Stay Standing

On October 4, 2014 thousands of people in 137 cities, throughout the world, took part in “The Global March For Elephants and Rhinos.” The world came together in solidarity to march as one voice against the poaching of elephants which is killing more than 35,000 elephants every year and more than 1,000 rhinos, yearly. Unequivocally,…

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Migration: Hopes of Finding Greener Pasture

I have been observing the increasing number of expatriates and volunteers in Uganda and the organizations that they work with. I thank those that are doing an honorable job in various parts of our country and those that have developed programmes that continue to help our nation. At the same time, I thank the various…

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In Peace (Or Pieces)

Comrade, since you say We can’t eat democracy with All those sour choices Pinstriped lies And decorated fools Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Remembering Chinua Achebe

I first read Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart when I lived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo—then known as Zaire. It struck me as a lucid, uncomplicated story that, in all its simplicity, was teeming with impetuous, emotional characters dwelling in a world of medicine men, spirits and pervasive superstition.  Honor and tradition were…

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Sollum: Lemia Beyoumi

Lemia Beyoumi is an Egyptian poet, born in Sollum, raised in Cairo and now living in Boston, MA. In addition to poetry, she is a visual artist, sculptor and painter. “Sollum” is an ode to the mystifying beauty of her native village. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Youth and Artistic Activism in Africa: The Kenyan Case

As they rushed to work one morning in late February this year, Kenyans were stunned by a graffiti mural that seemed to have mysteriously appeared overnight along one of the capital city’s busiest streets.  In extremely blunt fashion, the mural portrayed Kenyan politicians as vultures feeding off the common man who suffers the consequences of…

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