Guest Columns

Between ‘Dividers-In-Chief’ and Dividers-In-Law, By Wole Soyinka

Only then shall we uncover who are the real Dividers-in-Chief? If individual voices rankle, then perhaps it is time to convoke a Nation Survival Conference. Let all sections and group interests place their cards on the table and starkly articulate what we all know and endure on a daily basis,…
See More »
Guest Columns

MLKs’ ‘Mighty Stream of Righteousness’, By Wole Soyinka

On Friday February 28, our kinfolk in the United States, standing shoulder to shoulder with their white compatriots of conscience who have repudiated, or are labouring to discard the privileged mores of a culture of racist disdain will re-enact the great march on Washington that was once led by Martin…
See More »
[sc:"post loop ad"]
Guest Columns

The NBC’s New Strangulatory Code!, By Wole Soyinka

It is economic sabotage writ large, directed against thousands of practitioners. Regulatory? This is strangulatory in effect! I think it is about time the government comes out openly and admits that it has declared war against the Arts and its producers, instead of its present tactics of piecemeal attrition. Just…
See More »
Guest Columns

Of George Floyd: Engaging the Depravity of Bigotry and Othering, By Adewale Ajadi

It is not about good or bad people, but a choice people make because their identities and power bases are closely associated with the ability and consistency of being able to describe the “other” as deeply flawed and We are, therefore, living in an opportunity, a teachable moment - with…
See More »
Guest Columns

Post-Coronavirus: Africa’s Manufacturing Moment, By Muhammadu Buhari

In the new post-coronavirus age, Nigeria — and Africa, more broadly — wishes to benefit the world, not be a drag on its resources or to seemingly be forever in need of aid. At last, after years of poor governance, we have the people, the purpose and the political will…
See More »
Guest Columns

African Liberation Day: It Is Time for Africa To Develop New Forms of Resilience, By Moussa Faki Mahamat

There is an urgent need for Africa to develop new forms of resilience. In a world in which multilateralism is sorely tested, Africa must stop expecting solutions from others. Africa should no longer be satisfied with this role of a never-ending reservoir for some, and dumping ground for others. My…
See More »
Guest Columns

Rallying A Global Response To the Impact of COVID-19 On Africa, By António Guterres

The United Nations, and I personally, stand in total solidarity with the people and governments of Africa, and with the African Union, in tackling COVID-19. UN agencies, country teams, peacekeeping operations and humanitarian workers are providing training, expertise and other support. The African continent’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has…
See More »
Guest Columns

U.S.’s Health and Humanitarian Aid, By Mary Beth Leonard

We will continue to help countries build resilient health care systems that can prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. Just as the has made the world more healthy, peaceful, and prosperous for generations, so will we lead in defeating our shared pandemic enemy, and rising stronger in its…
See More »
Guest Columns

The Pandemic Is No Time For Fiscal Distancing, By Akinwumi Adesina

In the face of this pandemic, we must put lives above resources and health above debt. Why? Because developing economies are the most vulnerable at this time. Our remedies must go beyond simply lending more. We must go the extra mile and provide countries with much-needed and urgent financial relief…
See More »
Guest Columns

Between COVID-19 and Constitutional Encroachment, By Wole Soyinka

So far, the anti-COVID-19 measures have proceeded along the rails of decentralised thinking, multilateral collaboration and technical exchanges between The universal imperative and urgency of this affliction should not become an opportunistic launch pad for a sneak RE-CENTRALISATION, no matter how seemingly insignificant its appearance. Constitutional lawyers and our elected…
See More »