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Whilst some will argue that the average African has lost their identity and with it their voice, there remains if a small, but growing movement that has kept the African identity sacrosanct and doing all in their power to restore Africa’s dignity and perhaps in other words amplify it.

This section of the portal will chronicle and organise these thoughts and actions.

In the 1960s, a colonial officer leaving a particular country in Africa described it as a “useless piece of territory.” (1, Page 26). And for good reason. At the time of independence, this territory was one of the poorest...
The demand for plant-based meat substitutes continues to grow globally as meat, an important nutrient source particularly protein, has become a major driver of global environmental change in terms of human health, greenhouse gas emissions, land and water use,...
First appeared here on 26 Sept., 2014: https://kujenga-amani.ssrc.org/2014/09/26/ushahidi-crowdsourcing-platform-a-people-centered-approach-to-conflict-transformation-in-kenya/ New media technologies have opened avenues for the African people to participate more directly, and more strategically, in public affairs. A closed door of morbid silence has suddenly been flung wide open,...
Social Entrepreneur, who has been wworking for some time to solve the youth employment problem in Nigeria, honoured.
Toyin Ajao Introduction The breaking news at the crack of dawn on Friday, January 18, 2019 had it that Zimbabwe had followed in the DRC’s footsteps of pulling the Internet plug completely, as opposed to the partial access given two...
The initiation season will soon be upon us. And it is hoped that the death of young men that have wrongly come to symbolise this cultural practise, which should normally be a celebration of life and the passage rite of...
I first published this article in 28 May 2014 in Sahara Reporters. I am however concerned that some of the issues I raised then are still valid today and as such, I have elected to republish here. The Recent Development...
On Audu Ogbe’s Pizza Speech That speech was not a speech about Pizza. It was a full speech with a lot of interesting and mind-blowing statistics. I made a joke about the pizza comment but I know deep down that whilst...
I first published this story in 2016 at the peak of the #FeesMustFall campaign by South Africans. I believe the issues are still valid today, thus y decision to republish here. To see the original post, please click this...
I have been left in a lurch all weekend, with no official or parallel consolidated view of the election results from the Nigerian general elections held this past Saturday. Given all the sophistication of the people of Nigeria, it is...