October 31, 2014

Prof. Chinua Achebe: The ‘Conscientious Objector’

Follow Us 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 […]

The West Rushes to Grab Its Libya Reward

Follow Us 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 […]

A Parade of Good News out of Zimbabwe

Follow Us 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 […]

Cain and Woods: What’s With Black Men’s Penises and White Blonde Women?

Follow Us 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 […]

A Smashingly Successful “Stratospheric Meeting” of African Diaspora Leaders in New York

Follow Us 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 […]

My New Visit to Martha’s Vineyard

Follow Us Some time in August, my wife told that a friend of ours, the Browns (Mildred and Ken) had invited us to their vacation home in Martha´s Vineyard.  She reminded me that they had invited us a couple of times and we weren´t able to go due to other commitments or travels we had […]

Run-Off Expected in Liberian Presidential Election

Follow Us Liberia’s opposition parties say they will participate in a second-round presidential vote, despite rejecting the first-round results. Second-place candidate Winston Tubman and other members of the opposition said Sunday they will call off a boycott since the preliminary results show no candidate has won the outright majority needed to avoid a run-off. But […]

Cape Verde’s Pires Wins Mo Ibrahim Award

Follow Us Former Cape Verde president Pedro Verona Pires won the $5m Mo Ibrahim award for African leadership for shepherding his tiny Atlantic Ocean island state from an autocracy to a prosperous democracy. “Throughout his long career, President Pires has been dedicated to the service of his people, including those in the diaspora, while retaining […]

BREAKFAST WITH GEN. IHEJIRIKA

Follow Us   In the last ten days, I have made some assumptions which have cost me, first is the assumption about Irene, which I detailed here and cost me quite a bit.  The second would have been today, but I was sort of pulled from the precipice of making another mistaken assumption.  Okay, yesterday […]

“I Married a Prostitute from Back Home”

Follow Us Nevertheless to say that we got married, and she immediately filed for me to get the green card. Two years later, I was able to get it. Meanwhile, I had been careful not to make any babies with her, despite her protestations. In 5 years I filed and got my citizenship. But could […]