Prof. Chinua Achebe, the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Seven years ago, 2004, the President who had offered to confer the title on Prof. Achebe was Olusegun Obasanjo, the military dictator picked by the northern oligarchy as a pseudo-democrat, who used every … [Read more...] about Prof. Chinua Achebe: The ‘Conscientious Objector’
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By SEYED ABDOLLAH HOSEINI It certainly didn't take them long. Literally one day after the gory images of Muammar Gaddafi being dragged, kicked and stabbed through the streets of Sirte were broadcast worldwide, the announcement was made. It seems it was what everyone was waiting for. Some newspapers even called it "the starting pistol". Britain's new defence secretary, … [Read more...] about The West Rushes to Grab Its Libya Reward
There seems to be a parade of good news coming out of Zimbabwe. It would appear that it was like just yesterday that the country was on the cusp of boiling over with political violence orchestrated by ZANU-PF supporters against now Prime Minister and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai personally and his MDC (Movement for Democratic Change). What crystalized in 2008 and brought … [Read more...] about A Parade of Good News out of Zimbabwe
Unless you are living in another planet, you would have heard of the accusations of sexual harassment against Republican presidential contender Herman Cain. But like all the others before, Clinton, Weiner and others, he has denied ever harassing these women. Whether he did it or not, is the point of this note, but the women who accused him: white blond women. If we remember … [Read more...] about Cain and Woods: What’s With Black Men’s Penises and White Blonde Women?
Announcement to Raise $5 Million in Famine Relief for Africa African Ambassadors to Celebrate Kwanzaa Calling it a "Stratospheric Meeting," the Chairman of the African Union Commission, Mr. Jean Ping, was quoted by CIDO Director, Dr. Adisa as saying that the Thursday, October 6, 2011, biggest gathering of selected high caliber African Diaspora leaders was a "high level … [Read more...] about A Smashingly Successful “Stratospheric Meeting” of African Diaspora Leaders in New York