Africa

Not Yet A Nation: Contemporary Nigeria from Historical Perspective

Contemporary Nigeria from Historical Perspective Nigeria is a country in the western region of Africa, with population of 170 million inhabitants but according to recent UN estimate, Nigeria has 184 million populations. Whatever the case may be Nigeria is the most populous “Black” country on earth and also one of the most ethnically diverse countries… Continue reading Not Yet A Nation: Contemporary Nigeria from Historical Perspective

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

Culture

ORAL TRADITION

ORAL TRADITION In African societies, oral tradition is the method in which history, stories, folktales and religious beliefs are passed on from generation to generation. Webster's dictionary defines "oral" as, "spoken rather than written," and it defines the word "tradition" as, "transmittal of elements of a culture from one generation to another especially by oral… Continue reading ORAL TRADITION

Politics

Colonial Mentality II

“Imperialism leaves behind germs of rot which we must clinically detect and remove from our land but from our minds as well.” ― Frantz Fanon Colonial mentality means actions, thinking, behaviors, ideals, philosophies, and other characteristics (visible to the eyes and perceptive to mind) identified with benighted forces of belated colonialism in it various forms… Continue reading Colonial Mentality II

African History, History, Imperialism

Book of the Month: King Leopold’s Ghost

King Leopold's Ghost By Adam Hochschild “A village which refused to provide rubber would be completely swept clean. As a young man, I saw [Fiévez's] soldier Molili, then guarding the village of Boyeka, take a big net, put ten arrested natives in it, attach big stones to the net, and make it tumble into the… Continue reading Book of the Month: King Leopold’s Ghost