16th Century Ivory Carved Art from the Kingdom of Benin Depicting Portugese Explorers and their Ships

16th Century Ivory Carved Art from the Kingdom of Benin Depicting Portugese Explorers and their Ships

  The beauty of African Art, here is a 16th century Ivory carved Salt cellar art from the Benin Kingdom in present day Nigeria. This carving represents the Portugese explorers who came to the region to trade commodities such as Ivory, Pepper and Palm Oil for European Guns. I am quite amazed by the intricate(…)

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American Military Bases in Africa – The Creation of a War Empire?

American Military Bases in Africa – The Creation of a War Empire?

Here is a mapped collection of USA military bases in Africa. For some reason, this makes me really uncomfortable. Why does the United States feel the need to prop up this many Military bases in Africa?   Are we seeing the creation of a military empire? Some of the drone strikes carried out by the(…)

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Rebellion is Good – The Maroon People

Rebellion is Good – The Maroon People

The word “Maroon” actually has its birthplace in Latin vocabulary and it primarily means run-away or Fugitive. Today Maroons are scattered all over the globe depending on the circumstances surrounding the escape from slavery by their ancestors.  There are Maroons in Jamaica, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, Suriname, Haiti, Puerto Rico e.t.c. These group of people were(…)

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African Culture Insight – Ethnic Toposa women

Ethnic Toposa women in goat skins, sleeping cloths, and rosaries in Namorupus village, southern Sudan (now South Sudan). (Photographer: George Steinmetz – ASA). Fun Fact: They have traditionally lived by herding cattle, sheep and goats, and in the past were involved in the ivory trade. They have a tradition of constant low-level warfare, usually cattle(…)

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Sub-Saharan African companies are increasingly losing out on deals meant for African Economies.

Sub-Saharan African companies are increasingly losing out on deals meant for African Economies.

I will try to make this as Informal and simple as possible without confusing those of us who did not study Economics. Here it goes: When a developing country like Ghana for example is awarded a Foreign Aid grant of something like $300 million to build infrastructures (Hospitals, Bridges etc) the idea is that a(…)

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Bloomberg Study: Nigeria is the most stressed out country in the World.

Bloomberg Study: Nigeria is the most stressed out country in the World.

    Am I surprised? …. No, not at all. When you have a country like Nigeria that is deeply immersed in corruption – there isn’t much that would surprise you about the country. Bloomberg worded it this way:  “Life is toughest in Nigeria, easiest in Norway“. They came to this conclusion after conducting a(…)

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