• Africa Deleting Facebook? Not Likely. But Context Will Matter More

    Africa Deleting Facebook? Not Likely. But Context Will Matter More0

    When the GuardianUK newspaper broke a story about a data analytics company called Cambridge Analytica and its role in collecting the private data of British and American citizens, African social media did not go apoplectic. This was despite the fact that the same company also allegedly had a hand in two of the continents largest countries’ elections,

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  • Black Panther and the Democracy of Imagination

    Black Panther and the Democracy of Imagination0

    “At the end of the day, a filmmaker’s most important tool is humanity” – Ryan Coogler  The story is probably too familiar now. It involved a black boy by the name of Malcom Little. When a white teacher asked him what he thought of becoming, his young mind sparked with imagination: “Well, yes, sir, I’ve been thinking I’d

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  • Is Chimamanda Adichie a Postcolonial Theorist?

    Is Chimamanda Adichie a Postcolonial Theorist?0

    “The best thing to come out of Chimamanda-gate is all these deep conversations about theory on Twitter” – Nanjala Nyabola‏  Grace A. Musila has reignited the social media debate on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s controversial comments on postcolonial theory during a recent interview. “As an academic”, the associate professor in the English Department at Stellenbosch University in South Africa informs

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  • The Gory and Glorious History of Gorée Island

    The Gory and Glorious History of Gorée Island0

    “Africa will write its own history and in both north and south it will be a history of glory and dignity” – Patrice Lumumba It was both distressing and soothing to read Takura Zhangazha and Paul Shalala’s reflections on our recent trip to Gorée Island in Senegal. Distressing because of the constant reminder about the gory legacy of

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  • Gorée Island: From Slavery To The Promotion Of Reconciliation

    Gorée Island: From Slavery To The Promotion Of Reconciliation0

    It is a famous, or is it infamous, island which is well known for slavery, death, human suffering, sexual exploitation and inhuman behaviour. Gorée Island in Senegal is one of three centres where the African Slave Trade thrived. According to historical records, the tiny island, which is off the the coast of Dakar, was responsible for

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When you see ba Lusaka in Ford Rangers, Hilux or GX V8 driving at 40km/h, just know there is a speed camera nearby. It's so strange to drive in Lusaka these days. — in Lusaka, Democratic Republic of the Congo facebook.com/1063898…