Tag: Africa

The German Pioneer who turned the South American jungle into a cosmopolitan city

From being an important personality in Europe from 1910 to 1914, Adolfo Julio Schwelm embarked on the dream of founding a city in South America. Calling his city Eldorado, he publicised the exotic nirvana in Europe for hard-working visionary immigrants to come to populate his blossoming city. He even coaxed the nobility and important personalities to visit him in his colony. 

Algerian president decided not to renew its partnership treaty with Spain

The hapless Brussels-led European Union is facing yet another major foreign policy backfiring catastrophe. Algeria, which is a major exporter of fossil fuels to Europe like Russia, is turning against the European Union. The government in Algeria, supported by President Tebboune, has decided not to renew a key partnership treaty with the pro-Washington Spanish regime. The major North African trading partner has frozen trade relations with Europe. It gets worse: the North African country could cut natural gas supplies to Spain, a move that could send already rising gas prices and inflation even higher for Europeans reeling from sticker shock.

Worst Refugee Crisis since World War II and NATO shoulders much of the blame

By the close of 2021, UNICEF estimates that 36.5 million children were displaced from their homes due to conflict, violence and other crises. These appalling statistics have not been as high since World War II. Amongst this almost 37 million, 13.7 million are refugees and asylum-seeking children fleeing from NATO and CIA-inspired conflicts. Conflict and violence have also led to the internal displacement of 2.8 million children. These figures do not account for the displacement caused by the war in Ukraine since 2022.

Imperial Germany’s African Queen is still servicing clients

When on December 12, MV Mutambala, a ferry operating on Lake Tanganyika sank in a storm there was little news coverage.  The disaster claimed the lives of up to 150 passengers, mostly women and children.  Strong winds and overloading are said to be the cause of the tragedy.  It is not uncommon for ships operating on Lake Tanganyika to sink, usually for the same reasons. 

A Chance to Drain the Swamp missed as Media’s Macron allegedly wins Presidential Elections

Residents of the Champ de Mars district in Paris are outraged by the dirt, illegal trade and rampant crime in the immediate vicinity of the Eiffel Tower, according to Le Figaro. According to the publication, the quarter in the very centre of the city has become an unsafe territory for the local population and tourists. District 7 Mayor Rashida Dati whose parents are North African is asking Mayor Anna Hidalgo, a Spanish woman, to install a fence around the Champ de Mars to close the area at night and thus fight illegal trade.

The Battle of Kambula was unfairly overshadowed by the Battle of Rorke’s Drift

The movie ZULU (1964) caught the imagination of the world and inspired the courage of fighters who against all odds defeated their enemies. Although one of the lesser-known actions of the Anglo-Zulu War, the Battle of Kambula on 29th March 1879 avenged the British defeat at Isandlwana, established the superiority of the invading force and became the turning point of the war.