Africa’s Leaders are ‘fiddling while Rome burns’

Africa’s leaders are fiddling why the continent goes to the dogs. Instead of focusing on important issues they spend their time holding numerous summits discussing things which are not urgent like pulling out of the ICC whilst more pressing issues are not given adequate attention.
We, as Africans, have become masters of majoring in minors and minoring in majors.

Is Africa ready for Steve Biko?

After Nelson Mandela, Steve Biko is probably the most famous of South Africa’s liberation struggle icons. In terms of ideology, Steve Biko is much more influential – Black Consciousness is studied by Africans, those of African descent and others for various reasons and purposes. Steve Biko was born in December 1946 in the Cape Province…

Is Zimbabwe a Fascist State?

On one of my favourite blogs “The Field Negro” I came across the definition of a fascist state or, more specifically, the characteristics of fascist nations by some doctor who has studied fascism. So read on and see how Zimbabwe and other African states fare: “Dr. Lawrence Britt has examined the fascist regimes of Hitler…

The African Union at 50: Rethinking Pan Africanism

On Saturday Africans will celebrate fifty years since the formation of the African Union (AU) (until 2002 the Organisation for African Unity (OAU)). Half a century later we can, and should, critically analyse the body’s success and truthfully point out its shortcomings. When the OAU was founded in 1963, its primary objective was to help…

Remembering Solomon Mahlangu, a South African Hero

Whenever a list of Africa’s foremost Nationalists is compiled the list usually has many South Africans. Names like Chris Hani, Albert Luthuli, Govan and Thabo Mbeki, Oliver Tambo, Walter Sisulu and undoubtedly the most famous, Steve Biko and Nelson Mandela, take their rightful place besides Amilcar Cabral, Patrice Lumumba, Thomas Sankara, Nkrumah, Nyerere, Machel and…

Words from Nkrumah as Ghana Celebrates 56 Years of Independence

Today marks 56 years since Ghana became independent in 1957. As the comrades in Ghana celebrate their independence I reflect on what Ghana’s, and perhaps Africa’s, greatest son, Kwame Nkrumah had to say concerning African states and independence: “Africa is a paradox which illustrates and highlights neo-colonialism. Her earth is rich, yet the products that come…

Ghana v Burkina Faso: 5 Things I learnt.

Full Time: Burkina Faso 1-1 Ghana (3-2 Penalties) I know it’s rather unusual for anyone to start writing about a football tournament in the semi-finals, especially the second game of the semi-finals. It’s not that I’ve not been watching the matches- I’ve watched more than twenty five of the thirty or so games played so…

You Are One In a Million- No, One in 7 Billion

Sometime last week my computer which had looked healthy suddenly died. In the following minutes I almost died too, those who have owned gadgets know of the bond that forms between man and machine- especially between Engineer and machine. But I digress, what I wanted to say is that as I restored my documents after buying a…