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Improbable Progress, Impossible Politics – The Necessity of Media Accountability in Enforcing Government Accountability

Indignation on social media often appears as performed political piety, running high on the smoke of misinformation. Recently, Jumoke Balogun instructed us to direct our indignant attentions to Abuja and not CNN. Nuance appreciated, such a critique fails to see the connectivity between an accountable and engaged media and progress for even the most immovable […]

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Direct Your Indignation At Abuja, Not CNN

Yes, you are right. The Western media is not paying attention to the tragedy in Nigeria where 2,000 people were slaughtered by Boko Haram. On the front page of the New York Times on Tuesday morning were two stories on the tragedy in Paris, the Washington Post followed with a story as well, and USAToday […]

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#compareidées: Africans, Anonymous

We don’t know her name. We know she was from Guinea, lost her mother and father to the Ebola virus, and was taken by her grandmother to Mali in a desperate (many will say “selfish” and “irresponsible”) attempt to get medical help. She was only 2 years old. I will mourn her. She, and all the […]

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Xenophobia Is The Disease You Should Be Afraid Of, Not Ebola

Last week, a family friend left his home in Kansas City, Missouri en route to Lagos, Nigeria to fulfil a promise made to his dying father who wanted all of his children together for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. As honorable as I thought the gesture, and although I completely understood that his chance […]

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We celebrated every festival. We even sometimes chose to fast during Ramadan @DeleMomodu #Religioninthepast

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Over fifty years ago, the architects of African independence – Nkrumah, Nyerere, Lumumba, and others, met in Accra, Tunis, and Cairo to discuss the way forward for the continent. Now, more than five decades on, this is our “All-African Peoples Conference”. This is the forum on which we meet to launch our collective vision for Africa, and where open and honest discussion can take place.

We encourage you to take another look at the continent and reconsider the paradigms through which you view and study Africa.

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media

Improbable Progress, Impossible Politics – The Necessity of Media Accountability in Enforcing Government Accountability

Indignation on social media often appears as performed political piety, running high on the smoke of misinformation. Recently, Jumoke Balogun instructed us to direct our indignant attentions to Abuja and not CNN. Nuance appreciated, such a critique fails to see the connectivity between an accountable and engaged media and progress for even the most immovable […]

alone

Direct Your Indignation At Abuja, Not CNN

Yes, you are right. The Western media is not paying attention to the tragedy in Nigeria where 2,000 people were slaughtered by Boko Haram. On the front page of the New York Times on Tuesday morning were two stories on the tragedy in Paris, the Washington Post followed with a story as well, and USAToday […]

girl

#compareidées: Africans, Anonymous

We don’t know her name. We know she was from Guinea, lost her mother and father to the Ebola virus, and was taken by her grandmother to Mali in a desperate (many will say “selfish” and “irresponsible”) attempt to get medical help. She was only 2 years old. I will mourn her. She, and all the […]

Alarmist

Xenophobia Is The Disease You Should Be Afraid Of, Not Ebola

Last week, a family friend left his home in Kansas City, Missouri en route to Lagos, Nigeria to fulfil a promise made to his dying father who wanted all of his children together for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. As honorable as I thought the gesture, and although I completely understood that his chance […]