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by AfriCan
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Religion, Spirituality, Philosophy & Meditation
Topic: Was Mahatma Gandhi A Racist?
Replies: 0
Views: 703

Was Mahatma Gandhi A Racist?

Following the University of Ghana's decision to remove a statue of Indian freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi, debate over his true legacy has been rekindled with a vengeance. Gandhi is admired the world over for preaching non-violent resistance to oppression. Through his methods, India managed to gain i...
by AfriCan
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: World
Topic: In The Huawei Case, Canada Is Caught Between A Rock And A Hard Place
Replies: 0
Views: 944

In The Huawei Case, Canada Is Caught Between A Rock And A Hard Place

The recent announcement that China had arrested a second Canadian signaled a worrying escalation in tensions between the two countries. It all started on 1st Dec 2018 when Canadian authorities, allegedly fulfilling a US extradition request, arrested Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. At the time of her arrest...
by AfriCan
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Religion, Spirituality, Philosophy & Meditation
Topic: The Actual Meaning Of Franco's Kimpa Kisangameni
Replies: 0
Views: 659

The Actual Meaning Of Franco's Kimpa Kisangameni

Have you ever listened to a catchy song and wished you understood the language? Franco Luambo Makiadi was one of, if not the greatest, African musicians of the 20th century. His music had people all over the continent hitting dance floors. His band TP Ok Jazz produced countless hits that people stil...
by AfriCan
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Mark Zuckerberg: Visionary Leader or Ruthless Dictator?
Replies: 0
Views: 626

Mark Zuckerberg: Visionary Leader or Ruthless Dictator?

Social media giant Facebook has been stumbling from one corporate crisis to another. One of the biggest blunders by the company was the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which third party apps were used to collect user data and use it to influence the US election in Donald Trump's favor. In July this ...
by AfriCan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Documentaries
Topic: The Betrayal of Kenya's Athletes
Replies: 0
Views: 612

The Betrayal of Kenya's Athletes

If you ask ask any random person in any part of the world whether they know Kenya and what they know it for, the answers will most likely be: -the home of Masaai morans -Barrack Obama's homeland - the country that produces world conquering athletics champions Kenya has dominated athletics so much to...
by AfriCan
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Religion, Spirituality, Philosophy & Meditation
Topic: What If?
Replies: 0
Views: 660

What If?

I once watched this animated movie Horton Hears A Who! , based on one of Dr. Seuss’ books by the same title. If you’re familiar with his books, you’ll know that he writes children’s books but which have a deeper meaning to adults. In this particular film, Horton the elephant hears a sound coming fro...
by AfriCan
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Should Africans Take Their Share Of Responsibility For Colonialism, Slavery?
Replies: 0
Views: 857

Should Africans Take Their Share Of Responsibility For Colonialism, Slavery?

When we hear or read about slavery and colonialism, Africans are always painted as victims. During slavery, thousands, even millions, were forcibly taken from their homes and crammed in ships to be sold in faraway lands, where they would be forced to work the rest of their lives under extremely hars...
by AfriCan
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Religion, Spirituality, Philosophy & Meditation
Topic: Televangelists: Apostles of God or Conmen?
Replies: 0
Views: 662

Televangelists: Apostles of God or Conmen?

The proliferation of TV stations and internet connection has made it easier for information to spread. While this is generally a good thing, it has also increased the threat posed by disinformation. While some autocratic countries limit the number of outlets their citizens can receive news from, oth...
by AfriCan
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ANC's Land Expropriation Dilemma
Replies: 0
Views: 933

ANC's Land Expropriation Dilemma

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that his government would implement land reforms caught some by surprise. It seemed to be a capitulation to Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party. The EFF has for long called for forceful seizures of white owned farms, a position...
by AfriCan
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Religion, Spirituality, Philosophy & Meditation
Topic: Pining For Those Simple Days
Replies: 0
Views: 885

Pining For Those Simple Days

Am I the only one who seems to be unable to keep up with the fast changing trends of the world we currently live in? Everything seems to be happening at lightning speed these days. I remember a time when things were simpler, and more predictable. I know, predictable can be boring, but to some it rep...
by AfriCan
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Religion, Spirituality, Philosophy & Meditation
Topic: Seeking Solitude In An Increasingly Extroverted World
Replies: 0
Views: 604

Seeking Solitude In An Increasingly Extroverted World

The rise in internet connection has brought with it an interconnected world. Thanks to it, the world can truly be described as a global village. Everything is instant, from breaking news to video conferences to financial transactions. Social media has encouraged the sharing of personal information o...
by AfriCan
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: The Downside Of E-commerce
Replies: 0
Views: 743

The Downside Of E-commerce

When we read or hear about e-commerce, we mostly hear the good stuff. How you can buy goods with one click for example, or how the same goods will be delivered within 24 hours. The biggest selling point is convenience, how you can get whatever you need without ever leaving your house. But there's mo...
by AfriCan
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Habyarimana's Plane Was Most Likely Shot Down By Hutu Extremists In His Own Government
Replies: 0
Views: 684

Habyarimana's Plane Was Most Likely Shot Down By Hutu Extremists In His Own Government

For years, Kagame's Rwanda Patriotic Front and the Hutu Interahamwe have accused each other of shooting down the plane that carried Rwanda's President Juvenal Habyarimana and Burundi's Cyprien Ntaryamira. This act directly led to the killing of hundreds of thousands of people in both Rwanda and Buru...
by AfriCan
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Documentaries
Topic: Remembering Mohamed 'Mo' Amin
Replies: 0
Views: 647

Remembering Mohamed 'Mo' Amin

Mohamed Amin was a Kenyan photojournalist, best known for shooting the photos and videos that documented the Ethiopian famine. This exposure, apart from making him world famous, prompted the world to respond to the plight of famine stricken Ethiopians, leading to the Live Aid concerts that brought w...
by AfriCan
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines To Resume Flights To Eritrea "Soon"
Replies: 0
Views: 661

Ethiopian Airlines To Resume Flights To Eritrea "Soon"

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has announced that the country's national carrier is planning to resume flights to Eritrea, after a two decade hiatus. This comes after he hosted a delegation of high ranking Eritrean government officials, with the aim of ending the dispute that has divided the t...
by AfriCan
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Djibouti’s squandered independence
Replies: 0
Views: 746

Djibouti’s squandered independence

(Article lifted from mg.co.za) June 27 marks 41 years of independence for my country, Djibouti. So, 41 years of freedom, respect for human dignity and development for the Djiboutian people? This is a relevant question today. The fight for independence from colonial rule was ostensibly fought to secu...
by AfriCan
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Documentaries
Topic: Benin Empire History
Replies: 0
Views: 643

Benin Empire History

Modern Benin is a small country neighbouring Nigeria, but the one being referred to in this video is a powerful African kingdom that used to be based in Benin City, Edo state, Nigeria. The kingdom is nowadays most famous for its bronze statues that were plundered by British colonialists. By the 1400...
by AfriCan
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Documentaries
Topic: The rich, the poor and the trash
Replies: 0
Views: 693

The rich, the poor and the trash

This documentary visits a landfill in Nairobi, Kenya to show how trash represents inequality in society. It also interviews a man who collects cans from garbage in New York to document the same. The documentary shows a similarity in the inequality that is prevalent in both Kenya ans the USA, despite...
by AfriCan
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: World
Topic: Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Commits Suicide
Replies: 0
Views: 637

Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Commits Suicide

Celebrity American chef, author and TV personality Anthony Michael Bourdain has reportedly committed suicide. The global news channel CNN has reported that he took his own life while on location in Strasbourg, France. He was host of the CNN program Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. In the program, he...
by AfriCan
Mon May 28, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Mohamed Salah Hopes To Be Healed By Start Of World Cup
Replies: 0
Views: 678

Mohamed Salah Hopes To Be Healed By Start Of World Cup

Egyptian and Liverpool superstar Mo Salah, who was knocked out of the Champions League final after grappling with Sergio Ramos, has announced that he is going to Spain to seek treatment for his injured shoulder. He had played in the final for only 30 minutes when the clash with Real Madrid's Ramos s...