Racism and African women on ‘the world’ stage

“This grandmother will become the new boss of WTO,” apparently screamed a headline in a Swiss newspaper. And when, apparently, the headline received backlash the Swiss newspaper changed it on its online version to: “This 66 year old Nigerian will head WTO.” It would be interesting to read what the same Swiss newspaper wrote when,… Continue reading Racism and African women on ‘the world’ stage

African Hairstyles for Beauty & Liberation

In our African societies, it used to be that braid patterns and hairstyles indicated a person’s community, age, marital status, wealth, power, social position, and religion. Our hairstyles for both men and women, it follows, therefore, were a powerful identification code system. For example, among the Iteso, my people, currently the fifth largest first nation… Continue reading African Hairstyles for Beauty & Liberation

PHD, a Dangerous Disease Afflicting Africans

Akosah-Sarpong, simply and aptly described PHD – ‘pull her down’ or ‘pull him down’ syndrome - as a moral disorder which makes people see things in negative realms. Chihota, expounds further and asserts that the syndrome is particularly wide spread among Africans, to the extent that some consider it the most dangerous disease afflicting Africans,… Continue reading PHD, a Dangerous Disease Afflicting Africans

Roots of Black Oppression

Take, for instance, the common structural discourse trap that many often fall into, the misconception of beginning analyses on Uganda's land, from around 120 years ago, when the territory now known as Uganda was declared a protectorate by the British. The territory that the British annexed and named Uganda, was originally occupied by the first… Continue reading Roots of Black Oppression

Unity in AU Summit

African leaders meeting, where they are all together, is a very good thing. We should not present ourselves on the world stage as tiny little countries, and therefore, once in a while we need to use symbolism. An achievement, yes it is of regular meetings of African leaders showing that we are united. This is… Continue reading Unity in AU Summit