Fire Pantami now by The Nation Editorial

The allegations against him are incredible, damning and incurably damaging. It is simply incredulous that a man who is not just a member of the country’s highest decision making organ, the Federal Executive Council (FEC), but also heads one of the country’s most critical and sensitive ministries could allegedly have sympathies for notorious terrorist groups …

FACTS ABOUT AFRICA

Africa The Gambia has only one university.Equatorial Guinea is Africa’s onlyspanish speaking country.South Africa is the most visitedAfrican country.Nigeria has the richest Black people in Africa.Samuel Eto’o is the highest paid Footballer of all time, he received about £350,000 weekly in Russia in 2011.A person from Botswana is calleda Motswana, the plural is Batswana.A person …

Mercenaries and the Uli Airstrip

Great Nigerian troops celebrating the surrender of Biafra at Uli airstrip. Uli airstrip that handled the second highest number of flights in Africa in that period next to Johanesburg. THE AIRLIFT TO BIAFRA The Uli Airstrip was the most important link between Biafra and the outside world during the Nigerian civil war. Most of the …

The British Museum, looted artefacts, and the law byDavid Allen Green

This post is prompted by an outstanding and thought-provoking book about museums. The book is The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums & why we need to talk about it by Alice Procter (Amazon page here – but do order from your local bookseller if you can). Two thoughts that the book provoked for …

The Two Rwandas Development and Dissent Under Kagame by FPU

Kagame in Brussels, April 2014Francois Lenoir / Reuters On New Year’s Day 2014, Patrick Karegeya, once a top Rwandan intelligence official, was found dead in Room 905 of the up-market Michelangelo Towers hotel, in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to the police report, Karegeya’s neck was swollen, and a rope and a bloody towel were found …