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Since Colonial times, oil and connected international corporations have had a major influence over the nations of Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea. Following the discovery of oil in Nigeria in the 1950s by Shell-BP, a British oil company,  the British ...

Neo-colonialism Fuels Your Car

Since Colonial times, oil and connected international corporations have had a major influence over the nations of Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea. Following the discovery of oil in Nigeria in the 1950s by Shell-BP, a British oil company,  the British ...

In recent weeks, Omar Al-Bashir, the controversial president of Sudan, has been the subject of protests over economic stagnation and socio-economic imbalances. Despite the October 2017 removal of US sanctions, Sudanese officials attribute the lack of...

Without time: Chaos in Sudan

In recent weeks, Omar Al-Bashir, the controversial president of Sudan, has been the subject of protests over economic stagnation and socio-economic imbalances. Despite the October 2017 removal of US sanctions, Sudanese officials attribute the lack of...

Nigeria’s film industry, nicknamed Nollywood, is flourishing as both a source of economic prosperity and an outlet for cultural creative curiosity. As many Nollywood films have increased in quality and global circulation, they have achieved an incr...

Netflix meets Nollywood

Nigeria’s film industry, nicknamed Nollywood, is flourishing as both a source of economic prosperity and an outlet for cultural creative curiosity. As many Nollywood films have increased in quality and global circulation, they have achieved an incr...

This past January, Zimbabwe experienced another bout of political instability as rising fuel prices drove citizens to the streets to protest. Six months after the election of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the replacement after a military coup ousted ...

Zimbabwe’s New Weapon

This past January, Zimbabwe experienced another bout of political instability as rising fuel prices drove citizens to the streets to protest. Six months after the election of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the replacement after a military coup ousted ...

On May 29, 2018, Major Maxwell Mahama was jogging in the Ghanaian town of Denkyira-Obuasi when locals took notice of the gun he had in his pocket, assumed he was a thief, and issued a mob attack against him. The innocent army officer died after being...

Vigilante Injustice

On May 29, 2018, Major Maxwell Mahama was jogging in the Ghanaian town of Denkyira-Obuasi when locals took notice of the gun he had in his pocket, assumed he was a thief, and issued a mob attack against him. The innocent army officer died after being...

On December 26, 1945, France ratified the Bretton Woods agreement. With that act, the French created the “franc of the French Colonies of Africa.” The French Finance Minister at the time said of the franc, “In a show of her generosity and selfl...

Franc-ly, it is Time for Change

On December 26, 1945, France ratified the Bretton Woods agreement. With that act, the French created the “franc of the French Colonies of Africa.” The French Finance Minister at the time said of the franc, “In a show of her generosity and selfl...

In July 2018, Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a monumental peace treaty to reopen diplomatic relations, travel, and trade between the two nations. The end of nearly three decades of conflict was internationally heralded as a great success. As the countri...

Parasites of Peace

In July 2018, Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a monumental peace treaty to reopen diplomatic relations, travel, and trade between the two nations. The end of nearly three decades of conflict was internationally heralded as a great success. As the countri...