I cringe whenever I see that word in a news article. And I see it so often in journalese. Stories about developing countries often feature phrases like tribal healer, tribal […]
Young Nigerians around the world are raising their voices to demand an end to police brutality. The campaign is called #EndSARS and some of the campaigners were killed while participating in peaceful protests in Nigeria.
Pan-Africanism is an enduring hope and appreciation for the continent, the people of it and what it can offer. With 54 countries, Africa is a vast land mass — 11.7 million square miles — that can contain the United States, China, India and the whole of Eastern Europe. Pan-Africanism is not glorifying blackness as a divine or magical race. It is not black supremacy.
For the past two years, I have been engaged in a personal project to collect firsthand accounts of the Nigerian Civil War (AKA Nigerian Biafran War or the Biafran War). I started this project because I wanted to learn more about this crucial moment of history, which affected my family and millions of others. I also wanted to allow the people who lived through it to speak and to have their words documented. The war began in 1967 and the ones with solid memories of it are at least 57 years old or so.
So, the world is still on the Black Panther film hype. Jesse Holland @jessejholland author of “The Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther?” has described the success of this movie as […]
Rwanda is shaking off its violent past and young content creators- writers, bloggers, filmmakers, journalists- are trying to tell the world that Rwanda is more than a post-genocide nation. I took a trip to Rwanda a few months ago to meet some of the young people.
If the only thing you know about Rwanda is the 1994 genocide, you’ve got a long way to go. Rwanda has earned a gold star for encouraging women to occupy […]
I met Nigeria’s most successful professional female golfer, Uloma Mbuko. She’s even been hailed as Africa’s Queen of Gold. Girlfriend has won more than 200 trophies in her class […]
In 2016, I learned about a community in the outskirts of the Nigerian capital city of Abuja that was practicing a generations-old cultural ritual that involves killing babies. […]
I started wearing hijab when I was around three years old. It was both cultural and religious, so I never questioned it and wore it on and off until I […]