Celebrating a Salient Revolution – Towards Black Economic Empowerment in South African Mining Law

ANAYLSIS Ange Dorine Irakoze 28 February 2022 The month of February is devoted to celebration of Black men and women who brawled for civil rights to establish social justice and fight against apartheid. In the course of the apartheid era, the South African mining industry was under control of white people ‘conglomerates since the discovery…

(In)destructibility of Neo-Colonial Knowledge Production – Decolonisation in the Representation of Research Subjects

OPINION Isabelle Zundel 27 February 2022 In another blog contribution in July 2021, I stressed the importance of “Decolonizing Law and its Practitioner’s Minds”. Today, I would like to continue and add on this discussion. It is striking to see the dominance of neo-colonial thought building as well as the insufficient or even lacking pushbacks…

“By Any Means Necessary”: Remembering Malcom X and his Abrasive Racial Separatism Approach

ANALYSIS Kilili Nhtiw’a 27 February 2022 Earlier this week on Monday the 21st February 2022, Malcom X would have been approximately three months shy of his 97th birthday. It marked the 57th anniversary of the death of the man who was once under the radar of the Federal Bureau of Investigations with former American chief…

Colonial Legacy and the Nubians in Kenya: A Question of Identity

ANALYSIS Cecilia Ngaiza 25 February 2022 The narration of the black history in relation to the aftermath of colonialism in the post-colonial Africa encompasses the question of damaged identity to some African ethnic communities to the expense of experiencing barriers to the enjoyment of the right to citizenship. A specific example to this dark side…

Celebrating Steve Biko Ingeminating Black Consciousness

COMMENT Dr. Serawit Debele 18 February 2022 February is that time of the year when a whole month is dedicated to Black people to celebrate themselves and be celebrated by well-meaning, diversity and inclusion-sensitive nonblack denizens. The theme for this year’s Black History Month is “Black Health and Wellness”. Ironically, the pandemic has made apparent…

The Declaration on the Abolition of Slave Trade by the Congress of Vienna (1815)

ANALYSIS Prof. Dr. Bernd Kannowski 11 February 2022 Black history is a history of struggles for freedom. Today, we are still fighting structural racism and everyday discrimination. A few decades ago, it was the fight for civil rights and the fight against apartheid. A step even further back into history, we remember the struggle for…

A Good Deed for Liberia?

COMMENT Dr. Cassandra Mark-Thiesen 04 February 2022 Black History Month is undoubtedly a product of the United States, and in particular of Black American struggle in that specific nation. But with an eye on history, we can gain an appreciation for “countless” intersections of Black American and African pasts and presents. From the folds of…