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

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

Africa, African Economy, Culture, Leadership, Politics

Book of the Month- Black Africa: The Economic and Cultural Basis for a Federated State

Interview With Chiekh Anta Diop by Carlos Moore Africa's Political Unity AFRISCOPE: Since the early 1960's the African Continent has shown itself to be coup prone. How do you account for the growing political instability of African regimes? DIOP: I had foreseen the 'South-Americanization' of the African continent and in my work, Les Fondaments culturels,… Continue reading Book of the Month- Black Africa: The Economic and Cultural Basis for a Federated State

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