Not long ago, America’s president Donald Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador and some countries in Africa as “shit-hole” countries. Although the internet exploded with anger in favor of Africa, Haiti, and El Salvador, Trump's comment wasn’t surprising to most of us. In fact, not so many of us got angry after hearing those disparaging remarks and the reason was because, we expected things like
Burundi, Gambia and now South Africa have officially notified the UN Secretary-general of their intentions to leave the International Criminal Court (the ICC) and from the look of things, many other African countries may follow suit. Why are African countries abandoning the ICC? Well, it is because of “fear” and “distrust”. The ICC came on the scene in 1998 as a way to pursue some of the world’s
It is very sad that almost nobody talks about this issue. In fact, it is a big shame on all of humanity. It is modern-day slavery and it is happening in Africa and other corners of the world.
Not long ago, the barbaric conditions of migrants in Libya were brought to light and the world was shocked at the horrific conditions migrants go through in Libya. Libya wasn't always this bad. Things got
Let us establish an important point from the outset. We are not talking about racism of a garden variety that, albeit still stinging, is largely benign. We are dealing with an institutional racism where a director of a department can openly announce in a public meeting that he cannot hire black professionals because "blacks do not make good accountants" and besides he would not "want [his]
Our lands are the most fertile on this planet and our rivers flow all year round. The trees are forever green in most parts and our birds never stop singing. Africa is blessed with all it takes to feed the world. Africa is blessed with all it takes to be the master and not the slave. Africa is blessed with all it takes to set the gold standard for the rest of the world to follow. If so, then why
Boko Haram's recent abduction of more than 275 girls from their school in Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria has put Boko Haram in the news and we thank God Boko Haram is now in the news. At least now the world will get to know our sufferings in the hands of these monsters.
What/who is Boko Haram? To those of you who don't know, the name "Boko Haram" comes from the Nigerian Hausa language (spoken