Burundi Demands Reparations from Belgium and Germany

There’s some interesting news coming out of the continent that I have to share. The following information comes from Bloomberg. The East African country of Burundi is demanding $43 billion in reparations from Belgium and Germany. They want Belgium and Germany to return archival material and other stolen artifacts taken between 1899 and 1962. Europe’s…

Stolen African Artifacts Put Up For Sale

It’s no secret that Africa has tried to get all of her looted artifacts back for years. Well, some recent news has made things even more problematic. The following information comes from Quartz Africa. Thousands of stolen African artifacts currently reside in European and British museums and institutions. And Christie’s, a British auction house, recently…

A Jamaican Charter Flight from Europe is Being Arranged

In a previous post, I highlighted the 50 Jamaican nationals who were being detained and deported back to Jamaica due to COVID-19. Well, I just came across some additional information. The following is from the Jamaica Observer. Arrangements are being made for nationals stranded in Europe to board a charter flight back home. Closing Jamaica’s…

Words From The Wise: Kaba Hiawatha Kamene

“We have taken their garbage and made it a delicacy. Whatever we touch, why, because we know what to do with the hands. See we’ve been on the earth for three and a half million years more than they.” “If you hold a people down and in spite of and despite of holding those people…