China-Africa Cooperation and the Voice of the Masses

Attended by all African Presidents or their representatives, the recently held triennial Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) was considered a success by participants. China extended a credit line of $60billion to Africa, in addition to already existing facilities, while president after president read speeches on the necessity and benefits of China’s relationship with the continent. … Continue reading China-Africa Cooperation and the Voice of the Masses

Let Boko Haram come back and see

Mama held on to her daughter. Tears ran down her cheeks and her chin before forming a small puddle on her daughter’s shoulder. Tears trickled down her daughter’s back when Mama lifted her up her feet, set her down, disengaged her tight hold and stared into her face. She repeated her action a second time, … Continue reading Let Boko Haram come back and see

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