Sickle Cell Disease: Some Bitter Sweet Memories

19 June has been chosen to celebrate the Sickle Cell Day. Sickle Cell Disease affects many people in sub-Saharan Africa, but research into its management and cure is grossly underfunded. Lillian Lillian passed when I was 10 years old. She might have been a year or two older. It was my first year in secondary … Continue reading Sickle Cell Disease: Some Bitter Sweet Memories

Post-2015: Time for an African Development Agenda Based on Indigenous Knowledge and Resources

Being presentation made by Dr. Chika Ezeanya during the AfricAvenir International Conference on Post-2015 Development Agenda in Berlin Germany,  December 2014. Excerpts from the paper was  discussed with select members of the Green Party, Left Party/Die Linke and the Christian Democratic Party of  the German Parliament (Bundestag). IntroductionDeliberations have peaked across the globe on the … Continue reading Post-2015: Time for an African Development Agenda Based on Indigenous Knowledge and Resources

International Conference on Indigenous Knowledge Systems

CALL FOR PAPERS International Conference on Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Environmental Ethics: Implications for Peace-building and Sustainable Development: 28-30 April 2015, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa. Organizers The Africa Regional Programme of the United Nations University for Peace (UPEACE) in collaboration with the DST-NRF Centre for Indigenous Knowledge Systems (University of KwaZulu Natal) … Continue reading International Conference on Indigenous Knowledge Systems

African Mathematics – A Book Review

Written by Dr. Chika Ezeanya and published by African Studies Quarterly | Volume 14, Issue 4 | September 2014 http://www.africa.ufl.edu/asq/pdfs/v14i4a5.pdf   The poor quality of teaching, the low absorption rate of learners, and the general fear of and dislike for mathematics across Africa south of the Sahara is well documented. The root of this challenge … Continue reading African Mathematics – A Book Review

Circa 2065 : Age of Africa’s Gatekeepers

Predictions are risky but necessary, and could promise a certain percentage of fulfillment, especially when drawn from rational analysis. If so, then, available evidence and emerging trends indicate that the generation that will be in charge of Africa’s social, political and economic action spaces circa 2065 will be a knowledgeable generation. With the rise of … Continue reading Circa 2065 : Age of Africa’s Gatekeepers

Deep Inside Sambisa Forest

Several loud gunshots came from the vicinity of the school gate, followed by piercing cries from my schoolmates. Boko Haram. It was time to say our last prayers. I took what I intended to be one last look at the bed of my best friend and neighbor. Her eyes locked into mine and reminded me … Continue reading Deep Inside Sambisa Forest