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Why Africans should support justice in DRC by acknowledging the Congolese genocide

AFP photo   By Benedicte Kumbi Last year friends such as Ugandan Josephine Apira and Rwandan comrades of the same struggle Ambrose Nzeyimana and Rene Claudel Mugenzi agreed to support a petition we as Congolese had written regarding the situation in the Great Lakes.

We need a new name

Reuters photo   By Ogunniyi Abayomi   “We are completely disenchanted with the old adult, established politicians, we want to see some new faces –more militant faces”                                                                                                 Malcolm X

1945: The Beginning Of Modern African Political Thought?

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.

Xenophobia and its interpretation within South Africa’s foreign communities

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 […]

A Man Marries a Little Girl in Nigeria as Part of Culture

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.

Cameroonian Moken Nunga and his exploits in the music industry

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 […]

South Sudan refugees pass 1.5 million

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.”

History Beckons

James Stone   By David Adejumo   The value of history to Nation building

The Success of Cameroon at Afcon 2017

Gabriel Bouys/AFP   By Ennin Kwaku Godfred   The 5 Important Lessons for all.

Ugandan President calls on African leaders to end LRA rebels’ reign in CAR

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.

A typical African Christmas celebration

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.

Totalitarian dominance within African Democracy

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 […]

Say What You Say: Fidel Castro Was Africa’s Hero

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.

Campaigns continue for the presidential election in Gambia

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.

Justice, Security and Rule of Law: Our Uncertain and Unstable World

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 […]

Changing narratives: Beyond other rooms for African women

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, […]

Uhuru Kenyatta must be prepared to lose unless he changes tactics

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.

African unity and the post colonial instability of African states

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.

Is Absolute Democracy A Danger To Society?

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.

In Uganda, gay men say police use torturous method to ‘prove’ homosexuality

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.

The religious recluse of the Oro cult and Yoruba bardic tradition

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.

Poetry

Karel Prinsloo/ AP   By Ngozi Olivia Osuoha

Africa hobbling out of the International Criminal Court

Reuters photo   By Joe Khamisi Africa, it seems, has begun the long-talked about process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Theatre Aesthetics in Pre-Colonial Africa

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.

Traditional Religious Festival as Theatre

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).

African leaders doing little to stem illicit drug trafficking

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.

Feminism and the controversial role of dominance among genders

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.

The Tragic Conventions In African Plays

Patrick Willocq   By Shola Balogun The traditional Africa is undoubtedly communal. The passivity and conformity of the African under a compelling authority can be explained in accordance with his affirmation of self-will and perception of collective spirit. His penchant for honour is far more intricate and demonstrably cultural.

Interview with Six Strings— a Ghanaian Guitarist, Singer & Songwriter

By Kofi Acquah

Intellect and the identity of colour in the 21st century

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.