Moving From Open Door to ‘Growth with Development’

During President William Tubman’s Open Door Policy, Liberia was averaging double-digit growth rates. Being open for business, however, did not mean growth was open to all. In the 1960s, it was claimed that we had ‘growth without development’–economic activities from…

The Week on Sunday (weekly)

Pambazuka – Between 1904 and 1908 imperial Germany waged an atrocious and inhumane war of extermination against the Herero, Nama, Damara and San peoples in its former colony ‘German South West Africa’, now the Republic of Namibia. According to the…

The Problem With Small Miracles

So, I was one of the cyberspace moralists that put in word for Okeoghene Ighiwoto, the now famous Nigerian patient who has been ‘saved’. How might one begin thinking of this matter in a post-salvation mode, now that we feel…

Telling Uneasy Stories: El Negro of Banyoles #4

Telling Uneasy Stories: El Negro of Banyoles #4

I continue my weekly series here on Black Looks about El Negro of Banyoles, the Southern African man who was stuffed like a human trophy and exhibited in Europe from 1830 to 2000 to amuse Europeans. Last week I received…

Virality is a Cause

[For an insightful background into #SaveOke, see the images of Okeoghene Ighiwoto on Linda Ikeji’s blog,read Temitayo Olofinlua’s piece, and read Oke’s story] Jason Russell and his cohorts have shown us how ‘viral’ suggests infiniteness, a geometric progression, an x….

The Week on Sunday (weekly)

http://ccrjustice.org/LGBTUganda/#timeline Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Lively was filed under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), which allows for foreign victims of human rights abuses to seek civil remedies in U.S. courts. tags: uganda+homosexuality SMUG Homophobic Digital Activism | iRevolution The pace…

Telling Uneasy Stories: El Negro of Banyoles #3

Telling Uneasy Stories: El Negro of Banyoles #3

  We start this weekend with a continuation of our discussion about El Negro. Since El Negro’s display was of a dead body I will at this juncture expand the notion of hybridity we spoke about last week. I think…

The Week on Sunday (weekly)

Boko Haram — more complicated than you think — By Richard Dowden | African Arguments Highlight tags: BokoHaram Nigeria The Haitian Blogger: UN Impunity in Haiti: Cholera Outbreak IS Criminal Negligence What this report fails to show is what “‘century”…