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Book review: Breaking A Rainbow, Building A Nation


 

‘Breaking A Rainbow, Building A Nation’ is a first-hand account of the university protests known as #FeesMustFall that gripped South Africa between 2015 and 2017. The book tries to achieve several aims. The first one is to heed the timeless warning of the distinguished African author, Chinua Achebe who once contended that “Until the lions […]

South Africa and Nigeria: Africa’s Sleeping Giants?


 

In a year packed with many African elections, Nigeria went to the polls in February and South Africa votes this week. This begs the question of the significance of the elections on both countries’ relations and influence in Africa. Pretoria and Abuja enjoy a remarkable status in Africa. This stems from their coercive or hard […]

Beyond profit: running a business and serving your community


 

Choosing new running shoes or a new winter coat, doing your weekly food shop, or investing your money? These might seem like everyday tasks that just get crossed off a to-do list, but this is not always the case. Social and environmental issues matter to people and what was previously just a simple task of […]

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On memory of humans

Last week I visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC. The museum covers all aspects of the history...

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Signing would greatly improve deaf people’s election participation experiences

Twenty five years in our democracy, deaf people still have serious difficulties accessing basic information on election campaign promises and how to vote in...

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South Africa and Nigeria: Africa’s Sleeping Giants?

In a year packed with many African elections, Nigeria went to the polls in February and South Africa votes this week. This begs the...