Wednesday, July 29, 2015

This Is Africa Opinion, Editor's Picks - Issue #44

This Is Africa Opinion, Editor's Picks - Issue #44

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Decolonising dress and fashion: Africanwear in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda

Decolonising dress and fashion: African wear in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda

By Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire

TIA's Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire looks at the prevalence of African Wear in East and West Africa and concludes that the law and political attitudes in Uganda and Kenya discourage the wearing of African clothes harsher than in Nigeria and Ghana

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Where   is Voodoo in Afrofuturism?

Where is Voodoo in Afrofuturism?

By Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire

At a panel discussion held at the Goethe Zentrum Kampala conference room about Afrofuturism and the Afropolis, a question from the member of the audience, about the place of voodoo and African magic in Afrofuturist writing was left unanswered, TIA's Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire reports

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Can Project Biro help Africa to overcome its maritimesecurity challenges?

Can Project Biro help Africa to overcome its maritime security challenges?

By Timothy Walker

If Africa is to overcome its maritime security challenges, its best bet is to increase its OPV capacity. Project Biro will allow South Africa to provide valuable lessons in purchasing and operating OPVs, along with opportunities to partner with SADC navies and utilise the freed-up frigates in joint operations. In this way, Biro could lead onto the creation of the African maritime ownership and agency called for in AIMS 2050 and envisioned in that well-worn phrase ­– 'African solutions for African problems'

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South Africa joins the EU in the dogbox for abusing illegalAfrican migrants

South Africa joins the EU in the dogbox for abusing illegal African migrants

By Peter Fabricius

The irony of Zuma's Freedom Day speech was not lost on European diplomats. Zuma is wont to criticise EU policies towards Africa as neo-colonial. Now he finds himself in a rather uncomfortably similar predicament – as the object of sharp criticism for mistreating desperate African migrants. 'Welcome to our world,' said one of those diplomats, wryly

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