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Author: Charles Makakala

Patrice Lumumba: The Rise of an African Hero

What happened in Congo cannot and should not be relegated to the past. The cold-blooded nature with which the Belgians went about their business in Congo needs to be openly confronted today.

Aid or No Aid- Africa’s Dilemma

Africa cannot continue to externalise the sources of its failure. That is the thin end of the wedge, the end of the world as we know it.

Seretse Khama: Africa’s Unsung Hero

People say – show me your heroes and I will show you your future. When the Magufulis and the Mugabes of Africa are hailed as heroes and the Khamas are obscure, you know that you are in for a truly rough ride.

Expulsion at 50: Lessons from Uganda

For Africans to see Indians – or other non-native communities – as compatriots, they have to position themselves differently. There is a need for increasing cultural, social, business, and if possible religious intercourses.