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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Columns

Africa Shall Have Its Day, By Owei Lakemfa

...Africa’s main challenge is implementing the AU 2063 Agenda, which promises a shared prosperity and well-being, unity and integration, freedom and expanded horizons, realisation of the potentials of youth and women, and freedom from fear, diseases and want. Africa’s Day shall come! Africa, the content from which humanity fanned out…
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Opinion

Ending the Rule of the Nigerian Lackey: No Traitors Allowed In the Presidency, By Olurotimi Osha

If Nigeria did not have an ignoble history of incompetent leaders, eager to pander to foreign interests, perhaps there'd be economic security in the friends from China, including professors, often speak of how China developed its industries indigenously, without having to outsource the brain sector to the President Trump’s alleged…
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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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Opinion

Ansa Asamoa and the Ghanaian Revolution, By Sylvester Odion Akhaine

Ansa belongs to the pantheon of African thinkers embracing those in the continent and in the diaspora, such as Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere, Leopold Senghor, Patrice Lumumba, Obafemi Awolowo, Thomas Sankara, Steve Biko, Amical Cabral, Aime Cesaire, Marcus Garvey, George Padmore, Frantz Fanon and Walter Rodney. Ansa tried to provide…
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Opinion

Which Path to Economic Growth and Development in Africa?, By Kunle Ajibade

Last week, The Economist of London (June 20th–26th 2015 edition) ran a story on the near-collapse of the economy of Ghana. In that story, we are told that public debt could reach 70 percent of the GDP of Ghana before the end of this year. Because investors continue to shun…
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