Islamic State Makes Another Bold Move In Africa, Seizes Town In Somalia’s Puntland State. What Next?

IS’s expansion to Qandala wins symbolic and propaganda value for the small group, but also logistical advantages of an outlet to the sea, new financial sources and better connections to southern Yemen

Kinky, Curly Hair: A Tool Of Resistance In The African Diaspora – Thank You Social Media And Music

In apartheid South Africa, the “pencil test” – inserting a pencil into hair and testing whether it would hold or fall out – was used to determine proximity to whiteness, and access to political, social and economic privileges

Singer Seal vs. Supermodel Klum; The Case For Sleeping With The Housegirl And The Gardener – A Rogue African’s View

Singer Seal, caused a stir a few days ago when he criticised his soon-to-be ex-wife, former supermodel Heidi Klum, for showing a lack of class by sleeping with “the help”, i.e. her bodyguard of four years, Martin Kristen. “I guess the only thing I would have preferred is that…Heidi show a little bit more class and at least wait until …

Capitalism Has Failed – And That Is Why It Is So Great: From Mother Africa Sweet Words For Free Enterprise

Ever since the global financial crisis, and the casualties it left in its wake – home and job losses, broken marriages, near-ruined nations, bankrupted pensioners and savers – capitalism (at least the “western” variety) has taken a bad beating. It, and free enterprise, are considered a scourge, a terrible disease to be avoided, and the breeder of unbridled greed. What …