Ken Saro Wiwa, Jr: Exit At The Entrance by Bishop Hassan Kukah

No thanks to a gerontocratic class that defiantly continues to stand between the present and future, younger generations in Africa find the rungs on the ladder of progress rather slippery. So, at 47, Ken could be said to have been at the prime of life, but still rather young to find a seat with the elders. His sudden death came as a great shock to those of us who knew him. I picked up the news of his rather untimely death, purely by chance. I spent a good part of the day unwilling to seek confirmation or further clarification, perhaps, emotionally thinking that the reality might just be different.

My Turn: A platform against corporate greed

I am at the Democratic National Convention this week, proud to represent New Hampshire as a Hillary Clinton delegate. The convention will be particularly meaningful to me because the party platform we will be adopting finally addresses the issue that brought me to the United States: environmental protection from corporate greed.

Ken Saro-wiwa Jr – A Tribute By Cameron Duodu

November has proved to be a very terrifying month for the Saro-Wiwa family. Exactly 21 years ago – on 10 November 1995 – the head of the family, Ken Saro-Wiwa, was gruesomely thrown into an unmarked grave by murderers acting on behalf of one of Africa’s worst dictators, General Sani Abacha, then ruler of Nigeria.

Cynicism trails Ogoni cleanup after ceremonial flag off

The optimism raised by the flag off of the implementation of the United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoniland 24 days ago, might soon be replaced by cynicism. Many in Ogoni and around the world had reckoned that the June 2, 2016 ceremony was to be a major breakthrough in solving one of the most serious environmental crises humanity has faced. But the seeming inability of the Federal Government to constitute the governing council and board of trustees 24 days after is now fuelling a feeling of disappointment that the exercise was perhaps without altruistic motives.