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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari meets US President Barack Obama in White House. Source: Screenshot from White House video.

‘African-America Son’, US Foreign Policy And Africa – OpEd

13 Apr 2016 in 1 , Opinion

By Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe* US President Barack Obama expresses pride in his African heritage, but his regime over the last seven years has not demonstrated any substantial commitment to the wellbeing of the African people. He…

South Africa's Jacob Zuma. Official Photo.

South Africa: Reflections On President Zuma’s Impeachment Debate – OpEd

12 Apr 2016 in 1 , Opinion

By Mary Serumaga* South Africa’s once revered ANC ruling party now behaves as if it is entitled to the republic. The motto on the country’s parliamentary coat of arms may as well be changed from…

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. Roberto Stuckert Filho/PR, Wikipedia Commons.

Remembering Hugo Chávez: A Legacy That Lives On In Africa – OpEd

22 Mar 2016 in 1 , Opinion

By Yves Niyiragira* On the evening of 5 March 2013 as I rested in my room at Le Ndiambour Hotel in Dakar, Senegal, after a long flight from Nairobi, Kenya, the previous day, I learnt…

Location of Kenya. Source: CIA World Factbook.

A Date With The Machete: Looming Chaos In Kenya’s 2017 Elections – OpEd

19 Mar 2016 in 1 , Opinion , Religion

By Henry Makori* Mr. Harrison Mumia is a little known activist in Kenya. But most of those who know him hiss with hate whenever they hear his name. Mumia is the president of a fringe…


10 Things To Know About Nonviolent Struggle – OpEd

14 Mar 2016 in 1 , Opinion

By Rivera Sun* 1. Nonviolent action is used around the world by people of all classes, races, genders, sexualities, faiths, and political beliefs to accomplish a wide range of goals including changing governmental regimes, ending…