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Passing of Celebrated Author Revives Debate Over Postcolonial Views
August 16, 2018
Naipaul was a lightning rod for criticism, say his critics, particularly by those who read his portrayals of Third World disarray as apologies for colonialism. But others say he was unsparing, both of the arrogance and self-aggrandizement of the colonizers as well as the self-deception and ethical ambiguities of the liberation movements that swept across Africa and the Caribbean in their wake. ... read more »
Attack on LeBron Shows Trump Wants to Use Fear, Divisiveness to Win Elections
August 9, 2018
The run-up to the 2018 congressional elections has begun. With 40 Republican representatives deciding not to run again, the party’s majority in the House is at risk. President Donald Trump has announced he plans to stump for Republicans across the country, seeking to make the election a referendum on him. Characteristically, a centerpiece of his approach is to use race as a weapon to divide and distract us. ... read more »
We’re Not a Dumping Ground for Used Cars, Says Rwanda President at New Auto Plant Opening
July 26, 2018
VW’s $20 million investment will create up to 1,000 jobs, and is an example of much needed spending by overseas firms in the nation, which receives $1 billion in foreign aid and development assistance but is making business-friendly reforms. ... read more »
For Limbiko: Love and Memory in Times of Turmoil and Tension
June 21, 2018
In the tradition of our ancestors of ancient Egypt, who wrote letters to loved ones who had passed from earth and ascended into the heavens, I again write you Limbiko Tembo, beloved sister and sacred friend. Let it be said countless times, you live in our lives, in the good we share, the work we do and the struggles we wage. ... read more »
International Superstars Music Artists Perform at the Hollywood Carnival’s Culture Village Saturday, June 23 @ Hollywood Blvd
Soca Music King Machel Montano, Reggaeton Superstar Jory Boy and International Brazilian Performer Mariene De Castro will perform in the Hollywood Carnival Culture Village where the parade ends at 6800 Hollywood Blvd, LA, 90028 from 12 noon to 9 PM along with other exciting performances. ... read more / view event »
Retirement Pledge in Doubt as Ivory Coast President Eyes a Run For 10 More Years
June 7, 2018
In a recent interview with a French magazine, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara revealed his vision of two more terms in office despite having repeatedly said he would step down at the end of his second term in 2020. ... read more »
7th Los Angeles Culture Festival & Parade- Saturday June 23rd at Hollywood Blvd.
Events taking place from Thursday, June 21st to Sunday, June 24th. ... read more / view event »
Did Trump Meet His Match in President of Nigeria?
May 15, 2018
By developing its own agricultural sector, Nigeria could reduce mass unemployment and an over-reliance on oil which has already left a huge scar on the local environment. ... read more »
Mataji Receives Goodwill Award From African Focus, Inc.
May 9, 2018
Shri Natha Devi Premananda Mataji, respected spiritual mother and founder of Eagle Wings of Enlightenment Center in South L.A, received the African Focus Goodwill Award on April 21, ... read more »
At African Confab, a Call for Justice for Children
May 9, 2018
Children are very much on the political and public agenda in Africa today. The African Union has adopted a charter to protect them and a mechanism to hold governments accountable for the fulfilment of their rights. Even so, the reality on the ground is somber and sobering. ... read more »
Zimbabwean’s Cheer a Musical ‘Lion’ Returning From Exile
May 9, 2018
After 14 long years in the U.S. state of Oregon, singer, composer and bandleader Thomas Mapfumo has come home to Zimbabwe. His recent performance, for some 20,000 ticket holders at the open-air Glamis Arena, only slowed down as the sun began to rise. ... read more »
More African Nations Discard Term Limits and Let Leaders ‘Rule for Life’
April 24, 2018
The past few years have seen presidential term limits ended from coast to coast. In Gabon, the end of term limits this year effectively allowed President Ali Bongo Ondimba to rule for life. ... read more »
New Liberian President Clamps Down on Free Press
April 19, 2018
The one-time soccer star is accused of allowing the press to be muzzled. One Liberian newspaper accused of defamation is facing a $1.8 million penalty and a BBC journalist has fled the country. ... read more »
Martin Luther King Jr.’s work still resonates across Africa
April 5, 2018
Streets. Schools. A bridge in Burkina Faso. The name of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. can be found across Africa, a measure of the global influence of the American civil rights leader who was shot dead 50 years ago after speaking out against injustices at home and abroad. ... read more »
Mall Developers Stake Out Turf Around Picturesque Victory Falls
February 6, 2018
At least that was the thinking of developers who obtained permits for a $13 million multi-purpose shopping mall not far from Zimbabwe’s renowned Victoria Falls. ... read more »
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