Every year the Karegeya family gather with family and friends to remember the life and loss of their patriarch, Patrick Karegeya. Patrick lived a complicated life of politics and security. In the end, he was away from his family for many years due to the dangerousness of his situation. Patrick’s wife, Leah Karegeya lives in the United States along with her three grown children who are all highly educated individuals and the living legacy of their father.Read More
BLANTYRE(AGV): Malawi police have arrested Rwandan businessman Vincent Murekezi who is accused of participating in the 1994 genocide in his home country. According to impeccable sources, Murekezi was arrested Thursday morning.Read More
LILONGWE: Barely a day after Malawi government through the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security cleared a Malawian of Rwandan origin Vincent Murekezi of having a no hand in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, authorities in Rwanda have declared that the man is indeed a genocide suspect hunted by the government. The Rwandan National Prosecutor, Fautsin Nkusi, confirmed to Malawi’s local radio station, Zodiak, that fugitive Murekezi’s passport particulars also match the date of birth listed for the convict they have been hunting for.Read More
Disaster, disease and disorder: for decades now our TVs and newspapers have been flled with the latest unfolding debacle in Africa. How many times have we watched grim-faced reporters broadcast live from equally grim, fy-infested refugee camps?
The trouble is that whilst there’s nothing made up about the horrors of Darfur, the reality is that they’re not happening everywhere in Africa, as Baffour Ankomah, editor of New African magazine points out: “British people could be forgiven for thinking that Africa is the sum of what they see on TV and in newspapers so that they think that all of Africa is suffering. But this isn’t true.”
I am troubled by how many men choose to be stubbornly stupid when it comes to the issue of rape. Why is it so hard to grasp that when a man violates a woman and her body, the man is to blame? Because he violated her; because no means no; because no matter what a woman is wearing or anything else a man views as “suggestive,” if a woman doesn’t want you, then you back the hell away from her. Why is this such a hard concept to grasp?Read More
That’s bein’ a man,” Socco said. “Pain in your heart and your dreams – that’s the test of a man. If you can live life day after day with men treatin’ you like a dog but you never bark or howl, cower or beg – if you can be a human being when they want you to be an animal – that’s got man all ovah it.” From Walter Mosley’s The Right Mistake.
My spirit has been bruised, my soul has been weary, listening to the backlash against women in a country with so high a literacy rate as Kenya. We have goons in parliament sucking this country dry and leaving our economy too weak to create employment, stirring up hatred just so that they can get into power, flooding our country with drugs and destroying our young men and women, but in the midst of all that, some Kenyans will still say that the problem facing young men is women activists for the girl child. And no matter how much I point out how absurd that statement is, people still focus on the activists. They say that there’s no one to mentor the boys, but if you ask them whether the women activists should mentor the boys, you are met with silence.Read More
With the passing of Alexander Cockburn, journalist extraordinaire, Africa has lost a friend, a really good friend.
In decades past Alex was all to often a voice in the wilderness, especially in the pre-internet western media, in helping expose the crimes committed by the USA and its western vassals in Africa. In 1992 Alex was about the only journalist with a voice in the media who exposed what was one of the first of the western crimes under the guise of “humanitarian intervention”, in Somalia.Read More
Michael Chilufya Sata (born 1937) is a Zambian politician who has been the fifth President of Zambia since 23 September 2011. He leads the Patriotic Front (PF), a major political party in Zambia. Under President Frederick Chiluba, Sata was a minister during the 1990s as part of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) government; he went into opposition in 2001, forming the PF. As an opposition leader, Sata—popularly known as “King Cobra”—emerged as the leading opposition presidential contender and rival to President Levy Mwanawasa in the 2006 presidential election, but was defeated. Following Mwanawasa’s death, Sata ran again and lost to President Rupiah Banda in 2008.Read More
While NATO and the rebels were pummelling Libya and capturing Tripoli, on the 26th August 2011, President Thabo Mbeki addressed the SRC and SASCO of the University of Stellenbosch (US) to explain his take on the “historic events” in North Africa. [By the way, the former president’s security was over the top. Accompanied by some 15 body guards, they made parts of the campus virtually inaccessible].Read More
Toronto, Ontario, August 18, 2011 — Today, the federal government expanded its “Wanted by the CBSA” list to include individuals who have failed to comply with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and have criminal convictions in Canada. The announcement was made in Toronto by the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety, Candice Hoeppner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, Chris Alexander and Luc Portelance, President of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).Read More