South Africa’s unrest was “well-planned attack” on our democracy – Ramaphosa

South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa has described the chaotic situation in the country as a “well-planned attack” on democracy. In a recent address to the nation regarding threats of instability, the President noted that the ongoing incitement of violence constitutes a direct contravention of the Constitution and the rule of law. It will be recalled […]

Why President Julius Maada Bio’s support for former president Valentine Strasser went viral

The act of incumbent presidents instituting support initiatives for their predecessors is not new. However, the history between current Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio and former President Valentine Esegragbo Melvin Strasser makes it an interesting development. Local reports indicated that the country’s current President Bio has supported a successful medical surgery and physiotherapy for […]

African Liberation Day: “Africans, We should All be Pan Africanists” – Ousman Touray

Efforts to strengthen bonds between the native and diasporic Africans have been ongoing since the mid-19th century. To foster unity among all African peoples, Henry Sylvester Williams coined Pan Africanism and convened the First Pan-African Conference in London, July 1900. Pronounced in different forms, proponents of Pan-Africanism like Marcus Garvey called for “Africa for Africans, […]

France owes Rwanda an apology – PLO Lumumba reacts to damning report

Renowned Kenyan professor and Pan-Africanist, Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba has stated that, French government must render an apology to the people of Rwanda. “The French Government owe the People of Rwanda an unequivocal apology now that the French Commission has established their complicity in the 1994 Genocide.” He wrote on his official Facebook page. The […]

Why return artifacts, sculptures, but not the looted gold, diamonds and other resources?

The admission of outright theft of over 500 historical objects including 440 bronzes by the British and the commitment to repatriate such to Nigeria has triggered a whole different conversation. Africans worldwide have shared their views on the development; whilst some called on Berlin to include the revenue generated by those objects from the time […]

How I almost got denied a US Green Card after admitting polygamy

Growing up in a Polygamy Household  Growing up in West Africa, my dad has two wives whom I both love and cherish equally. Our family is big and I have 13 siblings, we all love each other as brothers and sisters.  Like many other families in my country, we would all eat together as a […]

Will Biden bring back Obama-era LGBTQIA+ conditional aid policy as promised?

The question many Africans often ask is whether the newly elected President of the United States of America, Joe Biden will bring back the Obama era conditional LGBTQIA aid policy as promised during his campaign as a candidate is of concern to many people, especially Africans. During a conversation with Alphonso David, President of the […]