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Gerontocracy: Rule of Old in African Culture

Gerontocracy is a state or group governed by old people. In its purest form, the council of elders govern for the greater good of the community based on the concept of Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a Nguni Bantu term

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Zimbabwe: Military Exercise or Coup?

Zimbabwe’s Defense Forces led by General Constantine Chiwenga made history in Zimbabwe when they announced their taking control of government through correctional exercises.  The military leaders who

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Mengistu’s Rise to Power in Ethiopia

One of the longest surviving dynasties in not only African history but world history was the Solomonic dynasty in Ethiopia. It is important to note that Ethiopia was the only African country that was never

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Sankara: Women’s Rights Advocate, NOT Feminist

President Thomas Sankara is one of Africa’s favorite sons, he had the reputation of having results and getting things done and so it is not uncommon that everyone wants to attach their causes to his

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Why are NGOs Waging War on Tanzania?

Whenever an African country is on a path to development and progress there are whispers from western liberals to find ways to derail economic development. Africa is rising and most African nations are

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Feminists Silent About America’s Child Marriages

While American feminists travel around the globe promoting women’s empowerment, they have lost sight of problems in their own country. The United States of America, the richest country in the world

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Africans Seek Justice Against Witchcraft

55% of Africans who are 19-45 years of age believe in witchcraft according to a Gallup poll conducted in 2009. Witchcraft broadly means the practice of, and belief in, sorcery, magical skills and abilities

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The Lost Decade: Africa in 1980s

During the 1980s, Sub-Saharan Africa was mired in mounting debt. African countries where not just in debt but were drowning in debt. Those that had followed the Soviet model as well as those that pursued

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Marshall: The Movie

Long before he sat on the United States Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) was a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP. The new

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Thomas Sankara: An African Hero

“We have to dare to invent the future . . . Everything that we are capable of imagining we are also capable of attaining.” President Thomas Sankara Unapologetic in his love for Africa. Uncompromising

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Mugabe Defends North Korea At UN. Here’s why

Robert Mugabe, the eloquent Zimbabwean President a part of the old guard of first generation post colonial leaders’ always delivers one of the most anticipated  speeches at the annual United Nations

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A Brief History of Lesotho and King Moshoeshoe

Lesotho is a landlocked country within a country (South Africa) but remains a sovereign nation. The nation of Lesotho is exceptional because it is one of the few countries on earth where most of the people

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Leopold Senghor’s 20 Years of French Rule in Senegal

Leopold Senghor the first President of Senegal was one of the most celebrated Africans in French history for his contribution to furthering French interests in Senegal.  In order to reciprocate the goodwill

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12 Years A Failure: Faoure Gnassingbe of Togo

For the past 50 years, one family has ruled Togo but with nothing to show. President Faure Gnassingbe, the American educated President is currently presiding over a meagre 4.4BN GDP economy as of 2015.

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Nancy Abu-Bonsrah: Making History at John Hopkins Neurosurgery

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah made history in March when she was accepted as the first black female neurosurgeon resident at John Hopkins School of Medicine’s neurological surgery program. The highly selective

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Kenya’s Election Results Annulled: Progress or Setback?

Much to everyone’s surprise the Kenyan Supreme court ruled in a 4-2 decision to annul the August 2017 elections where Uhuru Kenyatta had emerged as the winner. The discrepancies began when Mr. Chris

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Insecure Season 2 Continues to Destroy the Black Family

Issa Rae’s season two of Insecure on HBO  is currently underway. HBO has already announced that the series will continue to a third season. However, it is interesting that even with the perverted

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Blaise Compaore: The Failure of Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso which means the land of upright men was given its inspirational name by the visionary Thomas Sankara who was assassinated by Blaise Campoure in 1987. Earlier, the country was known as Upper

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Neo-Nazi European terrorism on the Rise in America

The regime of Donald Trump in America has brought with it the reemergence of the violence and terror from neo-Nazi alt right groups. Although the American civil war between the Northern states and the

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Politics Across Africa August 2017

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared winner in the 2017 election. Raila Odinga his opponent has reported voter irregularities and small bouts of violence have broken out. Kenyans should defend

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