Super Bowl 50: stop comparing Beyoncé to Coldplay

Super Bowl is one of the most watched American sports events in the world. Over the years its half-time show has attracted top artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, and Whitney Houston. On Sunday 7th February 2016, it was Super Bowl 50, marking the 50th anniversary of the tournament. Like in previous years the half-time show was Read more about Super Bowl 50: stop comparing Beyoncé to Coldplay[…]

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 Read more about Lumumba, 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 Read more about Steve 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, Read more about Banning the Niqab in West Africa[…]