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Chris Hani: A Tribute

We must reflect on the work we need to do to liberate all our people from all forms of oppression an...

3rd May 2017
Ababu Namwamba: Has He Lost the Political Fire?

It remains to be seen whether Hon. Ababu Namwamba is worthy the mettle that many Kenyans thought he...

5th June 2016
President Uhuru Kenyatta Can Redeem His Legacy

President Uhuru Kenyatta scores highly as an affable person who mingles freely with the lowly in soc...

5th June 2016
Celebrating African Luminaries

Dr. Diop's books have not been prescribed for reading in our schools and universities

12th April 2016
Transition: Celebrating the Life of Mzee Peter Shi...

The African Executive wishes the family, relatives and friends of Mr Peter Shikuku (1926-2016) solac...

24th May 2016
Chinua Achebe: A Tribute

His death marked the end of an era of literary renaissance that swept Africa from 1958

29th March 2013
Jose Protasio Rizal and Jomo Kenyatta Legacies Com...

While Dr. Rizal still remains a darling of artists, thespians and literature enthusiasts, Kenyatta i...

8th July 2011
Wole Soyinka: Africa's Resilience Icon

Some people proffer the opinion that had they known what life overseas had in stock for them, they w...

25th July 2011
In Praise of the Late Luphi Mushayakarara

If you sought rational thinking, provocative analysis and objective criticism tinged with courageous...

22nd December 2010
Music Icon Kidum Now Ambassador of Hope

Kidum, whose penchant for peace and stability isn’t eccentric, will again, be setting his foot in a...

10th February 2009
Prof Miriam K. Were Feted

President Nicholas Sarkozy recently conferred upon Prof. Were the title of Knight in the National Or...

18th December 2008
Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch: First Kenyan Judge at T...

Kenya’s Appellate Judge Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch has been appointed as a judge to the International...

27th January 2009
History of Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, which means "New Flower" in Amharic, is an intriguingly indigenous African city. Its fo...

18th July 2006
History of Kampala

Kampala grew up around a port constructed by Frederick Lugard in 1890 for the British East Africa Co...

30th May 2006
History of Mauritius

The various population movements of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries have made Mauritius a un...

9th May 2006
History of Kinshasa

Kinshasa is Congo's largest city and it is an administrative, communication, and commercial center....

4th July 2006
History of Algiers

Founded in 1200 BC by Phoenicians, Algiers was first a trading post called "Icosium". In myths, Icos...

1st August 2006
History of Benin

Benin is a West African nation on the Gulf of Guinea, between Togo on the west and Nigeria on the ea...

4th April 2006
History of Cairo

Today, Cairo is Africa's most populous city and the Arab world's cultural centre. Since the 19th cen...

11th July 2006
History of Guinea Bissau

A neighbor of Senegal and Guinea in West Africa, on the Atlantic coast, Guinea-Bissau is about half...

16th May 2006
History of Pretoria

Pretoria is a city located in the northern part of Gauteng Province, South Africa. Although largely...

13th June 2006
History of Kigali

Kigali is the capital and largest city of Rwanda. It is situated in the centre of the nation, and ha...

27th June 2006
History of Mombasa

Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya. Located on Kenya's Eastern coastline bordering the Indi...

8th August 2006
History of Dakar

Dakar is a major industrial centre, with industries including mineral-oil and groundnut-oil refining...

20th June 2006
History of São Tomé and Príncipe

The islands of Sao Tome and Principe are situated in the equatorial Atlantic about 300 and 250 kilom...

25th April 2006
History of Morocco

Morocco is situated on the extreme northwestern corner of Africa and is bordered by Mauritania and A...

28th March 2006
History of Equatorial Guinea

Throughout the period of Spanish rule most of the mainland region remained unexplored, with the Span...

11th April 2006
History of Lagos

Lagos was the capital of Nigeria from 1914 – 1976 and lost its status to Abuja on December 12, 1991....

6th June 2006
History of Seychelles

Seychelles lies in the western part of the Indian Ocean, north of Madagascar and 1,593km (995 miles)...

14th March 2006
History of Gaborone

The vibrant and colourful city lies in the flat valley between Kgale and Oodi hills, on the Notwane...

23rd May 2006
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