Decolonisation is not an academic event or philosophical discourse alone but a practice rooted in the material struggles of the peoples. It is about moving from armchair discourse to one grounded in the lives and afterlives of the dispossessed majority of the Global South.
Ghana’s civil society has contributed to taming the power of a strong state.
A contemplation on a righteous and revolutionary life. The writer here goes through a preliminary meditation so as to inspire and return to the source, the current struggle and context of the continent. Grounding it in the life of Amilcar Cabral and the people he struggled with.
Compensation to Kenya’s Mau Mau veterans and detention victims has been long overdue. Even with the British court ruling in favour of a £19.9 Million payout, the Kenyan government is allegedly standing in the way.
Marking the end of the Cold War offers the chance to reflect on the changes and continuities in African politics and international relations since 1989.
Africa’s founding fathers have many times been given the bare minimum when it comes to leadership. It is time for us to critically look at these men and what they did to the fabric of their nations. We need to question their legacies, which ought to be contested.
Today the west African nation of The Gambia observes it’s 50th year of freedom from British colonial rule. Freedom of the sovereign state should equate to the liberty of its citizens. But whether the people of The Gambia should be celebrating this ‘freedom’ or not, lacks a definite answer