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Ngugi wa Thiong’o calls for rename of East London to SEK Mqhayi

World renowned Kenyan writer and literature scholar Professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o has suggested the rename of the South African city of East London to be renamed after the late great African scholar Samuel Edward Krune Mqhayi. A honour befitting Mqhayi, will be renaming the city East London after him to commemorate his remarkable literary work, and it will be an honour to many African leaders whose contributions have never been recognized in the post colonial era.

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Open Letter to African Leaders: Do Not Follow the West Into the Abyss

Doomsday clock, a magazine founded by the people who built the atomic bomb, say we will probably edge closer to annihilation when Donald Trump takes over as president. The danger is not just because of nuclear weapons, but climate change as well. In a letter to African leaders, Mukoma wa Ngugi argues that Africa can offer the world an alternative dream of peaceful and clean-energy egalitarian societies.


Fees Must Fall: No end in sight

Fees Must Fall (FMF), the student youth movement that is sweeping South Africa, began in October 2015 at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and quickly spread to other institutions of higher education. The movement’s original aim was to oppose university fee increases, which have been routinely imposed across the country since the end of apartheid.

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The Revolt Of Mandela’s Grandchildren

Okey Ndibe: South Africa is in the midst—some would say the very incipient stage—of a major political and cultural revolt. One of the most remarkable things about this movement is that young people, mostly university students, are leading it. I call them Nelson Mandela’s grandchildren, but the nature and context of their ongoing struggle render that designation highly vexatious.