Christianity: a Renewal of Hope, Life and Freedom for African-Americans

With Easter finally having arrived, a renewal of life and good weather has finally arrived. Just as Jesus Christ rose from the dead, the flowers are now in bloom, the barren trees have sprouted new leaves and the warmth of the sun pounds the ground below from the sky. During Spring, we all give thanks […]

Why Do(n’t) We Care?

This all started with one short commercial. I’m sure you’ve all seen it before; those feed the children ads. It starts with the starving foreign kids staring into the camera as a soft piano plays, tugging at your heartstrings. Then a wholesome narrator pleads with you to expend a bit of your comfort to ensure […]

Blooming Development in Africa

In recent years Sub-Saharan Africa has demonstrated an impressive level of economic growth. While the rest of world is suffering due to the economic crisis, analysts estimate that African economies are improving and have so far seen growth of around five per cent in the year 2011 and 4.5 per cent in 2012. This year […]

The Salem Witch trials in Africa

“There is a murdering witch among us, bound to keep himself in the dark”. When reading Aurthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’, an eerie image is painted of greed, jealousy and deceitfulness, but the painting is not set in the quiet village of Salem, it is more likely to be set in the dry and deprived lands of […]

4 Months After KONY 2012

I’m sure most, if not all of us remember the viral video that the American non-profit organization, Invisible Children, released in early March this year. Since then, we’ve heard of its founder getting arrested for inappropriate behavior in public, of its event “Cover the Night”, perhaps as well as its follow-up video “Beyond Famous”, that […]