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Professor Ali Mazrui: Sunset for a giant

I didn’t agree with the late Professor Ali Mazrui on a number of things, but his contribution to African thought and intellectual passion were undeniable, reflects …

Remembering Africa’s World War I dead

Nine hundred and forty (940) African soldiers died at Camp Courneau during World War I. Santorri Chamley went to La Teste-de-Buch in France to find …

Mandela’s place in history

Madiba died a year ago. How should his remarkable life be understood? Onyekachi Wambu looks back at events that shook African history from Alexander’s conquest …