When Africans Pray and do not Watch

Not too long ago, I was privileged to attend a conference organized by a group of Africans and African Americans in Washington D.C. The theme of the conference was about reviving the spirit of pan-Africanism in the continent and among the Diaspora. First to speak was the Gambian Ambassador to the United States. After him, … Continue reading When Africans Pray and do not Watch

Waiting for the Ubuntu Games

It is an established fact that international games create a shared feeling of oneness among participants, enabling them to forge a common bond in the face of weightier political or economic issues. It is in recognition of the transcendental effects of sports, that games such as, the Winter Olympics, Asian Games, South American Games and … Continue reading Waiting for the Ubuntu Games

Why Should I Stay in Africa?

The desperation of several Africans to travel to Europe, America and increasingly any other part of the world aside from their own countries is understandable.  Young intelligent citizens feel betrayed by the very system that should shelter them from the heat of daily human existence. Absence of steady power supply, poor infrastructure, insecurity of life … Continue reading Why Should I Stay in Africa?

On HIV/AIDs and Climate Change in Africa

Although treated as unrelated phenomena, the challenges of HIV/AIDS and the effects of climate change in Africa, bear much resemblance in origin, and in effects. Just like HIV/AIDS which originated and initially spread outside of the continent, Africa has historically contributed little or nothing to green house gas emissions, but it is the worst hit … Continue reading On HIV/AIDs and Climate Change in Africa

Towards Ending Apartheid in South African Mines

The recent launch of the state owned mining company, the African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation (AEFMC) in South Africa, was met with stiff resistance by the foreign and minority commercial interests, who have traversed the geological terrain of that country for more than a century.  Once the announcement was made, the vested interests expressed apprehension … Continue reading Towards Ending Apartheid in South African Mines

Living with HIV/AIDS Documentary on CNN

This year's World’s AIDS day has come and gone but reverberations from the CNN documentary ‘Living with HIV/AIDS’, shown to mark the week would linger for a long time. In the documentary, produced by award winning African journalist Sorious Samura, a Zambian family ravaged by HIV/AIDS is followed to determine the attitudes and mindset that … Continue reading Living with HIV/AIDS Documentary on CNN