A reminder to Africans on the imperative need to move beyond the liberalist mere discourse of rights, towards an objective and concrete overhaul of their material condition. Alieu Bah here used his country, The Gambia as a pretext as to the failure of that liberal Democratic model and contemplating the complicity of the new kind of African activist in this scheme of neocolonialism.
Walter Rodney’s seminal book ‘How Europe Underdeveloped Africa’, first published in 1972, has recently been republished with a new introduction by Angela Y Davis, which is republished here.
The relationship between South Africa and the West, especially the US, has a complex history. Not least because the US designated those fighting the apartheid regime, as terrorists.
Belgium’s Princess Esmeralda says the country should “apologize” for colonial atrocities but said: “We are not responsible for our ancestors.” As if she and her country are not directly benefiting from the crimes of her ancestors in the present day.
Fanon was brutally honest in his criticism of militants and Africa’s post-independence elites.
Macron’s approach to Africa policy emulates the 1950’s strategies. Why? A big part of the answer can be found in the fact that today’s global circumstances are similar to those of post-World War II.
While some German museums are returning some of the famous Benin Bronzes, most remain in museums in the UK and the US even as calls for restitution grow.
Behind the multi-racial composition of the elite European teams competing in the tournament lies a complex and painful history.
For many Africans, Western countries continue to represent a certain standard they aspire to. The validation of our experiences, reality, history, cultures, art, music, icons, heroes and heroines continues to be through Western lens and standards.