Join Nigerian leading historian, Prof. Toyin Falola, as he discusses Nigeria’s independence, where we are today and what lessons we can draw from history as we plan for the future, especially through civic and social movements.
In ‘Diplomatic Soldiering’, the late General Joseph Garba, one of Nigeria’s earliest foreign ministers, presents a case for the tacit but present ‘Big Brother’ role that Nigeria has sought to play across Africa. Read more.
Academic and author of ‘Gender, Anti-Colonialism and Nationalism: Discussing the Legacies of African Women’, Nnenna Ifeanyi-Ajufo, believes it is important that Africans tell our own stories. Read our interview.
Robert Mugabe, the dictator who ruled Zimbabwe for more than three decades, had revolutionary beginnings. He was shaped by a tumultuous brew of pan-African nationalism, associated authoritarianism, and his own startling yet grossly under-discussed political rise. Read more.
Burkina Faso’s Thomas Sankara, as a close reading of Frantz Fanon’s decolonization theories suggests, was an inevitable revolutionary. Sankara evidenced and ultimately turned the contradictions of the colonial system against itself. Read more.
Before he died in 2011, leader of the Biafran secessionist movement, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, had assumed four personalities: he was a hero, a villain, a rebel, and even a ‘one-Nigerianist’. Read more.