Role of women in Mau Mau has been ignored


The Kenyan writer Kui Kitonga looked back into history to find role models for children. She delved into the times of the attempt to gain independence from the colonial masters in Kenya. The days of the Mau Mau were filled by men. Were women absent? In her research Kui discovered female warriors. Now she has … Continue reading Role of women in Mau Mau has been ignored

RIP Hugh Lewin (1939 – January 16 2019)


His life spanned many decades of political upheaval within and outside South Africa. He wrote books, was a journalist, trained journalists and he was active to oppose the forces of apartheid in South Africa. Now Hugh Lewin has passed away. In this article you will read about his life struggling for justice.     

Al-Shabaab’s Nairobi attack is a reminder that tit-for-tat terror never succeeds


Another vicious attack has hit the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The West Mall attack took place six years ago. Now another crowded place has become a place of death and blood and traumatized people. The writer Mukoma wa Ngugu gives his opinion.

Review of THE TRIAL OF HISSÈNE HABRÉ


A landlocked country (even the shores of the lake are receding) in the midst of the enormous African continent. This country carries the same name as the lake: Chad. From 1982 – 1990 Hissène Habré ruled this country. He was no stranger to power for during previous reigns he had been Prime Minister and Secretary … Continue reading Review of THE TRIAL OF HISSÈNE HABRÉ

Jeffrey Ahlman, “Living with Nkrumahism: Nation, State, and Pan-Africanism in Ghana”


What did happen in the first decade of the newly independent country of Ghana? Ghana was one of the first countries in Africa did was able to dispose of the colonial yoke. Kwame Nkrumah became the president of the independent Ghana.  Jeffrey Ahlman (assistent professor of History at Smith College in the USA) researched this … Continue reading Jeffrey Ahlman, “Living with Nkrumahism: Nation, State, and Pan-Africanism in Ghana”

Revisiting the Habré trial: Finding hope in a Chadian tragedy


Many dictators of the past managed to leave the country they run and ruined and found asylum in an other country. In this new found land they continued to live with a fair portion of their amassed wealth, leaving their former citizens in poverty and structures of injustice.  Not all have the chance to escape … Continue reading Revisiting the Habré trial: Finding hope in a Chadian tragedy