Why do African leaders still maintain the colonial structures of the Berlin Conference? It’s 134 years since the conference that changed the whole continent. The solution to the problems Africa faces, which stem from the Berlin Conference, is in the hands of Africans.
With the consent of African governments, China’s subtle but deliberate strategy is paying off.
American First Lady Melania Trump was in Africa to promote her vague “Be Best” campaign. However, the focus has been less on deciphering the campaign’s viability and more on her “Out of Africa” inspired and outdated colonial fashion.
Many African countries use English as the official language, which is also the medium of instruction in schools. However, it is shocking that Africans from Anglophone speaking countries have to prove their proficiency despite years of education. Applicants who wish to attend British and U.S. institutions have to pay a hefty amount to write or retake international proficiency exam IELTS or TOEFL.
Fanon found in Algeria that what the colonial law courts considered a failure of integration by mental patients was in fact an elemental resistance to European rule.
Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga was the earring-wearing, liberal wild card who took Kenya’s judicial system by storm. Not only did his appointment shake the foundations of the system but his views on propriety challenged them entirely as a means to “radically transform the Judiciary”.
The wigs and robes worn by judges and lawyers in former British colonies are among the most glaring symbols of colonial inheritance; an inheritance so old-fashioned and uncomfortable that even British barristers have stopped wearing them.
For Ethiopia, there is no connection between the Maqdala war in 1868 and the stolen treasures at Maqdala
In a recent reception in Hamburg, Germany, Senator Dr Carsten Brosda addressed the atrocities Germany had inflicted on German South and West Africa, as well as those perpetrated by the City of Hamburg. “There is no doubt that the war of extermination in German South West Africa constituted a war crime and genocide.”