DRC born Debora Kayembe elected as first black rector of University of Edinburgh

Debora whose duty starts from the first of March 2021 will replace the School’s former rector, Ann Henderson. She has made history as the first black person to assume such position since the establishment of the institution. Commenting on her election, Debora said that, “It’s been just a rollercoaster, everywhere. Everywhere, the reaction. There is […]

Dutch court orders shell to compensate Nigerian farmers over oil spillage

A Dutch Court of Appeal in Hague-Netherland has on Friday, January 29th, 2021 ruled that a subsidiary of Shell, a British-Dutch multinational oil and gas company should pay compensations to Nigerian farmers. This follows a case filed in 2008 by the farmers resident in South-Eastern Nigeria regarding damages they suffered through consistent oil spillage from […]

Outrage as Senegalese best student goes missing in France

The news of the brilliant Senegalese young lady who went missing in France mysteriously has so far triggered concerns in her home country and Africa at large.  The 20-year-old Jiary Sow who won prestigious awards in Senegal after emerging the most brilliant student among her year colleagues was granted a national scholarship to study in […]

BREXIT vs AFCFTA: EU loses a member while Africa takes a step towards unity and integration

Thursday, December 31st,2020 and January 1st, 2021 respectively were two important days that recorded indelible occurrences in world history; whilst one saw the fresh beginning of an economic integration, the other saw the breakaway of a member from another economic bloc. The African Union has successfully launched the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) which […]

The fearsome 20-year old African woman who resisted French colonialism

If there is any character in the Senegalese political history who is worthy of praise among others, then that person is Aline Sitoe Diatta, the 20-year old young woman who resisted French colonialism without fear and earned the present-day title: “La femme qui était plus qu’un homme” translated as the woman who was more than […]

Samory Touray: A great African general who once defeated the French colonial army in West Africa

Resistance against domination and oppression is a trait always exhibited by oppressed people. In other words, revolution is imminent wherever oppression is the order of the day. Such was the heroic trait that embodied the character of Samory Touray, a gifted anti-colonialist commander, religious leader and administrator who vigorously fought to prevent the French ambitions of […]