World economic order at Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral

I have seen several posts of my fellow Africans reveling in the fact that our African presidents and other 'smaller world leaders' were transported in buses to West Minister for Queen Elizabeth II's Funeral. At the same time while the President of the United States of America, the US, is moving in his own armored… Continue reading World economic order at Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral

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

Expat Gaze Part 3 – White Privilege

White privilege is out of control.  muzungus get away with all kinds of craziness. There are whole sections of town that cater mostly to muzungus. By the same token, muzungus get charged 50-100 percent more than Ugandans for everything, always.”Francisco Toro Racism was a major driver of colonialism and slavery; and at the same time… Continue reading Expat Gaze Part 3 – White Privilege

Expat Gaze Part 2 – Meaning of Muzungu

“Little Ugandan kids are enthralled by the sight of white people. They will point and jump and scream "muzungu! muzungu!" at you. “Muzungu” really isn't derogatory. African Americans are muzungus as far as everyone is concerned.”Francisco Toro Ugandan children, indeed, are enthralled by the sight of a person with a different skin colour from their… Continue reading Expat Gaze Part 2 – Meaning of Muzungu

George Floyd: New Africa Black & White History

Protest in the United Kingdom (U.K.) against racism that were sparked off by racism in the United States of America (U.S.), and in particular the murder of George Floyd by a police officer, are but just one side of a coin, so to speak. The protest in the U.K. and in particular those in Bristol,… Continue reading George Floyd: New Africa Black & White History