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FULANI BOY 

I remember Usman even today. His memory lingers like a pale veil hovering in my subconscious. Sometimes I even seem to hear his voice ululating in my mind. 1,014 more words

Political

Nigeria's ethnic conflicts are a result of the failures of a weak state

If truth be told, Nigeria has an ethnicity problem. It is evident in high-profile cases of sometimes violent tensions. But perhaps most damagingly, it is also demonstrated in the low-profile everyday mistrust and prejudices with which many Nigerians view fellow citizens of ethnicities other than their own. 842 more words

Hit and Miss: Elites and Ethnic Violence

A significant amount of literature concerns the role that elites play in ethnic or nationalist violence. However, most of this literature deals with cases in which elites play a direct or indirect part in inciting or spreading this violence.  2,723 more words

Global

Out of…….somewhere

On the news, this gang violence we see.
Sure it’s scary, it’s bad – all agree,
And our eyes they don’t lie,
As we watch – wonder why… 9 more words

Poetry

On religion

It is Sunday morning in Kigali and I’m woken up by the sound of an upbeat gospel coming from the neighbouring church. Once in a while, the woman pastor belts out an angry Hallelujah. 543 more words

Africa

China passes a sweeping anti-terror law giving its government controversial new powers

China’s legislature passed a controversial new anti-terrorism law on Sunday (Dec. 27) that critics worry will give the government too much power, The New York Times reports. 35 more words

China passes a sweeping anti-terror law giving its government controversial new powers

China’s legislature passed a controversial new anti-terrorism law on Sunday (Dec. 27) that critics worry will give the government too much power, The New York Times reports. 35 more words