Obama’s Second Africa Visit

jideofor_thursdays In the final leg of his weeklong three-country visit to Africa, U.S. President Barack Obama received the most ecstatic welcome of his visit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Monday July 1 2013.... Full Story...

The Heat and the Polity

A couple of weeks ago, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was angry with our politicians. Its source of anger was the rather unrestrained inclination by these blessed and important men and w... Full Story...

The Balance of Stories

One of the famous quotes often attributed to the late Chinua Achebe, master story teller extraordinaire, is this one about the lion and the hunter: ‘Until lions learn to produce their own historians, the hist... Full Story...

Mandela: A man for all Seasons

Nelson Mandela is 94. He is in the hospital being treated for lung infection. The whole world, Presidents, Prime Ministers and peasants are praying for his rapid recovery. This outpouring of supplication and ... Full Story...