Abiy Ahmed epitomises Africa’s short memory of hate

Africans have been at least as violent as anything ever perpetrated by other peoples; what is distinctive about Africans is their short memory of hate—so said Kenyan scholar Ali Mazrui.  By way of illustration Mazrui thus described four examples. Jomo Kenyatta was unjustly imprisoned by the British colonial authorities in 1952 over charges of founding…

The Eerie Silence Surrounding the Assange Case

Julian Assange remains cut off from the world in Ecuador’s London embassy, shut off from friends, relatives and thousands of supporters, leaving him unable to do his crucial work, as John Pilger discusses with Dennis J. Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein – ConsortiumNews – June 9, 2018     In a recent communication between Randy…

“Making that album was like a cleansing” By: Michiel van Oosterhout

He taught singer Bobby Brown African lullabies and saw Richie Havens perform his anthem ‘Freedom’ at the legendary 1969 Woodstock music festival. Long before Wasswa Birigwa became a household name in Ugandan business and politics, he was a celebrated musician both in his home country and the United States. In the early 1970’s he released…

Chronic corruption in UN resettlement process

THE UN AND REFUGEES – A NIGHTMAREUNHCR globally wastes more than one Galactic Year in the lives of refugeesIn Kenya it just got worse 21. May 2018 (vf) Since that African conglomerate-state with its huge colonial burden is now ruled for another four years by an autocratic governance after a neither clean nor fair election,…

Suicide Prevention Is Part of the Right to Life

As Such, It Is a State Duty Switzerland Recognized In memoriam: Nathalie, Solange, Lambert, Donatella, René, Francis, so many others… The best prevention of suicide is to be able to live, in dignity, a serene and gratifying life. To choose to live and to lead a happy life is a personal choice reinforcing this prevention…