I saw a friend recently, and we discussed the latest calamity to befall our dear Nigeria: the anti-gay law signed by President Jonathan. I made the point that Western evangelical colonialism and dogma feeds the anti-LGBTQ sentiment widespread in Africa.
The ICC and international justice itself are on trial. And unless international justice prevails, war crimes committed by African and Western leaders will go unpunished and the perpetrators will thrive in a world where the only standard of justice is impunity.
African’s middle-class – along with a huge development industry – is setting the terms of the continent’s “development”, but the central idea seems to be ‘let’s turn Africa into Europe.’ A blistering critique by Caine Prize-awarded author Binyavanga Wainaina.
For reasons still unknown to scientists, albinism seems to be most prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa. Tanzania has one of the highest incidents of albinism in the world, roughly 1 in 35000. The country’s albinos live in fear of their lives.
To the many white people in African countries using us to make a name for themselves while overshadowing the work of those few who genuinely care and have a clue about what they’re doing, please get over yourselves, and find less insulting ways to feel good about yourselves