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The ICC, Hypocricy and Our Draculas

On summer 2017, I and my colleague Aboubakr Jalloh were commissioned by our office to attend and cover a weekend conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, organized by Mo Ibrahim Foundation. Among our many interviews, we had an opportunity to have Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in our Facebook Live programm, and one of the questions I asked her was the famous (read infamous) cry amongst African leaders, the so-called anti-Africanism of the ICC. Continue reading “The ICC, Hypocricy and Our Draculas”

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In AU, Afrabia Is A Reality, Not A Confusion

President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt is taking over the African Union presidency from President Paul Kagame of Rwanda. Meanwhile, an Egyptian politician Ahmed Abou Al Ghayt is leading the Arab League. Two Egyptians are, at the same time, leaders of two world bodies. Continue reading “In AU, Afrabia Is A Reality, Not A Confusion”

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Zanzibar and Child Molestation. Shame On Us!

We, Zanzibaris, are people who take pride in our heritage and identity. Even after more than half a century of being annexed to a giant Tanganyika and as tiny as our country is, we are still identifying ourselves with Zanzibariness. And it is not about colour of our skins, nor the origins of our ancentry. No. It is beyond all that separate others. Continue reading “Zanzibar and Child Molestation. Shame On Us!”

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‘In the Middle of the Snow’, Europe and Its Invisible Traps

The main character of my unpublished novel, Katikati ya Theluji (In the Middle of the Snow) is an African young man who, in his early 30s, finds himself in the middle of Europe in search of what he was made to believe was a worldly paradise. Continue reading “‘In the Middle of the Snow’, Europe and Its Invisible Traps”