Monthly Archives: March 2012

Looking for Transwonderland

A new travel book by Noo Saro-Wiwa

“Noo Saro-Wiwa was brought up in England, but every summer she was dragged back to Nigeria – a country she viewed as an annoying parallel universe where she had to relinquish all her creature comforts and sense of individuality. After her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, was killed there, she didn’t return for several years. Recently, she decided to come to terms with the country her father loved and take a journey around Nigeria… Continue reading

Thank you all for being involved

We, at Organising for Africa, would like to thank you all who are circulating to all your contacts the petition calling for a ban of Invisible Children from operating in Africa. Continue reading

Stop prostituting yourselves to the West.

[Message from former President Lula to his African counterparts]

Former Brazilian President Lula humiliated African presidents at the last African Union Summit [held in Equatorial Guinea in July 2011]

Lula - former president of Brazil

Lula – former president of Brazil

Following the example of Latin America, Africa should decide to take its true independence from Western hands. The African continent which is rich in mineral resources and fertile land, would in fact have all the potential to become the first world economic power, but she is still oppressed under the colonial wrap of economic powers of the planet. This is the analysis of former Brazilian president Lula da Silva, who was [July 2011] in Equatorial Guinea for the meeting of African heads of states. Continue reading

Soldiers topple Mali democratic institutions

I am currently reading Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, a book which highlights the political genius of Abraham Lincoln, US president during the American Civil War of 1860/64. Continue reading

Adam Branch on Kony 2012

Adam Branch is senior research fellow at the Makerere Institute of Social Research, Uganda, and assistant professor of political science at San Diego State University, USA. He is the author of Displacing Human Rights: War and Intervention in Northern Uganda.

“…Invisible Children’s campaign is a symptom, not a cause. It is an excuse that the US government has gladly adopted in order to help justify the expansion of their military presence in central Africa. Invisible Children are “useful idiots”, being used by those in the US government who seek to militarise Africa, to send more and more weapons and military aid, and to bolster the power of states who are US allies.”

Dangerous ignorance: The hysteria of Kony 2012 is an excellent article on AlJazeera site that needs reading.