Madonna, Celebrity Charity and Corruption
Nwachukwu Egbunike | 26 Apr 2013
Madonna, who adopted two children from Malawi, may be on the short-leash of love with her adoptive African country, who now call into question the true motives behind her celebrity-aid efforts. All now mired in controversy...
Chinua Achebe (1930 - 2013) - against stereotypic depictions of Africans in literature
Nwachukwu Egbunike | 28 Mar 2013
Chínụ̀álụmọ̀gụ̀ Albert Àchèbé (1930-2013) was called back home on Friday March 22, 2013. Achebe was controversially quiet: a writer who told his story, not minding the consequences. Writer, novelist, poet, critic and professor was acclaimed the father of modern African literature. His book, Things Fall Apart published in 1958, holds a record of 11 million copies in sales and has been translated into about 50 languages.
Africa Rising: A Hopeful Continent
Nwachukwu Egbunike | 3 Mar 2013
The Economist seems to be learning some manners; they have finally labeled Africa a hopeful continent. This is pleasant surprise because only three years ago, they had written often the continent as a hopeless one.
Boko Haram Declares a Cease Fire: Really?
Nwachukwu Egbunike | 30 Jan 2013
Boko Haram recently announced a cease fire in its violent campaign in Nigeria. Since 2009, Boko Haram has created a fountain of blood, bullets and bombs, claiming over 1,000 deaths. Although the announcement may have momentarily doused tense nerves, it has not translated into a national jubilation. The reasons are legion.
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