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…

NATO Needs to End

The United States generates most of the wars and does most of the fighting, but Europe gets the majority of the terrorist blowback. What kind of a deal is that for Europe? War endangers us all; it does not protect us.   Remarks Delivered by Pat Elder for World BEYOND War at the No to War,…

Johan Galtung: Understanding, Fighting & Overcoming Racism

What does Johan Galtung think about Racism? It is very different from what Morgenbladetpublished after his lecture on Racism and Antisemitism. The journalist was not capable of distinguishing Prof. Galtung’s analytical vantage point presented assuming the points elaborated were his personal views. Asked how could this happen, Galtung says, “This is either deliberate contextomy or…

Missing Links for Peace, Civility, Social Well-Being

Antonio Carlos Silva Rosa, M.A. | TRANSCEND Media Service   We will keep missing out if we insist on relying solely on our intellect, acquired knowledge, reason and intelligence; human potential encompasses much more. I am fascinated with the insights the evolution of science provides, particularly astronomy, cosmology, quantum physics and medicine. Medical research and…

Ugandans resist Museveni’s bid for life presidency by Ann Garrison

In 2005, Yoweri Museveni persuaded Parliament to amend Uganda’s constitution to eliminate presidential term limits, so that he could remain in power. Now, at age 73, after ruling for 31 years, he is once again asking Parliament to amend the Constitution to eliminate the age limit that would require him to step down at 75….

Part.4. African’s Peacefull Means: Micro-cultural aspects of violence in Africa

From the Book Peace By African’s Peaceful Means  By Raïs Neza Boneza   With micro-cultural aspects, we shall concentrate our inquiry on local culture and customs. Africans are divided into several races, fragmented within local communities by ethnic groups, tribal denominations, and clans. These different classifications are expressed in beliefs and customs which shape a…