Anthea Butler: The pentecostal prosperity gospel that pervades Christian Nigeria is tested by a terrorist attack on a school, and the kidnapping of its students.
Georgianne Nienaber: Virunga National Park’s Chief Warden, Emmanuel de Merode, was shot in a roadside ambush as he was driving from Goma to Rumangabo in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Kathleen Wallace: The Rwandan tales will be used to justify all sorts of intervention amongst factions who happen to be taking up space on top of resources that are coveted.
David Love: As the world preoccupies itself with the lost Malaysian Airlines flight 370 and Russia’s annexation of Crimea in the Ukraine, President Obama is helping another part of the world—Africa.
African Homophobia: Denouncing homosexuality is one of the ways these African countries decry perceived neo-colonialism.
Sexual Violence in War: We believe that 95% of the victims are women—but evidence is coming out that we have men who are sexually abused.
Nigeria Anti-Gay Law: Nigerian lawmakers say their stance ois true evidence of a proud and participatory “democracy in action.”
Dian Fossey Murder — The tragedy of De Wetter’s memoir is that the author describes Fossey’s murder as “an accident looking like a murder.
Mandela Ending Apartheid — Mass media can also be a weapon that eradicates democracy and promotes ignorance, along with other dire ends.
Mandela Legacy — He got the ‘moral victory’; we took the spoils: gold and diamonds; cheap labor; land to die for, to kill for.
Winnie Mandela — Apartheid/white minority rule and neocolonialism is a global system and did not end with the release of Nelson Mandela.
Honoring Nelson Mandela — What the life of Mandela taught is about offering great sacrifice for the greater good of others.
John Peeler: He might have died in prison, tortured, broken, disappeared. And yet we can scarcely conceive how his country, his continent, the world would have been different without him. That is the measure of his greatness.