African artists tackle pressing issues in Ici L’Afrique

by Elizabeth Stephens Ici L’Afrique, or Here is Africa, is an exposition currently taking place in Geneva, Switzerland. The exhibit features 24 African artists from 17 different countries showcasing over 70 works that answer essential questions about Africa, and tackle contemporary challenges facing the continent. Some of these questions include: the history of slavery, immigration,…

African Diaspora: A Return to Nigeria

An essay by Enuma Okoro When I was 7 years old my father bought me a Bag of Laughs. It was the early 1980s and, as with most every school morning in Lagos, Nigeria, we were stuck in traffic. My father was at the wheel, listening to Bob Marley on the eight-track. I sat in…

African Business: Africa is Untapped

by Efeturi P. Odele Africa is the world’s second-largest continent in landmass and also the second most populous continent with about 1.033 billion people. Presently, the economy of most African countries are growing faster than the economies of most developed countries because most developed countries are near their economic zenith (convergence in economics). Reasons for…

Nigerian Government meets key objectives in attracting private investment in power sector

PRESS RELEASE — Issued on behalf of the Niger Delta Power Holdings Company Over 100 Expressions of Interest received for Sale of Power Plants London 31st July 2013 International investors have responded with enthusiasm to the Nigerian Government’s attempts to attract private investment into its power industry with over 100 bidders submitting Expressions of Interest…

Shell Oil Caught Pants Down in Ogoni Oil Field

The Ogoni students in Diaspora are dismayed at Shell Oil Company’s clandestine and nonchalant activities in Ogoniland under police surveillance at Ebubu and Yorla oilfields. We made stunning discoveries that collaborates an article by a reputable weekly national tabloid, National Network (Vol.10 No. 8 Feb, 27- March 05th, 2013) entitled, “Shell’s secret return to Ogoni:…

In memoriam across the globe: Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe (pron.: /ˈtʃɪnwɑː əˈtʃɛbeɪ/, born Albert Chinualumogu Achebe, 16 November 1930 – 21 March 2013) was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. He was best known for his first novel and magnum opus, Things Fall Apart (1958), which is the most widely read book in modern African literature. […]     (Wikipedia, Chinua Achebe, as of Mar. 23, 2013.) Tributes from the blogger scene (random selection)

“Why Are We Surprised?” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about the geography of mind

The following is a repost from bookslive.co.za/blog Video: “Why Are We Surprised?” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Keynote Speech at the Nordic Africa Institute by Luso on Oct 24th, 2012 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the acclaimed Nigerian author of Purple Hibiscus, The Thing Around Your Neck and the Orange Prize-winning Half of a Yellow Sun, recently gave the keynote speech at the Nordic Africa…