Category: Africa

Farida Nabourema

Farida Nabourema began as an activist as a teenager.  Her father had been arrested as a political opponent of the government, and following his release she joined in the protests against the dictatorship and its human rights abuses.  Togo was ruled by Gnassingbé Eyadéma for 38 years.  At his death in 2005 his son Faure Gnassingbé came… Read more »

Bob Marley

There may be no other musician as well known around the world as Bob Marley, the Jamaican reggae singer.  With his band The Wailers, Marley’s music took themes of jubilation and liberation with spiritual centeredness to almost every corner of the globe.  He died at 36 from a form of melanoma, continuing his music and… Read more »

Omar Victor Diop

Omar Victor Diop is an fine arts and fashion photographer from Dakar, Senegal who has a recent series of portraits called Liberty.  He explores the global black liberation struggle in a personal way, putting himself in each male role and his friend Khadija Boye posing in the female roles. As he portrayed moments from the… Read more »

“Peace Over Violence”

“Peace over Violence” (Towards a peaceful Zimbabwe 2018 National Elections) Article by Lance Muteyo Elections in Zimbabwe have been characterised by massive politically-motivated violence which has left a lot of ‘scars’ in communities. History tells us that politically-motivated violence occurs in every society at some point during its existence. Be it in time of independence… Read more »

Michael Sharp

On March 30, 2017 the news reported the finding of the bodies of two United Nations workers in eastern Congo.  One was Michael Sharp from Kansas in the United States; the other was Zaida Catalán from Sweden.  They were members of a U.N. “Group of Experts” who were working on conflict resolution in the long, torturously-twisted… Read more »