By Durodola Tosin There are several reasons why many regard 1945 as the beginning of Modern African Political Thought. To say, however that Modern African Political Thought started in the year 1945 is a total misconception which will be unfair to history.
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By Ogunniyi Abayomi The Nigerian and foreign communities in South Africa endure a turbulent atmosphere within their domain; be killed or watch your property burgled by radical youths. This is enacted by the myopic ideology over the dominance and control of economic, social and financial institutions by foreigners earning more than the citizens of South […]
AP photo By Joseph Besong In Africa culture plays a very big role in marriage, especially in the traditional setting. Some marriages still accept old traditions that look ancient and old fashioned.
Photo/Daniel Nunga By Joseph Besong Music plays a very significant role in the lives of Africans. Many do music for fun and the love of it. Many talents are not discovered in the continent of Africa because of poverty and a lack of infrastructure. In Africa, many artists can’t afford a livelihood because of […]
B. Gezahegne By Male Daniel The United Nation High Commission for Refugees stated that South Sudan has become Africa’s largest refugee crisis “With no solution in sight, refugee numbers from South Sudan crossing the 1.5 million mark.”
James Stone By David Adejumo The value of history to Nation building
Gabriel Bouys/AFP By Ennin Kwaku Godfred The 5 Important Lessons for all.
EPA photo By Gloria Nakiyimba Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni wants regional leaders to allow military commands to jointly work out a plan to flush out remnants of the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA and put an end to the suffering of the civilian population in Central African Republic.
By Joseph Besong Christmas, though a Christian feast, is celebrated with a lot of fanfare in Africa. Everyone in the continent, young, old, rich, Christian, pagan, etc, partake in the feast. If you want to know the hospitality of Africans, visit any country of your choice during the Christmas period.
By Ogunniyi Abayomi The recent Ghanaian election was observed as the exemplary illustration of a democratic state within its sphere of power. The display of maturity during the election between President Mahama over the loss of the presidential seat to Nana Akufo-Addo exhibited the total value demonstrated for the satisfaction of the masses, rather than […]
Themba Hadebe/AP By Joe Khamisi Regardless of what some Western leaders say, and despite the flashy – but repulsive – street celebrations in Miami, the fallen Cuban leader Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was and will forever remain a friend of Africa.
Joe Penney/Reuters By Alpha Jallow Campaigning in the run up to the Presidential race in Gambia started on Wednesday. Two political parties, one a coalition of seven political parties are challenging incumbent President Yahya Jammeh who is running for his fifth term.
By Cynthia M. Lardner It’s a deeply foreboding feeling knowing that world global stability and security are rapidly devolving. Even before the uncanny election of Donald Trump and his unpredictability as the presumed President-Elect, world leaders were already concerned about increased isolationism, a tipping of the economic scale from the West to the East, innumerable […]
Projekthope photo By Prince Charles Dickson “Through her voice I saw a free woman, down on her land, a woman who knew how to kill her own chickens, hunt her own possum, cut her own cotton, fix her own roof, make her own whiskey, walk in her own shoes, and speak her mind, […]
By Joe Khamisi If free and fair elections were to be held today, Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga would most likely upset the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kenny Katombe/Reuters By Ogunniyi Abayomi The declaration of India as an independent state on the 15th of August 1947 enacted the struggle and movement of independence across African states.
Reuters photo By Joe Khamisi Democracy, said the former US President Ronald Reagan, is worth dying for, because it’s a deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.
By Shola Balogun This study examines the indigenous institution of the Oro cult, its organizations and the various dramatic components embedded in the nocturnal processions of its religious recluse.
Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters By Peter Lykke Lind It was early in the morning when Jackson Mukasa was awakened by the chants outside his Kampala home.
Karel Prinsloo/ AP By Ngozi Olivia Osuoha
Reuters photo By Joe Khamisi Africa, it seems, has begun the long-talked about process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Dan Kitwood By Shola Balogun To assert that the indigenous cults and rituals, as well as traditional religious festivals, are not mere ‘dramatic circumstances’, erudite scholars of African literature have carried out a lot of research extensively on the subject.
RCT photo By Shola Balogun ‘Oro’ is a secret society whose cultic ceremony is connected with ancestral worship. Its festival performances begin with the offering of sacrifices in the shrine known as ‘Igbo Ooto’ (Oro grove).
Marco Vernaschi By Joe Khamisi Over the past decade Africa has moved closer to the top tier of countries most involved in the international smuggling of illicit drugs.
Pius Utomi Ekpei/EPA By Ogunniyi Abayomi The debate over the responsibility and role of both genders as a creature of flesh and blood are divergent and contradictory in the premise of thought and opinion.
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Jamel Shabazz By Ogunniyi Abayomi As the black race, we are observed to be individuals of vigour and strength over the mental capability to study and succeed in our intellectual endeavours.
Jenny Vaughan/Mercy Corps By Alpha Jallow According to new figures released today by international NGO ActionAid, women are working an average of four years longer than men during their life, largely because of their greater role in housework and caring for children, the sick and elderly. Around the world governments are failing to take action to deal with […]
Reuters photo By Joe Khamisi If there is one African leader who has persistently been vilified, decisively eviscerated by opponents, gleefully caricatured by cartoonists and habitually “killed” by social media psychopaths, that leader is Robert Gilbert Mugabe.