Interviews & Guests on African Outlook
‘We Could Afford to Enrich Ourselves and Go in 2015, But We’ve Chosen to Cry Out’ - Gov Amaechi
In this exclusive interview with Festus Eriye and Femi Macaulay of The Nation Newspaper, Governor Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi fielded questions on recent developments in the Nigerian political landscape. It was a free-rolling meeting with the journalists. Excerpts:
Political Parties Must Solve Africa’s Inequality Problem – Mbeki
By Basil Chiji Okafor
The long stretch of highway that runs from Cape Town, through Johannesburg and all the way to Pretoria, the country’s political capital, is like a report card on South Africa.
A day with Fatou Jaw Manneh, Gambia's Iron Lady
Call her the Gambia's Iron Lady, you won't miss it! Fatou Jaw Manneh is a well known figure in the US Gambian community. Popularly known as the "Dame of the Flaming Pen", Fatou's writing has caused a lot of stir in Gambia.
I Can’t Stay in the Party Where Death is Only Way to Resolve Disputes – Audu Ogbeh
He is an encyclopedia of some sort. The history of Nigeria revolves around his finger tips as he bats no eyelid in telling it. He is a politician of note and to most people, a revered one with some modicum of integrity.
Araba Ifayemi Elebuibon:
Conversations with an African cultural icon
By Olusesan Ekisola, Minneapolis, Minnesota
It was a beautiful reunion of sorts when I happened on big blast from the past in the person of Araba Awo Yemi Elebuibon a prominent Nigerian traditionalist and media fixture of the early 70's. High Chief Ifayemi Elebuibon is a titan of the African culture and recently elevated Araba Awo of Oshogbo.