about African versus European craziness, “Crazy oddity #4: ‘dealing’ with your kids” brought up fond memories of the corporal punishment inflicted on some of our readers. We thought we’d explore this side of the discipline issue a bit more.
A week before he died, Sankara said, “revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, but you cannot kill ideas”. And so, for us today, the final challenge rests not in finding more Sankaras, but in becoming them – in bringing these ideas to life