What do leaders like the late Tom Mboya ,the late Prof. Wangari Mathai, Kwame Nkrumah have in common? Their actions were able to change the perception of young people towards leadership, a living proof that one individual can make a change in a whole country.
Jide is the Ottawa man vying to be Ottawa's first black city Councillor. Ottawa, Canada’s capital city has never had a black city councilor – Jide Afolabi wants to change that.
In the wake of comments made by the US president about Africa being a 'Shithole" continent. The African Perspective Magazine founder details why he started this platform and why we all need to rise up and join the fight to re-brand Africa.
We celebrate their legacies as having fought for freedom and equality; many on this list paying the ultimate price for their sacrifices.
Mandela's father, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa, was the chief "by both blood and custom" of Mvenzo; a position confirmed by the superior chief or king of the entire Thembu people. Mandela’s father chose to name him Rolihlahla, a traditional Xhosa name which simply translates to "troublemaker."
We cannot do the same thing over and over again and expect different results. However, this is exactly what we are doing with the education of our children. African children, on the continent and evermore in the Diaspora, are taught the European way.
Those in Africa, as well as those Africans living throughout the world in diaspora, honed in on Obama’s ascent for slightly different reasons; it was not just Obama’s darkness of skin and pedigree; he was also the son of a Kenyan man, an “African” (Obama has since described himself as “the first Kenyan-American” president of the United States)
The increased pressure on cities demand immediate and exuberant action, we need to have a clear vision and start acting today to ensure that this is not a calamity in the making.