Experience has taught us that when tribalism is elevated to a system level, the system is reduced to tribalism level. Consequently, an unstable, irresponsible, calamitous system that orchestrates, feeds and benefits from hatred within and between communities, promotes and protects supremacism, tyranny of the majority and/ or the elite, heightens brutality, raise public anxiety andContinue reading “Pro-Mthwakazi movement needs to invest in good governance”
I seek not to embed victimhood into Matabeleland’s political model but merely state the obvious; Matabeleland has been on the victim side of Zimbabwean independence. Today’s biggest failure for the independent Africa has been the lack of political will, if not incentive, to revamp previously racialised socioeconomic and political systems and structures. If anything, systemicContinue reading “The African independence illusion”
Genuine independence for any country means being in control of one’s destiny without an anxious dependence on other countries. Sadly, the ‘independent’ Africa today sees itself increasingly dependent on other regions for support to keep itself barely on its knees always staring at the prospect of lying flat on its belly. These are worrying timesContinue reading “RSA xenophobia: Nigeria recalling ambassador not the answer”
Jacob Zuma’s Freedom Day speech on 27th April 2015 coming just over a week after violent xenophobic attacks in parts of Durban and Gauteng provinces has triggered a heated debate among the large online African community on social networks as well as in some capitals in the continent.
The only people holding Africa back are the African masses who continue to allow themselves to be left out of important political matters by career politicians. The result is unsurprisingly the same old story of ‘independence’ without freedoms for ordinary men and women; an abundance of natural wealth that will not protect the poor fromContinue reading “The need for direct democracy in Africa”
The EU – Africa summit has come and gone and is most likely forgotten of already. We can now review the Robert Mugabe boycott saga, the Jacob Zuma calculated withdrawal, and the invitation of Egypt (a country whose AU membership is currently suspended) to the meeting and the real beneficiaries of the meeting.
African states have secured ‘independence’ but have yet to achieve internal stability due to the failure to organise internal peace. No one can conceivably deny that post-colonial Africa’s internal systems have largely failed to address serious matters of socio-political inequality and the instability that it brings. Diffusion of power has yet to be genuinely placedContinue reading “Africa’s failing politics”
Africa has become a continent accustomed with disasters so much that one has to screen what they mourn or risk grieving forever. As much as I would love to talk up Africa’s chances of a peaceful, prosperous and an all round better 2014, conditions in Egypt, South Sudan, DRC, CAR and many other states suggestContinue reading “2014 – Will peace continue to elude Africa?”
Here we examine the impact of the relationship between Africa and the West in the underdevelopment of the former. It is incomprehensible that Africa a continent endowed with natural resources will be home to some of the poorest communities in the globe.
Africa is effectively a continent in a state of social, cultural and economic decay. The developing Africa ceased to exist the day the first Europeans set foot on the continent, from then onwards it has experienced a systematic appropriation and misappropriation of African resources and the physical and mental enslavement and colonisation of Africans by Europeans.Continue reading “Africa a developing or decaying world?”