Last September, I was invited to friends/family gathering at Dr.Hedar Ibrahim Aly's place here in Cairo. This gathering was a kind gesture by Dr.Hedar and his wife to thank who supported and prayed for him in his ailment. Dr. Heder is a sociologist has contributed in Sudanese thoughts mainly in criticizing the Islamism in Sudan. At Dr.Hedar's... Continue Reading →
In the last month, there was two news popped up in African news pages and websites. the first one came from Ethiopia where Oromo and Amharic protestors and activists shaved their hair as a gesture of their solidarity with who killed in the demonstrations. Traditionally, shaving is an expression of sadness of missing loved ones. https://twitter.com/opride/status/769001571736780800 While the second... Continue Reading →
When I heard or witnessed how my friends from other African countries are able to move easily to a neighbour country or when they told me how their families belong to two countries .... that make me jealous. I think Egyptian immobility to other African countries might be interpreted by more than one reason. first: the... Continue Reading →
Oromo have been demonstrating against government's economic policies in different spots around the world. Oromo are settled in Cairo as refugees and they protested for two weeks in front of the building of UNHCR in October city, the town where I live in. I have a friend from Oromo who lives here in Cairo and she is... Continue Reading →
Africa is the Sub-Sahara and the countries that located in the north part of the continent are Arab or part of the Middle East or the south of Mediterranean. so the geographical location is a confused issue and that affect the identity of African people. I understand that the historical experience with the colonial powers ( from... Continue Reading →
This article made me consider SinoAfrican relations beyond economic interactions that dominate academic writings in this aspect. Xinhua (26 July 2016). Twenty African apprentices are learning Kung Fu, Zen meditation and other traditional Chinese culture at the Shaolin Temple in central China’s Henan Province. The learners from the Republic of Congo, Mauritius and other... Continue Reading →
In Zimbabwe, the Pastor Evan Mawarire started to mobilize Zimbabweans against the worse economic and political conditions using the national flag as a symbol of protest. Using the national flag, the symbol of the state that I protest against it raised the question of nation state again. Do I protest against the state structure or just against... Continue Reading →
Yash Tandon.. one of the main Africanist who believes in African unity… he argues that African countries have an opportunity to renegotiate and reshape its relations with UK after its exit from EU!! here is Tandon's article ' Brexit and the future of EPA' published in Pambazuka. Brexit and the future of EPA.
http://thenomadsettler.com/ Very interesting blog by Celma Costa documents her African journey in Mozambique and Africa..