Monthly Archives: October 2009

DISTORTION OF AFRICAN HISTORY

Africa's glorious past has been downplayed by the West and they are choosing heroes for us. We must bequeath to the youth, knowledge about Africa's past. There are those who are fond of saying that we must not dwell on

THE DRIVERS OF BRAIN DRAIN

Many developing and underdeveloped countries are suffering from the brain drain phenomenon. African countries in particular are loosing people with technical qualifications and experience that have been acquired through enormous public funds. It is worth noting that macroeconomic factors and

FIRST AFRICAN UNDER-20 WORLD CUP VICTORY THROUGH PAN AFRICAN LENS

History was finally conceived in the barren chapters of the Africa FIFA Under-20 World Cup Championship in Egypt when the Black Satellites of Africa lifted the World Cup Trophy for the first time in the full glare of the 68,000

TARGETING AFRICAN LEADERS AND THEIR MOVEMENTS

There is an interesting book published in 1992 titled The Judas Factor: The Plot to Kill Malcolm X by Karl Evanzz. This book is not only about the assassination of Malcolm X but it also discusses the assassinations of Patrice

REFLECTIONS OF FIDEL – A NOBEL PRIZE FOR EVO!

If Obama was awarded the Prize for winning the elections in a racist society despite being African-American, then Evo Morales (president of Bolivia) deserves it for winning in his country despite being an indigenous man, and moreover for keeping his

THE SUPREME IRONY OF NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

Irony - a figure of speech in which the literal meaning is the opposite of the intended meaning; used in ridicule, contempt or humor. Liter - technique often used in writing satire; a method of expression in which the author

CENSORSHIP CONTINUES AT SABC

The question is, should the public broadcaster do what private radio stations like Radio 702 does? Radio 702 did exactly that to me several times. One time I wanted to challenge Hope Papo of the ANC who during a talk

WHO TOPPLED NKRUMAH? – Documents Expose U.S. Role in Nkrumah Overthrow

Declassified National Security Council (NSC) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents provide compelling, new evidence of United States government involvement in the 1966 overthrow of Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah. The coup d'etat, organized by dissident army officers, toppled the Nkrumah government

DRUKEN DRIVING GRANDSON OF MANDELA LET OFF THE HOOK

The Sunday World reported that Nelson Mandela's grandson had a case of drunken driving against him withdrawn because a certain police captain failed twice to bring the docket to court. According to the newspaper reports this young man's alcohol content

WORKPLACE SKILLS SHORTAGE FALLACY IS DESTRUCTIVE TO HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

The skills shortage that is loudly pronounced in the so called developing nations is nothing but a fallacy. This perception of skills shortage is skilfully designed to cheat workers of their true labour's worth and so is the abused concept