Confiture de Dijon

In the early year of  1970, when the first university opened in Togo, a french confiture and jam company from Dijon in Burgundy was the provider of jam to the University restaurant for students' breakfast. However, the cost of importing jam from France was huge, and the university worked with the Benedictine Monastery of Zogbegan in Togo to produce local confiture and jam Read more [...]

How brainwashed are you?

Here is an easy way to check if an African has been completely brainwashed to the point to have a white ghost in his or her mind. It's a simple test, and it starts with a question like follows: "Close your eyes. Now image, You have been invited to an important meeting and you are sitting at a wide and big table with 10 wise men and women. Look at the face of the people Read more [...]

Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success

Did you know that Ghanaian Kofi Afolabi A. Makinwa pioneered inventions in computers with over 50 patents mostly assigned to Phillips, while the Nigerian Samuel Ayodele Sangokoya has over 50 chemical processes patents assigned to Albamarle Corporation? Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success, is a groundbreaking book that highlights the inventions by people of Read more [...]

The Future of Taxis : Interview with Neil du Preez (of Mellowcabs )

‘I have always been interested in public transportation, and what it can mean for the individuals and the economy . ’ said  Neil du Preez,  Founder & Chief  Executive Officer of Mellowcabs, South Africa. Mellowcabs, an advertising and transportation company , based in cape town, is the brainchild behind the frantic revolution of the transportation Industry in South Read more [...]

Three Deaths Of An Idol

As this smoke from this burning house we call South Africa clouds my vision, I persevere on, armed with pen in hand as I pour all the weight of hurt from my heart with a sincere hope that sharing this pain will mitigate my country's sadness. At times I wonder why African knees are so weak that we can barely stand next to these idols without kneeling before them. Are we as a race Read more [...]

We have to Rely on our Brains Not Minerals. Interview with Panafricanist Femi Akomolafe

Femi Akomolafe is a computer engineer with a successful movie production studio in Accra. He is also a well known essayist and writer, passionate panafricanist, who recently published two books, which compile the best of his thoughts and articles published over the recents years about the struggle of the African people to free themselves from europeans violence. The two books Read more [...]

Brazil: How Propaganda and Violence Distort Democracy

If you think democracy is stronger than propaganda, then you'll have to think again. If you think the rule of majority is what makes democracy, then listen to the case of Brazil as below. The population of Brazil is made of a majority of Black and Metis (52%) and some other yellow and indigenous minorities (2 to 3%), but in the Brazilian parliament 90% of the elected members Read more [...]

You’ll Be Silent

If you are silent in face of what is going on in Gaza, for me it means ... You'll be silent if slavery was going on today! You'll be silent if the genocide of the indians was going on today! You'll be silent if colonization resumed today! You'll be silent if the holocaust was going on today! You'll be silent if the American dropped again the nuclear bomb! You'll be silent Read more [...]

Is the African Union for Africa?

The African Union (AU) is an intergovernmental organization of African countries with its headquarter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It was established in 2002 after its predecessor Organization of African Unity (OAU) was dissolved. It consists of 54 members African Nations except Morocco. The African Union predecessor OAU was formed in 1963 by 37 African Nations also at Addis Read more [...]

The Hippopotamus

I was born in a family where neither my father nor my mother could read or write. It happened that when I was 7 my parents go divorced, and I was left with my father who owned a small retail shop in the center of our village. My father wanted me to spend time with him, but like most traditonal fathers, he never knew what to tell me when we sat together except when he would spot Read more [...]