Lumumba, the African who stood up to the West

Every 17th January, Congolese and many around the world remember Patrice Emery Lumumba. On this day in 1961, he was brutally murdered, after being betrayed by those close to him, the people he trusted. “While revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas”  Thomas Sankara We call Lumumba our national hero. So, as we En savoir plus surLumumba, the African who stood up to the West[…]

Steve Harvey, Miss Universe, and racism in Colombia

If you don’t already know, this year Miss Universe had probably one of the most awkward moments of 2015. Steve Harvey, the host, announced Miss Colombia as the winner… by mistake. The wrong winner celebrated for a good two minutes, until Steve Harvey came forward to rectify his mistake and announce Miss Philippines as the En savoir plus surSteve Harvey, Miss Universe, and racism in Colombia[…]

Banning the Niqab in West Africa

Last week, presidents from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) met in Abuja to mark the organisation’s 40th anniversary. At the top of their agenda was peace and security in the region. This choice of topic was timely as Boko Haram continues to kill in Nigeria, while terrorist attacks have become common in Mali and Niger. What seemed odd, En savoir plus surBanning the Niqab in West Africa[…]