The Long Road from Valleta: Why British-Africans voted to Leave the EU

From the beginning of the referendum campaign, it has been my contention that the campaign failed to address the concerns of citizens of the Commonwealth and those of African descent living in the UK. The BBC estimates that there were approximately 1 million Commonwealth citizens eligible to vote in referendum. This number does not include people with Commonwealth or African heritage who hold British citizenship. This was quite a considerable section of the electorate whose concerns were ignored or presumed. Continue reading “The Long Road from Valleta: Why British-Africans voted to Leave the EU”

Stanley and Livingstone at Ujiji

Leading an expedition of approximately 200 men, Henry Morton Stanley headed into the interior of Africa from its  eastern shore on March 21, 1871. After nearly eight months he found David Livingstone in Ujiji, a small village on the shore of Lake Tanganyika on November 10, 1871. According to H. Stanley ‘I did not know how he would receive me; so I did what cowardice and false pride suggested was the best thing, – walked deliberately to him, took off my hat, and said, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”‘ Continue reading “Stanley and Livingstone at Ujiji”

Terrify No More

(I have been writing parts of this since 2001. The level of violence and incitement to violence has finally pushed me to publish this.)

President Muhammadu Buhari has proved to be a passable President for Nigeria. There are some things he has not done too badly. At the 2015 elections we had to make a choice between the devil and the other devil. There are of course, situations in which Mr President could have performed better. But remember that after the elections in 2011, Buhari reacted badly, when Pro-Buhari protesters took to the streets to express their displeasure, Buhari remained silent. Remember that. Continue reading “Terrify No More”

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