Columns

No Apology After Fifteen Million Murders!, By Owei Lakemfa

In his insulting letter, King Philippe, a cousin of the butcher, Leopold II, wrote: “Our history is made of common achievements but has also experienced painful episodes. During the period of the Congo Free State, acts of violence and cruelty were committed, which still weigh on our collective memory.” King…
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Opinion

Edward Colston, History Wars and the Legacies of Slave Owners In Nigeria, By Abdulbasit Kassim

Should our society continue to honour the legacies of slaveowners and those who played active roles in the trans-Atlantic and trans-Saharan slave trade? Should our society continue to name monuments, schools, streets, stadiums, and other landmarks after them, even though we are all aware of their dark legacies?... This is…
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Guest Columns

Congo: ‘The Bloodstained Monument of Tutelage’, By Owei Lakemfa

“In those days, When civilization kicked us in the face, When holy water slapped our cringing brows, The vultures built in the shadow of their talons, The bloodstained monument of tutelage.” - From the poem, "The Vultures", By David Diop (1927-1960) Joseph Kabila, the president of the Democratic Republic of…
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Guest Columns

Coloured and Colours of Genocide, By Owei Lakemfa

Pope Francis unfortunately fell victim of the academics and politicians who coloured the commemoration of the centenary of the Armenian genocide. To this group, genocide is genocide depending on the perpetrators and the victims. However, if the perpetrators are powerful or have strong allies, genocide become mere murder, killings or…
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