African Economy, Economy

Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

By Jason Hickel Via Guardian We have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the OECD give generously of their wealth to the poorer nations of the global south, to help them eradicate poverty and push them up the… Continue reading Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

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Culture

Remembering Fela 20 Years Later

Music is an integral part of human culture that entails deliberate arrangement of sounds in particular way to achieve a specific kind of sounds with melodious or rhythmic effect. Music can be a great source of pleasure, a carrier of great message, a reminder of the past or a vehicle to express people’s aspirations, desires… Continue reading Remembering Fela 20 Years Later

World Politics

Al-Gaddafi’s Evergreen UN Speech 2009

In the Name of God. In the name of the African Union, I would like to greet the members of the General Assembly of the United Nations, and I hope that this meeting will be among the most historic in the history of the world.In the name of the General Assembly at its sixty-fourth session,… Continue reading Al-Gaddafi’s Evergreen UN Speech 2009

African History

Benin Punitive Expedition 1897

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2HHWsr3A2M This short video explains in brief detail the Benin Punitive Expedition of 1897 and the resultant pillage of the kingdom by the British. But then one important issue must be attended to in this narrative. Towards then end of this video the narrator undoubtedly acknowledge the technical sophistication of the works of arts of… Continue reading Benin Punitive Expedition 1897

Africa, History, Humanity

What are slaves?

Slavery is a state of being or existence where man ceases to be master of his own destiny, it is a situation where an individual becomes property of another to be used and discarded, and for centuries millions were used and discarded, as one would an object. Man from time immemorial man subjugates fellow man… Continue reading What are slaves?

African Americans

Book of the Month: Before the Mayflower

  Before the Mayflower By Lerone Bennett Jr.   What is Africa to me: Copper sun or scarlet sea, Jungle star or jungle track, Strong bronzed men, or regal black Women from whose loins I sprang When the birds of Eden sang?                              Countee Cullen     (Click the link below to get pdf version)… Continue reading Book of the Month: Before the Mayflower