Mali is, as Africa goes, the typical iconoclastic model of an African country. Hunger and ill-health ravages the country, famine and lack of infrastructure deconstructs whatever is left or ever done both by nature and the hands of man. And worse still, Islamic fanatics have been destroying Timbuktu recently,
As if the above is not enough, the leadership in the Mali is now in tatters and at loggerheads with each other. Again, this is an aspect of being an African country; instability in governance and the disregard of fair and organized governance. The corrupt self-focused Military and their competing, also equally corrupt civilians are arguing who should look after the pots.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Being a keynote speech by Godwyns Onwuchekwa delivered at Double Jeopardy, the LGBTI Asylum Conference held at University of Greenwich, London, July 4 -6, 2012
Thank you everyone for sharing and work so far. It’s been two wonderful days and I have listened to some amazing reports of immense passion, selflessness and dedication and it makes me proud.
In the words of one of the most humble work shared in a workshop yesterday, “we are ready, we have the resources.” Thank you Lisa Hebert from Canada for that.
The truth is I am short of words for many reasons but still, I am optimistic.
Monday, July 02, 2012
England is known to have invented the modern game of football, but also, as archaic as that now seems, it is said that England also is home to the greatest league in the world, the Premier League. Boasting of the finest-ever players, insurmountable wealth, expensive salaries for players that are beyond comprehension and even the largest followership across the globe; the Premier League is watched even in the remotest villages of the world wherever there is a television. Its players' names are on t-shirts of all manners both authorized and not.
And the home of that league is England.