The Maasai Indigenous community in Loliondo, in Tanzania’s northern district of Ngorongoro are being violently uprooted from their ancestral land by Tanzanian authorities.
As encouraging steps are taken to resolve the military conflict, pressure for a negotiated settlement is needed.
Robert Sobukwe was once perceived to possess more revolutionary potential than Nelson Mandela.
All actors in the electoral processes in Nigeria must work together to ensure peaceful elections.
Though the Stellenbosch university student’s act needs to be condemned, obvious discrimination is a symptom of an ingrained hierarchical system that continues to favour white people.
African countries cannot sustain the high cost of elections in the face of competing public spending priorities. The dependence on donor support to bridge election budget deficits erode national sovereignties and expose countries to foreign manipulation. With Sub-Saharan African countries holding the most expensive elections in the world, there is an urgent need to rethink the entire democratic process
Nigerian youths face a myriad of economic and social challenges. From rampant unemployment, lack of electricity, fuel scarcity to police brutality, Nigerian youths have lost faith in the government but despite these existing catalysts for action and protest, the youths seem exhausted to continue fighting.
Hounding people born elsewhere is a form of bigotry, no less than racism or sexism. Those who believe in equal treatment for everyone should campaign against this prejudice.
American multinational technology company, Amazon, had started construction of its $300 million Africa headquarters before a court ruled to pause it. The court stated that the matter ultimately concerns the rights of indigenous peoples who find the project ‘egregious and obscene’.