Chadwick Boseman: Remember the King

Sep 08, 2020

Speaking at the funeral of Malcolm X, on February 27, 1965, Ossie Davis, an American actor and civil rights activist, said: “Consigning these mortal remains to earth, the common mother of all, secure in the knowledge that what we place in the ground is no more now a man — but a seed — which,...

The Bigger Problem within Oxfam’s Sex Scandal

Feb 21, 2018

Who is monitoring the charities that the public perceives as moral leaders? Oxfam, one of the UK’s largest and best known charities, is currently entangled in a scandal following revelations that senior staff members engaged in sexual misconduct during the 2010 Haiti earthquake recovery effort...

We Are the Gods of Plenty

Feb 15, 2018

The latest sex scandal involving one of the world's leading charities, Oxfam, demonstrates the systemic inequality of international aid. With the UK’s Charity Commission launching a statutory inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse — potentially involving minors — by Oxfam’s senior...

Chad Is Caught in the Crosshairs of Western Politics

Oct 05, 2017

There seems to be no good reason to justify Chad's inclusion in the Trump administration's new travel ban. Chad is the latest victim of Western politics that threatens to weaken the already vulnerable African state at the expense of its people. Both the United States and the European Union are...

Africa This Month: ICC Gets New Lease of Life

Feb 28, 2017

In the face of neglected crises, the ICC’s resurgence is a welcome boost to the fight against impunity. Not unlike any other part of the world, Africa has not always had positive experiences with outsiders. The slave trade and colonization left an indelible scar. The ghost of King Leopold II...