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(Gay) Sexuality and African Writers: Adichie, Osman

On Barack Obama’s recent visit to Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta schooled him on what’s relevant to Kenyans. Despite Obama’s lecture on “bad things” happening “when people are treated differently under the…..

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Prominent Sudanese asylum-seeker asks Israel’s president: “Why not let us stay and contribute to Israeli society?”

Netanyahu’s reelection this year, for his fourth term (third consecutive), leaves little hope for non-Jewish minorities in Israel. The newly-formed government is the most right-wing, conservative and outspokenly racist that…..

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Latin America is a Country in the Afro-Latino Festival in NYC

The third edition of the wonderful Afro-Latino Festival was held in New York City between July 10th and July 12th. The festival included amazing concerts from traditional musicians that carry on…..

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Two books isn’t enough protection: Britain deports writer Ishtiyaq Shukri

Many of you who are familiar with South African literature know that writer Ishtiyaq Shukri was detained and questioned for over nine hours at Heathrow Airport in London on the…..

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The story of Lagos’ ill-fated 1976 Professional Tennis Tournament

It was Monday, February 16, 1976, a sunny day in Lagos, just before noon. The Lagos Lawn Tennis Club terraces were filled with middle class Nigerians and foreign expatriates. Arthur…..

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(Gay) Sexuality and African Writers: Adichie, Osman

On Barack Obama’s recent visit to Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta schooled him on what’s relevant to Kenyans. Despite Obama’s lecture on “bad things” happening “when people are treated differently under the…..

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“El Chapo”‘s (New) Escape

These days the fonda where I usually eat has been packed with Policía Federal officers. The fonda was designated as one of the official restaurants for the troop sent to Oaxaca to contain…..

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Flying to Frankfurt with a Super Eagle

I arrived at Murtala Muhammed airport after my last trip to Lagos dressed for the heat in drop crotch pants and a loose tank, both in varying shades of mottled…..

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Issa Hayatou: Most Valuable Player?

Every so often efforts are made to justify the world’s obsession with football by casting it as an engine for social development. Football is touted as having the potential to…..

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Are corrupt Africans really ruining FIFA?

We all know, thanks to the English FA chairman Greg Dyke and many other bigoted media commentators, that corruption at FIFA is caused by small African nations where greed is…..

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Here are our Africa Cup of Nations 2015 Awards

That was AFCON 2015. It was like 1992 all over again. The Ivorians are African champions after a nerve-shredding penalty shoot-out, and a Black Stars side led by an outstanding Number 10…..