Just Saying; Heritage Day

Heritage Day is an annual public holiday in South Africa on September 24. The “rainbow nation” - South Africa - has had a bloody history, but its cultural heritage and traditions date back far further.  Heritage Day is a celebration not…

Iindidi zamasiko esinawo kwaXhosa

Ngu; Zodwa Gcingca-Ndolo Iindidi zamasiko esinawo apha kwaXhosa zingangale ngca ilapha phandle kangangobuninzi bawo. Kodwa uya kuqaphela ukuba abanikazi bawo abanye babo abenzi nalinye kuwo. Kaloku ingxaki esinayo thina maXhosa yile yokuba…

ISIS America’s 'New' Terror Brand

By James F. Tracy In the wake of World War I, erstwhile propagandist and political scientist Harold Lasswell famously defined propaganda as “the management of collective attitudes” and the “control over opinion” through “the manipulation of…

UK terror level raised to 'severe'

August 29,2014, United Kingdom government raised its terror threat level from "substantial" to "severe" - the fourth of five levels in response to events in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS militants have seized a large swath of territory. Home…

U.S. AFRICA LEADERS SUMMIT 2014

August 4 – 6, 2014, Washington DC, President Obama welcomed leaders from across the African continent to the nation’s capital for a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The theme of the Summit was "Investing in the Next Generation."…

Libya; Government resigns for new cabinet

Libya's prime minister and his cabinet have resigned to make way for a new government based on parliamentary elections held in June. Thinni was appointed in March, but faced opposition and a government teetering on collapse for much of his…

Africa; America in Competition with China?

By Abayomi Azikiwe The White House attempts to buy goodwill on the continent amid escalation in militarism A much-anticipated summit at the State Department and White House was held during August 4-8. Dozens of African heads-of-state and…