I am glad that I am neither a soldier nor a mercenary. Both are instruments of war and destruction. Nobody should ask me to fire machine guns and drop bombs on fellow Africans whose leader came to power through a violent coup and not democratic elections.
I do not wish to counter the stand our leaders have taken against the International Criminal Court. They have argued that it is a racist court and have decided that Kenyatta should not attend their trials. I want to take their decision a step further.
In an attempt to silence journalists, activists, NGOs and other critics, the Kenyan government is denouncing them as agent provocateurs and accusing them of being funded by America. We’ve been here before, but this time the public is taking the bait.
A journalist and nine others were each sentenced to a year’s imprisonment for protesting against a constitutional referendum on Monday, according to judicial sources in Egypt. The 10 defendants were found guilty of attempting to derail the constitutional referendum that […]
If ever someone introduces himself to you as “Engr. Double Chief Sir,” you need not ask where he is from. In a world championship for titles, Nigerians would win all the medals. Why are we so obsessed with this absurd practice?
It’s as if the Samora Machel Monument wasn’t meant to be found. After the turn-off from a well-marked highway between South Africa and Mozambique, the road to the site of the mysterious plane crash of Mozambique’s first president twists and turns for miles.
Obama has invited 47 African leaders to a summit in DC, but no summit between the US and that many countries can come up with useful solutions that will work for all countries. If Obama wants to meet with African presidents, he should attend an AU meeting.
What makes someone African? In a globalised world, is there such a thing as an African identity? If you’re African by origin but were born and raised abroad, what makes you African? A conversation about identity with Caine Prize-winning author Tope Folarin.
When one looks and listens to business, political and cultural leaders, we are most likely to see and hear speeches of African people that not only reinforce white supremacy but are rooted in European thinking. Our present orientation is not necessarily rooted in African thought, culture and heritage.