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

The history of football in Nigeria


The World Championship Football is played out on fields in Russia. One of the participants is the Green Eagles team. The national squad from Nigeria. Nigerian football has seen many famous names, some of the players have played and play for major teams in Europa (and other continents) where they have gained glory. Think of … Continue reading The history of football in Nigeria

An excerpt from Mphuthumi Ntabeni’s The Broken River Tent


In this article you will find an excerpt from The broken river tent. This book has been written by Mphuthumi Ntabeni. In this debut novel Ntabeni brings us back to the days of a Xhosa chief in the 19th century. This chief, Maqoma, was spearheading the struggle against the British who were the colonial masters. … Continue reading An excerpt from Mphuthumi Ntabeni’s The Broken River Tent

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”

The Fruits of Freedom in British Togoland


The people of Togo have seen the Germans come and colonize the country we call these days Togo. After the German defeat in the Great War the French and the British came and took over the legacy and these two countries divided Togo. Later the years of indepoendence came sweeping like a wind of change … Continue reading The Fruits of Freedom in British Togoland

Launch of The land is ours by Tembeka Ngcukaitobi


The South African author Tembeka Ngcukaitobi has launched his investigative book “This land is ours” on the history of the first black lawyers in South Africa. These seven portayed lawyers (all members of the ANC) lived and worked in the late 19th and early 20th century. The lawyers looked around them and saw swift changes in … Continue reading Launch of The land is ours by Tembeka Ngcukaitobi