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The Filimbi Affair and #Telema

In January of this year, protests erupted in Kinshasa, the capital of the DR Congo, against President Joseph Kabila. He came to power in 2001 as acting president when his father, Laurent Kabila, was assassinated. He was affirmed as president by a ... ZNet, 1 month ago

How the AU came into being: Kwame Nkrumah

Saul Gwakuba Ndlovu Ghana's independence was attained in 1957, the year Algeria launched its armed struggle to free itself from French colonial rule. At the head of the unreservedly panAfricanist newly proclaimed state of Ghana was Kwame Nkrumah ...
 Sunday News Zimbabwe3 days ago

Sunday, May 31

Today is , the 151st day of 2015. There are 214 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1043 - Lady Godiva rides naked through the market square in Coventry, England. 1520 - After being a hostage in Denmark, young nobleman ...
 New Zealand Herald3 days ago

The Last Stand in Africa's Most Dangerous Park

Prince Emmanuel de Merode of Belgium is also the chief warden of Virunga, Africa's oldest national park. Credit: Photograph by Brent Stirton / / Reportage In the late afternoon on April 15, 2014, Emmanuel de Merode, a Belgian prince and ...
 Mens Journal5 days ago

Re(dis)covering the Afrikan Mind

In his seminal 1958 book A Man of the People, the world acclaimed novelist, Nigeria's Chinua Achebe, foretold the banality of post-colonial Afrikan politics, when he warned poignantly: 'The trouble with our new nation ... was that none of us have ...
 AllAfrica.com1 week ago Re(dis)covering the Afrikan Mind [analysis]  Individual.com1 week ago

Back in time: When Franco visited Kampala

Franco with his acoustic guitar François Luambo Luanzo Makiadi was a major figure not only in Congolese music but also Ugandan music. But did you know that for the times he came to Uganda, he found it hard to pull crowds? Simon Musasizi looks ...
 The Observer Uganda1 week ago Uganda: Back in Time - When Franco Visited Kampala  AllAfrica.com1 week ago

Prominent Africans Linked to Violent ...

Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace - Nelson Mandela There was always a great fear that Nelson Mandela would either be poisoned during his ...
 Makamba Online1 week ago

Mein Führer, mein Vater

If it's dark satire you're after Jimfish by Christopher Hope (Atlantic Books) R275 Goo-natured Jimfish, a South African Everyman of indeterminate race, embarks on an odyssey through the last days of apartheid and on to the wider world beyond our ...
 Times Live South Africa2 weeks ago

Of Names and Titles and Caricatures [opinion]

Idi Amin was sick. He sought to be officially addressed as " His excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal, Al Hadji, Doctor, Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO,MC, Lord of All the beasts of the Earth and fishes of the seas and conqueror of the British ...
 Individual.com2 weeks ago

Papa Wemba - African King of Rhumba Rock

Papa Wemba is one of Africa's most flamboyant and cosmopolitan musicians. He broke out of his native Democratic Republic of Congo to become one of the most internationally successful world music artists of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Long a ...
 Makamba Online2 weeks ago
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