The life and struggles of Malcolm X

The name of Malcolm X still evokes mixed feelings. Some people classify him along with the black radicals advocating ´inside out´ racism, others seen him as a mere demagogue who turned all in favour of his views. However, there are also those for whom he is the immortal legend of the struggle for human rights. The findings from the underworld Malcolm Little (1925-1965) was born in Nebraska at the time when the strict laws of J. Crow of the United States were regulating the relations between ´black´ and ´white´ citizens….

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Legacy: How Corruption Ruined the Legacy of the Johnson Sirleaf

No one could have predicted on January 16, 2006, the day the Ellen Johnson Administration came to power that ten years later, it would arguably be the most corrupt in my country’s history. Surveys based upon citizens’ perception regularly name the country as the most corrupt in Africa. Going beyond anecdotal evidence of corruption from the perception of citizens, the worsening economic conditions brought about by Ebola and exogenous factors such as volatility in commodities markets that have seen drastic slashes in the prices of the nation’s two (rubber and…

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Zari Hassan releases details for All White Party

    Zari Hassan is back with her annual All White Party after taking a break last year to attende to her son Nillian, the Cat is out of the bucket now   play Ugandan Socialite Zari Hassan has released details of her upcoming All White Party that was cancelled Last Year by the Tanzanian Government. According to the new details released by the Boss Lady, this years  “All White Party” will be held on December 21, 2017 at the Guvnor Hall in Uganda. play   This will be the…

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Why the black press is more relevant than ever

  For years, newsrooms across America have had a problem with a lack of diversity and inclusion. People of color are underrepresented among news organizations, which do not reflect the makeup of the general population and have made little progress in the past decade. Although non-whites make up about 40% of the US population, journalists of color comprise only 16.55% of newsrooms’ staff in 2017, according to the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey. Larger newsrooms and digital news organizations are a little better — 23.4%…

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Afreximbank gives 500mil to EBE for intra-African trade

    The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has entered into an agreement with the Export Development Bank of Egypt (EBE) to provide the Egyptian bank with a $500 million scheme aimed at supporting exports and investments by Egyptian businesses to other African countries. The Export Credit Support Scheme (ECSS) is a combination of programmes/products and services offered by Afreximbank through a partnership with EBE to protect against the risk of non-payment for loans or advances granted to exporters to meet short- or medium-term export contracts. By the terms of the…

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Africa for optimists: 2017 in review

It’s easy to get beaten down by negative headlines, and there are more than enough of those to go around. But look carefully and 2018 has given Africa Editor Simon Allison plenty of reasons to be optimistic about Africa’s future. West Africa’s democratic renaissance There are two reasons to be excited about the exit into exile of long-term Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh in January.The first is obvious: after voting him out in an election, one that even Jammeh failed to rig, Gambians were finally rid of the man who had…

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The ANC, Ramaphosa and the end of Zuma

What Cyril Ramaphosa must do next Johannesburg – After a bruising battle that engaged ordinary South Africans in a manner reminiscent of the heady combination of fear and hope that galvanized the country after Nelson Mandela was released from 27 years of incarceration in 1990, Mandela’s ruling African National Congress party has chosen a new leader to try to lift the country’s veil of sleaze. Cyril Ramaphosa, at present serving as a deputy to the controversial and widely-despised President Jacob Zuma, is now the shoo-in as the party’s candidate to…

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Nationalism in Africa after World War ll

The next significant event in the development of African nationalism was World War II. Nearly two million Africans were recruited as soldiers, porters, and scouts for the Allies during the war. When these soldiers returned home, they returned to colonial states that still considered them inferior. Many veterans had expected that their dedication to colonial governments would be recognized and they would be rewarded accordingly. This was not to be, and these soldiers returned home to conditions worsened by a weak global economy. Because they had fought to protect the…

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Paradigm shift: Pres. Addo calls for a new generation of African leaders

  Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has emphatically said that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is not prepared to intervene in another crisis in Liberia should there be one, urging Liberians to stay true to the tenets of democracy. Ghana is one of the well respected members of the regional body and this strong warning comes at a time when Liberia is yet to reach a conclusion of its electoral process, which was allegedly marred by gross irregularities and probable fraud. Liberia has the unwanted tag…

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Sobukwe: The president South Africa never had

Round about this time 93 years ago, on 5 December 1924 to be precise, greatness was born out of the savage oppression of the Africans and out of that oppression it grew like a giant. Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe was one of the greatest leaders that the black race ever produced, especially considering the conditions and circumstances of his time. Like any other great fellow before him, he is simply known, in history, as Sobukwe The Great. As a president of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC), he left a…

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