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New US-Africa Strategy

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RIP Kofi Annan (1938 – 2018)

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Mandela Day 2018

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Lola’s Book Club: The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

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Should the UK and Europe return stolen artefacts to Africa?

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Video: Should Britain and the West return stolen African treasures?

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Trump’s “shithole” comments about Africa, Haiti and El Salvador reveal the deep-rooted racism at the heart of Trumpism

Every time Donald Trump makes a comment about a non-white country, or a non-white person, it becomes increasingly obvious that his America-First agenda is a zero-sum game whose aim is to elevate all things white while denigrating anything and anybody else. In Trump’s world, everything related to whiteness and white people (neo-Nazis included) is right […]

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Lola Interviewed by Flipboard: On the Red Couch

On the Red Couch with Journalist Lola Adesioye Mia Quagliarello / August 10, 2017 Lola Adesioye came upon an Obama rally in her first few months living in New York City in 2007 and, upon seeing a presidential candidate of color, she knew she wanted to become part of the narrative of American culture and […]

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Lola on Nigeria needs more than new leaders to change

Nigeria needs more than new leaders to change By Lola Adesioye, Special to CNN October 1, 2010 2:20 p.m. EDT STORY HIGHLIGHTS Nigeria celebrates 50 years of independence on the 1st of October According to Adesioye, Nigeria’s wealth is represented by its people Nigeria’s transformation depends on mindset shift from the people and not just change […]

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Lola in Nigeria and Democracy Inaction

[Originally published at] How long can Africa’s most populous country go on without a clear leader? Imagine that one day President Barack Obama disappears. It is rumored that he has gone to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment of a condition that nobody is quite certain about. After three months, the public starts to speculate […]