Politics and Society

Fela Kuti was not a prophet, it is the Nigerian society that hasn’t changed
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Politics and Society Fela Kuti was not a prophet, it is the Nigerian society that hasn’t changed

Nigerians celebrated independence from Britain on October 1, 1960. The country has been plagued with leadership problems which Nigerian Afrobeat maestro Fela Kuti railed against. Fela has been labelled a prophet by many Nigerians, but is he really a prophet or it’s just the Nigerian society which has failed to change.

Nigeria at 59: Waiting for Godot
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Politics and Society Nigeria at 59: Waiting for Godot

Nigeria is in the throes of various economic, security and social challenges. However, the urgency to address poverty, unemployment and other pressing social and political issues is lacking. What is concerning is how Nigerian leaders are quoting the Bible, asking their compatriots to persevere like the children of Israel till they reach the “land flowing with milk and honey”.

Climate victims: Grand-Lahou, an Ivorian tourist destination is washing away
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Politics and Society Climate victims: Grand-Lahou, an Ivorian tourist destination is washing away

For the past decades rising sea levels and coastal erosion have threatened the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people across West Africa. The sea has swallowed the coastline of Grand-Lahou’s old town at a pace of 1-to-2 meters a year to the extent that only one habitable village remains partially intact.

Is Africa’s unity predicated on the colonial borders it’s trying to break?
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Politics and Society Is Africa’s unity predicated on the colonial borders it’s trying to break?

The political unity of Africa has been an elusive vision. The United States of Africa premised on Pan-African ideals still remains a pipe dream despite having been pushed by numerous African political leaders. Is the United States of Africa a realistic vision we should continue to pursue or it’s still an ambitious dream?