Words on Gold- Thomas Sankara


Our country produces enough to feed us all. Alas, for lack of organization, we are forced to beg for food aid. It's this aid that instills in our spirits the attitude of beggars. Thomas Sankara, President of Burkina Faso (at 33 years old) from 4 August 1983 – 15 October 1987

Stemming Yoruba Decline (II/III): Rise of the Oyos & the end of Yoruba nationhood


The Imperial expansion of the Oyo Yoruba from the 1600s-1800's destroyed the Yoruba confederacy and ethnic identity. Briefly restored from 1940-1970, the Yorubas experienced major economic gains. Now as Nigeria's unitary system constrains Yoruba identity, the Yorubas have again entered into modern decline.