Returning Africa’s Stolen Artifacts (II)

  The return of Africa’s stolen artifacts by the West will be one of the most direct pointers that the latter is not paying lip service to the development dilemma of the continent. Otherwise, there appears to be profound hypocrisy in the West’s use of aids, grants, trade concessions, and other supposedly development inducing packages … Continue reading Returning Africa’s Stolen Artifacts (II)

Returning Africa’s Stolen Artifacts (I)

Consider a scenario where a burglar, armed robber or fraudster dispossesses you of several of your most prized belongings. A few years down the line, the long arm of the law catches up with the perpetrator. Upon searching his apartment, a sizeable amount of your properties are found intact and well preserved, having appreciated greatly … Continue reading Returning Africa’s Stolen Artifacts (I)

The Search for an African Idol

One of the current more popular TV programs among African youth is the Idol East Africa. As is characteristic of several things African, Idol East Africa presents a detailed imitation of the American Idol competition. Swinging between fake American and British accents, while desperately, but unsuccessfully striving to mask their African accents, one judge sits on the … Continue reading The Search for an African Idol