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Posts Tagged ‘Colonialism’

The Arab World: What Went Wrong

Karam Al-Masri/AFP   By Sami Jamil Jadallah In order for the Arab world to catch up with the rest of the world, not in buying weapons or engaging in more wars (27 wars among Arabs only and counting), but to catch up in education, science, technology, vocational training, job training, employment and rights of citizenship, […]

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.

Cecil Rhodes must fall, but Mahatma Gandhi must stand – two statues and two controversies

Rodger Bosch/AFP   By Rupen Savoulian In October of this year, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi was removed from the grounds of the University of Ghana, only a few months after it had been erected there as a presentation from the visiting Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee.

Islamic Liberation Theology, Why Not?

Susan Baaghil/Reuters   By Sami Jamil Jadallah If anyone thinks that the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was not a social and theological liberation revolutionary, they had better think twice.

Unity in Diversity?

Israel Ophori   By David Adejumo It can be said that Nigeria has been in a vicious cycle of tribalism, nepotism, ethnicity, religious chauvinism and sentimentalism after over 100 years when the Entity called Nigeria was formed, although there were both negative and positive motives to the so called amalgamation which will be discussed later. […]

Early African Historians’ Writings Before 1945: Precursors of Modern African Historiography

By Durodola Tosin This essay intends to examine the ways by which the early African historians’ writings before 1945 could be considered precursors of modern African historiography. We examine four early African historians – Carl Reindorf of Ghana, Sir Apolo Kagwa of Uganda, Jacob Egharevba of Benin and Samuel Johnson of Nigeria, their works, writings and […]

Please don’t call me ‘Third World’

By Joe Khamisi  I get furiously disgusted when I hear people using the term “Third World” in reference to poor, less developed countries like mine. This is a term peddled loosely by toms, dicks, and harrys in the so-called “developed” countries to despise, insult, and degrade young nations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, that are […]

The ethnic setting in the Nigeria area before 1800

By Durodola Tosin In the description of the ethnic setting in the Nigeria area before 1800, it is important to state that the concept “Nigeria” is omitted because there was no Nigeria until 1914. What existed was communities scattered all over the area now called Nigeria. These communities operated their own laws and rules that […]

The UCL Festival of Culture 2016

By Michael Organ Five free days of culture UCL’s, (University College London), Festival of Culture returns this year with a programme set to showcase the rich diversity of world-class research led by staff and students in the Faculties of Arts & Humanities and Social & Historical Sciences.

Africa and the effect of World War II

By Durodola Tosin THE EFFECT OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR ON THE SPIRIT OF SELF-GOVERNMENT AND SELF-DETERMINATION AMONG THE AFRICAN STATES