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I’M A GIRL, NOT A SLAVE; THE ENDLESS ROLES OF THE AFRICAN GIRL CHILD


Tuesday, February 19th, 2013  

I wake up in the morning and the first thought on my mind is the dishes left unwashed from last night’s dinner. Then I think of the fact

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that the pump where we fetch our water from is two streets away. I’ve walked that path so many times I could do it blind-folded. And I mustn’t forget that my youngest brother must go to school sporting a properly ironed uniform and with his homework completely, if not completely correctly, done. And then, ‘oh my goodness!’, I’d fallen asleep researching materials for my term paper which is due in two days. Great! These, more often than not, are the waking thoughts of the average African girl child, at least the one lucky enough to be in school.

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Kick Racism out of Football


Tuesday, January 15th, 2013  

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It was February 2006 and the stage was set. Estadio de la Romareda, Zaragoza, Spain was the place, and there promised to be a very interesting football match in a clash between Barcelona FC and Real Zaragoza. What began as a typical football match took a grim turn when the crowd greeted one of the most decorated black players, Cameroonian Samuel Eto’o, with ape-like sounds. They overlooked all his worth, chanted ‘monkey’, and tossed banana peels. In response, Eto’o began the first open protest against racism, when he attempted to leave the pitch. Although he was restrained by his teammates, I asked myself, who in their right mind would sensibly discriminate between Eto’o and Beckham, Ronaldo, Shevchenko, Rooney and Drogba, Figo and Henry, Radebe and Maradona, Beckenbauer and Pele?

In an interview with CNN, Eto’o said “I was leaving the field and if it wasn’t for Rijkard, my teammates and the referee, I would have done it. In that moment, you start to think whether there is something wrong with being black, you know?”

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Seven Questions …


Monday, April 9th, 2012  

Writer, Author of “the way of the Africans”, and Professor of African Regional Affairs, Edward Guillotine, talks on African youths, regional growth, African unity and leadership

Q:You lecture at the Foremost University on African Regional Affairs. What is the experience like?

A: Well, after finishing my doctorate in African Relations, and writing a couple of theses on and around the same topic, it follows very much that I should specialize in this area of life in my lectures. Lecturing my students on African Regional Affairs has been a joy, and I have helped open many future entrepreneurs to the dangers that exist in investing in a volatile Africa, as against stable American and European countries.

Q: Your last reply and many of your articles seem to tilt almost on the verge of racism. What will be your reply to the talk that you are racist?

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