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Who Or What Is An African

AFRICANGLOBE - At face value, the answer to this question seems obvious. Surely, everyone knows who the African is, it would seem. But the answer becomes less obvious once other probing qualifiers are added to the question. Are White South Africans really Africans? Are Moroccans, Egyptians and other Arab Africans as much Africans as say, Nigerians or Ghanaians?

Boko Haram And The Crippling Of Islam In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - In the 1980s, there was much talk in Nigeria about the "Kaduna Mafia", a mythical and not-so-secretive organisation said to be made up of influential northern Nigerian intellectuals, civil servants and businessmen, intent on the advancement of the interests of northern Nigerians.

Special Message To The African Youth On African Union Day

AFRICANGLOBE - Fellow Africans, today as we celebrate 50 years of the Organisation of African Unity (now called the African Union), l have a special message for the African youth. To the youth I say first of all, be proud of your African heritage and cherish your African identity.

What Kind of African Doesn’t Speak Any African Languages?

AFRICANGLOBE - Last year, I attended a conference that brought together African thought leaders. In a session about African identity, we explored the question of whether one could claim to be African without being fluent in any African languages. A passionate, and near disruptive debate ensued almost instantly.

I Weep For Africa: The Cry of a Worried African Youth

AFRICANGLOBE - Africa is a lovely continent and the ordinary African is indeed one such nice person to discover. Africa is a continent of...

Some Blacks Still Reject Their African Identity

The labels used to describe Americans of African descent mark the movement of a people from the slave house to the White House. Today,...