Somaliland, Invisible Nationhood By Raïs Neza Boneza

A girl participates in a street parade in Hargeisa to celebrate Somaliland's self-declared independence. Feisal Omar/ReutersThe Republic of Somaliland is situated in the northwest of Somalia bordering Ethiopia and Djibouti on the tip of the horn of Africa. The Somaliland was a prime target of General Siad Barre until the fall of his authoritarian regime and the collapse of the Somali state in the late 1980s. In 1977, Mohamed Siad Barre begins his conquest of the Ogaden region. This resulted to a read more

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Tekst: Jenny Westrum-Rein

Foto: Haakon Korbi Kolstad

Publisert: 04.12.2017 12:35

Typisk norsk er en portrettserie i Under Dusken. Her møter du ulike mennesker som bryter med typiske, norske stereotypier.



Han flyktet fra Kongo for å kunne være fri. Nå er det kun Trondheim som er hjemme for Raïs Neza Boneza.

Født: 7. januar 1979.
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Gull og Gråstein-konferanse i solidaritet med eksiljournalister av Raïs Neza Boneza


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Litteraturhistoriens usynlige kontinent av Silje Stavrum

  • &lt;b&gt;ET ANNET AFRIKA: &lt;/b&gt;De vil se Afrika med andre øyne enn Europas. Fra venstre Chenjerai Hove, Simon Moi og Rais Neza Boneza.&lt;br/&gt;FOTO: NOREVIK KJELL HERSKEDAL

PART 6. African’s Peaceful Means: Transcending Culturology as a science of a Culture of Peace

Capture-dove-shaped-peace-wordleIt is essential to analyze civilizations (rather than states), or economic or political systems, as units, in the spirit of seeking solutions rather than making condemnations. Even if the deep roots of violence and war are part of the cosmology which in turn is collective and subconscious, there may be ways of breaking the collective into sub-collectives and individuals and ways of making read more

Part.5 African’s Peacefull Means: Macro-cultural aspects

Four forces have been major cause of the development of violence in the African macro-cultural level: religion, technology, economy, and empires. These have not always acted separately and often have supported each other. For example, the expansion of Christianity started with the conversion of Emperor Constantine I of Rome in the year 313. The religious conversion of an emperor started the process read more

The Collapse of a Titan by Rais Neza Boneza


Near madness,
Strangled in the North, the Equator– Ngbadolite, Ngemena, to the Ubangui border– In the center, Tetela land–
Kisangani, Bunia–
In the south, the land of copper, Katanga, Cornered on all sides, deprived country, Following the indomitable flows of its destiny.

Screams are so deep,
Yet the silence around, so guilty. Today, his ride is clothed
With the shameful read more

Therapy Strategy to Remedy African Instability By Rais Neza Boneza


Diagnosis: Negative Leadership

In the 60s, most of the African countries snatched precipitately their independences from the colonialists. Most of the time without a broad and unify vision to reconcile the leadership and the popular emancipatory aspirations of the people. In this context, without considering the specificity of the continent history, the victory of emancipation was short-lived and read more


Nyatiti is an eight-stringed plucked lyre from Kenya. It is a classical instrument used by the Luo people located in the Nyanza western region in Kenya. It is about three feet long. The player of Nyatiti holds it to his chest, seated on a low stool, with the base firmly to the ground. Usually it is played together with the oporo, a curved horn

Goyo Otenga is the dance for Nyatiti music. read more

Revolt of the Black athlete The hidden history of Muhammad Ali By David Zirin

Appeared in International Socialist Review Issue 33, January–February 2004

Dave Zirin is the author of Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics and Promise of Sports (Haymarket Books, 2007), The Muhammad Ali Handbook (MQ Publications, 2007), and What’s My Name, Fool? (Haymarket Books, 2005). He is Press Action’s 2005 and read more