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

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

The Indigo Press in the launch of their first book, These bones will rise again


The events are still new in our memories. The events in the country of Zimbabwe where uncle Bob had to to step down, forced by the military and rising displeasure by the people of this country. The recent decades in Zimbabwean history come to the fore in the novel These bones will rise. This book … Continue reading The Indigo Press in the launch of their first book, These bones will rise again

Nancy Mitchell, “Jimmy Carter in Africa: Race and the Cold War”


With every new president in the United States of America people in Africa wonder what will be the result form the African continent. People had high hopes when Barack Obama was elected president and re-elected. His father was a Kenya. So what would be his relationship with Kenya and other countries. To some this relationship … Continue reading Nancy Mitchell, “Jimmy Carter in Africa: Race and the Cold War”