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Nefetiti is the Chief Editor at Grandmother Africa. She holds two Bachelor degrees, a double major in Chemistry and Physics. Since 1997, Nefetiti has authored several reports on Democracy and the state of Republics in the African Union. She became an African Reporting Fellow in 2007. Before joining the Definitive African Record, Nefetiti trained as a Digital Media expert.

Cannibalism And Modern Capitalism

We live in a dog-eat-dog-world. The expression refers to an existence so callous that it becomes normal to eat the flesh of one’s own...

When Capitalism Is Life: Consumerism

KUMA'ASI—There is a new shopping mall in town, and everyone is boiling over with excitement, enthusiastic about the prospect of shopping more. Sure, this...

Brute Racial Violence and Global Barbarism: The Price of the American Dream

The definition of the American Dream has changed over time, but for the most part it boils down to the aspiration and opportunity to...

The Irony of The Sovereignty of Nations: When and for Whom?

LAGOS—Sovereignty is the supreme and ultimate power or authority of a state to govern itself and conduct its affairs without outside interference. Wars are...

Waste Is A Western Invention—To Get Rid Of The Guinea Fowl, They Call It...

Our Ancestors understood Nature to be a Supreme Being. Possessing capacities of utmost complexity beyond the rudimentary imaginations of any ordinary human being. Nature...
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Our Robots: The Real Conflict With Artificial Intelligence

Mass hysteria abounds when people discuss the role of robots in our future. The prevailing wisdom is that artificial intelligence in the name of...

Robot Elections, Puppet Leaders, and Dejected Citizens

Someday decades ago, it was said that we kicked out the colonialists once and for all and set up our own systems of governance....

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o: Something Torn and New: An African Renaissance

  Published in 2009, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s Something Torn and New: An African Renaissance holds numerous dear lessons for the path to freedom from neocolonialism...

In The Land of Smart Africans

We tell ourselves over and over: Africans, we are smart people. How many days go by before you hear some African person tell another...
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The Consciousness of Things

Consciousness is defined as the state of being aware of and responsive to one’s surroundings. Given this definition, can we say that things have...