Firebrand Ugandan legislator Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine is currently under house arrest. Bobi Wine has built a wide and popular platform and following defined by youth. He has been arrested several times before by President Yoweri Museveni’s government for his politics and activism.
Protest of the kind seen in Sudan can lead to change. More important, however, is to realise that sustained and committed protest might be required to ultimately ensure the kind of change that the people want.
The time for fundamental political reforms in Sudan is now with the end of al-Bashir’s rule.
The fact that al-Bashir has been deposed will again raise questions about the former Sudanese president facing trial at the ICC.
Sudan’s academics have been instrumental in bringing regime change and negotiating transitions.
The Western media continues to lay the blame for the recent crash of the Max 8 Boeing at the door of Ethiopian Airlines and not that of the manufacturer. However, Africans on Twitter are not taking the bait and are fighting back.
The Benin Empire was one of the oldest and most highly developed states in west Africa, dating back to the 11th century. The walls of Benin City and its surrounding kingdom were a man-made marvel described as “the world’s largest earthworks prior to the mechanical era”.
The Africa Centre for Strategic Studies has declared that human trafficking has become a multibillion-dollar business in Africa, one that African governments have been slow to address. A 2018 report by the US Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons tracked compliance with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) in Africa.
Cultural icons like Achebe, Fela and Saro-Wiwa were among those who highlighted Nigeria’s failings.