A Week In Color 10



Mozambique’s 4th largest city is engulfed in floods.

  • Tropical Cyclone Desmond formed in the Mozambique Channel this past Sunday. Drifting slowing northeast & towards the coast, the storm hit the coast about 40km to the south of Chinde & 200km to the north of Beira; Mozambique’s largest city.
    • Beira was hit the worst with rain. About 277 millimetres worth! recorded on Tuesday.
    • Prayers out to the people of Mozambique. Specifically residents of Biera & anyone caught up in the unfortunate natural disaster. 


President Emmerson Mnangagwa returned to Harare on Monday; January 21st.

As reported by last week’s In Color; violent protests broke out in Zimbabwe when the President announced a steep increase in fuel costs –making it the world’s most expensive petrol– before zooming off on a foreign tour. 

  • In light of the outbreak of chaos, President Mnangagwa cut his trip short. Flying back into Harare Monday night to handle the crisis. 

As reported in last week’s In Color the government is brutally cracking down on protestors & activist. President Mnangagwa initially called for a national dialogue; promising to investigate any abuse of power by security forces.

But he also remembered to chastise the protestors, saying;

“Everyone has the right to protest, but this was not a peaceful protest,”

As of Friday; Zimbabweans say the abuse of power with security forces has yet to be reduced, even after it had been “denounced” by the Zimbabwean President.

  • There have been reports of rapes by government police forces during house-to-house searches. 

The Southern Africa director of Human Rights Watch; Dewa Mavhinga released a statement addressing this issue;

“We have received very disturbing reports of a number of cases of women allegedly raped by members of security forces,”

  • Police spokeswoman Charity Charamba says she has received zero reports of rape. 
  • 700 arrests have been made. 12 people have been reportedly killed. & 300 wounded. 
  • Human rights lawyer; Doug Coltart says, Zimbabwean military forces are rounding up vendors in the city centre, transporting them to the local police stations to be brutalized & beaten. 

Zimbabwe is also currently experiencing their worst economic crisis, with their cash reserves dangerously low & the internet still shutdown.

Not surprising as this is a page from the African world leaders playbook on how to control & withhold information about developments in your countries from the global perspective.


President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the discontinuation in the issue or renewal of sports betting licenses to firms operating in Uganda

In a press statement given to church goers by David Bahati; the Finance minister. Mr. Bahati expressed that the Ugandan President aims to curb the “negative” impact betting has on the youth. He addressed the church goers in Kabale town, located in Western Uganda saying;

From now onwards, no new companies are going to be licensed. Those which are already registered, no renewal of licenses when they expire,

Jim Mugunga; Uganda’s Ministry of Finance spokesperson, said he wasn’t aware of the new development. However, he does wholeheartedly support it, since the notice was given by the minister.

“I don’t know but since it was said by a minister, quote him. That’s good news,”

What are your thoughts?

Watch a video down below, of Matia Kasaija; Uganda’s Minister of Finance & Economic planning, address the public about the nations current economic state.

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On Thursday, January 24th of February, Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in as the president of the DRC .

During his heartwarming acceptance speech in front of a crowd of cheering supporters President Tshisekedi promises a DRC with no;

“division, hate or tribalism”

We want to build a strong Congo in its cultural diversity. We will promote its development in peace and security. A Congo for each and everyone, where everybody has his or her own place,“- President Felix Tshisekedi. 

As stated in a week In Color No. 8 protest broke out in the DRC when the votes were counted with various opposition leaders disputing the election results.

  • After postponing the elections 3 different times, this is the first power transfer in 59 years since the country attained its independence.
  • According to Al Jazeera Reporters, the newly sworn in President was momentarily interrupted in his passion-filled inauguration address to the people when he “collapsed on the podium”. He was able to resumed to his speech shortly after. 
  • The ceremony took place in the country’s capital of Kinshasa.

Tshisekedi was accused of striking hidden deals with the outgoing President-Dictator; Joseph Kabila. Both camps have vehemently denied these claims. 

Some foreign nationals attended the inauguration,showing support for the non-violent transfer of power.

Among those in attending included the Kenya’s & Tanzania’s Vice-Presidents ;William Ruto & Samia Suluhu, respectively.

China, Japan, France & the US also sent their ambassadors.

The opposition has run out of recourse to challenge the election results and the threat of widespread post-election violence is gradually subsiding,” said Robert Besseling of EXX Africa, a business risk consultancy.”

We are just excited to finally see a rightful transfer of power in a country that has long since been considered a “democracy“. 

The public is excited to since how the President would handle the complex economic issues & ethnic group dynamics that plague the country while creating unity. 

The United Nations right  group discovered more than 50 mass graves in the western Democratic Republic of Congo

  • In a statement released by Abdoul Aziz Thioye; the director of the UN Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO), more than 50 mass graves were unearthed including individual graves. 
  • According to UN reports, 890 people were killed during a 3 day intercommunal clash in the town Yumbi. The DRC’s western province of Mai-Ndombe. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; Michelle Bachelet, says a “credible sources” point the duration of the clashes between December 16 & 18.

General Fall Sikabwe, the army chief in western DRC, told the AFP news agency that an investigation had already commenced to get to the bottom of it.

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The plot thickens on the countdown to election day continues.

On Friday, January 25th the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari swore in Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria. 

As reported in last week’s In Color 8 Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen –the initial Chief Justice of Nigeria at the time– was set for trial. Brought up on 6-count charges due to an alleged fraudulent declaration of assets.

The former decorated Chief Justice was M.I.A on his trial date on January 14th.  Consequently leading to 5 of his bank accounts frozen by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen has now been suspended from his position in office. Effectively replaced by the “recommendation” of the Code of Conduct Tribunal for the trial.

  • It is important to note that it is extremely unusual for the President to be able to tamper or appoint anyone to the office of the Chief Justice of Nigeria. Albeit “legal” it sets a horrible tone for the already fragile & feigned democracy.
  • Below is a condensed thread of all the other unfair controversial “laws” of the land.


  • It also doesn’t help that the Nigerian President seems to only appoint individuals from one particular ethnic group –where he’s from– to all the positions of authority.

Nigerians expectedly are shaken up by the series of unfortunate turn in events.  A lot of people fear the current President Buhari may not concede even if he does lose the elections fair & square.

Nigerians sound off;



& also when will the Nigerian army ever receive ANY of the alleged funding allotted to them annually?

President Buhari also signed another executive order on Friday, inside the council chamber of State House, Abuja.

  • The Executive Order 007 2019, would finally allow private companies the access to build Federal roads. 

Meanwhile your weekly update on our favorite Senator, representing Kogi west senatorial district; Dino Melaye.

We’ve been covering Senator Dino Melaye shenanigans for the past few week’s In Color.

Justice Halilu granted bail to the Senator, in Maitama High Court on January 18th, 2019, on conditions that Senator Melaye be not allowed to leave the country without attaining travel permission.

On Tuesday, January the 22nd Dino Melaye plead not guilty to the 9-count charge brought up against him by the Nigerian police. Despite some irrefutable evidence putting  him at the scene of one of the crimes. 

Dino Melaye – 6 , The Nigerian Judiciary System – 0

Oby Ezekwesili; Nigerian’s strongest female Presidential contender has stepped out of Nigeria’s February 2019 Presidential race.

Using the hashtag #Fight4Naija she released an eloquent press statement expressing her passion for her beloved country & her intent to continue to strive for a better Nigeria while stepping down as a Presidential candidate.

Here is some American inspired comedic relief.

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After endless weeks deliberating the longest government shutdown ever in US history finally comes to a halt. 

…For now. 

As reported in last week’s In Color ; there seemed to be a stalemate between the American President Donald Trump & his hunt for the funding of his $5.7bn wall.

  • Roughly about 800,000 Federal workers were furloughed out without a paycheck since last year December, due to what some addressed as a “temper tantrum” by the American President. 
  • President Trump stated that the government would reopen for 3 weeks  …So he’s going to shut it down again? 
  • The opening of Federal agencies would be a slow & tedious process. Some government workers fear it would be a while before they receive a full paycheck from their own hard-earned labour. 

All we have to say is…


You get what you vote for. 

The family of Kalief Browder receives a $3.3m settlement from the city of New York.

  • Kalief Browder was only 16 years old  when he was wrongfully arrested of a crime he didn’t commit. He spent 3 long years in jail; of which hundreds of hours were spent in solitary confinement
  • Later released in 2013 with the charges dropped; the horrific & extremely traumatic experience was too much for Mr. Browder bare. This eventually lead to him taking his own life; commiting suicide.
  • After the arrest & suicide Kalief’s family remained relentless in the fight for justice. 
  • Kalief Browder nor his doting mother, who not for once stopped fighting to maintain her son’s innocence, never did live to see the day the city settled. 

Can this even be considered a “win“?

& We ask again.

Why does America hate black people? 

American’s sound off;

A Week In Color 9


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On Friday 2000 mourners gathered in Burri, in support of Moawia Bashir Khalil, Who was killed by Sudanese security forces.


  • According reports, on Thursday, 60 year-old; Khalil was shot inside his home by local authorities for hiding & protecting unarmed protestors from the local police.
  • Moawia Bashir Khalil died from sustained gun wounds the following morning.
  • 2,000 mourners gathered in Burri; Moawia Khalil’s neighbourhood. A suburb in Khartoum; the country’s capital. & the Sudanese police fired live rounds at them, ensuring another unplanned anti-government demonstration.
  • Before opening fire on the mourners, some of them had already destroyed a police truck & pelted stones at nearby officers.
  • As mentioned in last week’s In Color Sudan has been experiencing nationwide protests, with civilians having huge clashes with the Sudanese police forces.
  • The people of Sudan are fed up with rapid inflation, extraordinarily high fuel prices, a lack of basic amenities & frankly; a government who mismanages all the sectors necessary to create a thriving economy while funneling what’s left of Sudan’s wealth into the military.
  • Sudan is currently experiencing its longest protest since gaining independence in 1956.

1200px-flag_of_côte_d'ivoire.svgCote d’Ivoire; Ivory Coast 

The Ivory Coast’s former Head of State; Laurent Gbagbo was acquitted of all charges in the International Crime Court (ICC)


  • Laurent Gbagbo, who had already spent 7 years in Hague, was found not guilty on Tuesday, over human rights violations relating to Ivory Coast’s 2010 & 2011 general elections.
  • The violence carried out during these election times claimed the lives of about 3,000 Ivorian citizens
  • The trial judges ordered that he be set free immediately, even refusing the request from prosecutors to extend his stay while they appealed the judgement. 

Ultimately a 3-2 decision carried out a 5-member appeals panel means; Gbagbo & his co-defendant, former Youth Minister Charles Ble Goude will remain in Hague, at least until the panel reviews the trial chamber’s decision to set them free. 

  • The appeal panel agreed with the prosecutors fear’s presuming once released Laurent Gbagbo definitely would not willing come back to the ICC to stand trial for anything. Ivorian authorises have made it clear they would not “send more Ivorians to the ICC“.
  • The new court date is set for February 1, 2019.

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The hunt for the wall continues, as the US is close to embarking on a 30 day long government shutdown.

The American President Donald Trump offers to extended the protection for young undocumented migrants brought in as children to the United States in exchange for his “steel-barrier”.

  • The people this would affect are dubbed the “Dreamers” protected under (DACA); the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme temporary protection.
  • In September 2017 the Trump administration announced it’s intentions of removing DACA but was swiftly curtailed by a court order.
  • The American Trump also offered to provide limited protections to holders of the Temporary Protection Status (TPS), although as mentioned in last week’s In Color the Trump administration had moved to actually revoke the status from immigrants from countries like; Haiti, El Salvador & Honduras.
  • House speaker & Democrat, Nancy Pelosi said all the proposals brought up by the President’s administration to end the 29 day shutdown was;

“a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable”

Albeit a partial government shutdown, about 800,000 workers have already been furloughed or are required to work for no pay.

Families with multiple members working government jobs have been hit heavy in their finances, as there is a stand still on incoming income & a pill up of automated passed due bills.

  • This government shutdown affects 1/4 of all US government programmes.

& We can’t help but wonder; if the American President feels so strongly against immigrants, especially from certain countries, why extended this lackluster offer now?

Is this wall just truly symbolic?

& if so who’s symbol is it?

On today’s World Series; on why do white people hate everyone not white ?

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Watch young caucasian teenagers wearing “Make America Great Again” hats antagonize an indigenous native –so original owner of the land– American elder & Vietnam war veteran yelling “build that wall” down below.

& why are Americans soo rude to old people?

Teach yourself & your kids not to be appalling scums of the earth.

There is absolutely no rationalization of pure hatred for no absolute reason. 


At 3pm local time, coordinated terrorist attacks occurred on Tuesday in Nairobi, Kenya. 

  • According to Joseph Boinnet; Kenyan’s police chief, the attacks consisted of an explosion targeting 3 vehicles outside a bank, a suicide bombing in DusitD2; a hotel complex with armed gunmen holding hostages. 
  • The 20 hour siege occurred in the hotel lobby. Much like the unfortunate 2013 Westgate shopping mall attack which occurred in the same district; it seemed to be aimed at wealthy Kenyans & foreigners. 

This is the 3rd January in 4 years Kenya has experienced a terrorist attacks

Authorities sent special forces to apprehend the gunmen in the upscale Nairobi hotel complex & Kenyan security forces reportedly killed all 5 attackers.

  • It was a hard night for the families who had members trapped in the hotel. They waited outside at 3amlocal time– hearing the sounds of sporadic gunshots as Kenyan officers endeavored to recuse dozens of hostages; AKA their family members. 
  • 21 people were killed & 5 al-Shabab terrorists.
  • Al-Shabab is a terrorist group affiliated with the infamous; al-Qaeda. A terrorist group which once plagued the United States national security. 
  • The attacks launched in Kenya were prompted due to the American President; Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
  • According to President Uhuru Kenyetta a total of about 700 hostages were rescued during the whole kerfuffle. 

5 suspects have been apprehended & appeared in court over Tuesdays deadly attacks. 


Zimbabwe’s Government is the latest in a series of African governments to impose a nationwide internet shutdown


The hike means petrol prices rose from $1.24 (£0.97) a litre to $3.31 , with diesel up from $1.36 a litre to $3.11.


The Gabonese President Ali Bongo finally arrives back to Gabon on Tuesday, in Libreville; the Country’s capital. 


As reported in last week’s In Color; President Bongo has been M.I.A since from his country since October last year, after suffering a stroke in Saudi Arabia while in attendance for a summit during which Gabon has been without an effective government

  • President Ali Bongo has not been seen in public since he was admitted into a hospital on the 24th of October, 2018. 38 ministers arrived at the beachside presidential palace in Libreville on Tuesday morning & were sworn in at a ceremony presided over by President Bongo.
  • This event was so exclusive, it was also closed to the press.
  • One of the minster’s sworn in is quoted saying this;

“It will certainly take him several months to fully recover his physical abilities, that’s for sure”

  • Government spokesman Nanette Longa-Makinda is quoted by AFP news saying;

“It was very moving to see him,”

  • President Ali Bongo & his family have been ruling Gabon for over 5 decades, maintaining a strong relationship & alliance with former Colonizer France. 


Pastoralists in Mali are utilizing satellites in search of watering holes. 


  • In the Sahel, climate change has manifested into long droughts which threaten livestock populations due to the scarcity of freshwater during the dry season; animals are at risk of dying before reaching the next desert water supply.
  • Now, with the use of satellite imagery & cellphones, real time information is available on water & vegetation
  • Pastoralists use the private Garbal mobile phone serviceestablished by the Sustainable Technology Adaptation for Mali’s Pastoralists (STAMP) project in November of 2017operated through telecom company Orange Mali, to access the service. 
  • To make use of this service, users call or send a digital request to a call center or database for a small fee, & receive information on the surface water in a chosen location. Satellite imagery allows for real time information on water & vegetation, informing real time decisions. This is of benefit a pastoralist & their respective livestock. 
  • This project is funded by the Netherlands Space Agency through Geodata for Agriculture and Water Facility. Hoefsloot Spatial Solutions provides the satellite imagery, Orange Mali manages operation of the call center, & TASSAGHT (Malian peacebuilding organisation) assist with the gathering of ground data through local pastorials. 

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Nigeria is holding its general elections next month; on the 16th of February 2019. So naturally, it has been a sh%#t show.


you guessed it!

Politricks & clownery.


Lets start off with this EXTREMELY telling & descriptive video with great imagery down below.

Nigerian politician aides boldly & in broad daylight coerce the residents of Elelenwo, Rivers states to turn in their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) in exchange for wrappers.

Incase you were still wondering for some reason needed even more clarification; yes, they are selling their votes & yes this is completely against the constitutional laws of the land.

Chima Anyaso entrepreneur & House of Representative aspirant suggested fellow aspirant/opponent Benjamin Kalu should “screw” himself.

…How eloquent!

  • Chima Anyaso is an entrepreneur who owns a couple of hotels & works in the downstream sector in Nigeria’s oil & gas sphere. He represents the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
  •  Benjamin Kalu is a lawyer; a barrister to be exact, who is also partner in a law firm & he represents the All Progressives Congress(APC)party.

Meanwhile in Ibadan;

House of Representative aspirant & member of APC political party; Saheed Fijabi releases a press statement. Claiming opponent & Zenith Labor Party member; Rotimi Ajanaku ordered a physical attack on him.

  • Rotimi Ajanaku has fervently denied these claims. Urging Saheed Fijabi provide evidence supporting them. Mr. Ajanaku also states Mr. Fijabi’s claims are explicitly fabricated & false. 

Is the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari confused about who exactly are the members of his own party; (APC) ?


The correct answer is in fact; yesThe president is caught on camera passing over his party-(APC)’s flag to another Presidential candidate, administering a lackluster & passionless speech to the people of Nigeria.


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Here’s the 3rd installment on the dramatic senator & our failed judiciary system.

As mentioned in last week’s In Color; the Nigerian senator has been attempted to be arraigned 4 separate times by law enforcement.

He finally turned himself in, however due to a mighty convenient asthma attack, he insisted on medical assistance upon arriving in police custody. Senator Melaye was then taken to a police hospital located in Garki, Abuja. There the dear senator was given a clean bill of health, still he remained uncooperative refusing to leave the medical facility.

Consequently, he was forcefully removed by masked military officials & transferred to the Department of State Security Services (DDS) medical facility located in Abuja.

Senator Melaye refused to actually walk into the DDS building upon arrival, then he spent the night on the floor; outside the medical facility. 


All caught up now? 

Yesterday, Senator Dino Melaye won

He was granted bail at a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama on grounds of human rights violations, due to his ill-health.



  • His lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, argued the Senator be out on bail while he awaits arraignment by the police.
  • Justice Yusuf Halilu agreed. Granting the Senator bail on health issues. 

5 bank accounts of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu have been frozen by the Nigerian Federal Government. 


  • As reported in last week’s In Color the Judge was set to stand trial on Monday facing 6-count charges relating to a false declaration of assets at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. 
  • Justice Onnoghen was in fact awol & refused to appear on 14th set trial date before Justice Danladi Umar’s 3-member panel. 

Speaking of abuse of power, toxic masculinity & frankly assault…

Also welp


Rest in Peace to Ahmed Hussein-Suale.


  • Ahmed Hussein-Suale was an undercover investigative journalist under the Tiger Eye team. His biggest claim to fame was the June 2018 film he released. Exposing football corruption in Ghana & the whole of Africa.
  • The film brought about the dissolution of the Ghana Football Association &  a lifetime ban FIFA handed to its former head, Kwesi Nyantakyi including some referees.
  • Hussein-Suale was murdered on January 16, Wednesday night, in an Accra suburb. On his way home after receiving word of his child being sick.
  • He was shot 3 times; twice in the chest & once in the neck.
  • Hussein-Suale’s colleagues have announced they would not be silenced & will be continued his legacy by staying true to the press. RIP to Ahmed Hussein-Suale. Journalism is not a crime & freedom of the press is a constitutional law.

The Ghanaian President; Nana Akufo-Addo has released a press statement openly condemning the murder of the virtuous journalist & expressing his deepest condolences. Promising Ghanaians law enforcement are doing everything within their power to bring the perpetrators to justice.  


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Gabon has shutdown its border crossings with Cameroon after an attempted coup d’etat on January 7th, 2019.

  • On Monday, Soldiers stormed the country’s national radio station, seizing power & announcing the establishment of a “restoration council” in the oil-rich country. The public was being asked to rise up ! Against the Gabonese President-Dictator; Ali Bongo Ondimba.
  • Lieutenant Kelly Ondo Obiang, backed by two soldiers standing behind him; assault rifles in hand, appeared on national television informing the public that the coup attempt was by a group called the Patriotic Movement of the Defence and Security Forces of Gabon.
  • Gabonese Authorities claim to have restored order; arraigning 8 of the remaining coup plotters –with 2 dying at the arms of government officials– gaining back control of the radio station. & releasing hostages.
  • In a statement made from the country’s Security Minister; Guy Bertrand Mapangou assured the Gabonese people the hostages had all been free & culprits handed over to the public sector for due process.
  • On Tuesday the Gabonese government shutdown all broadcasting & internet services.
  • On Wednesday, Libreville, the capital, was silent. While President-Dictator; Ali Bongo Ondimba is still missing in action.

Gabonese President; Ali Bongo Ondimba rose to power in 2009, after the death of his late father –& former President Dictator; El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba– who previously ruled for 42 years.


President Bongo has been out of the country since last year October.

He suffered a stroke while in attendance for a summit in Saudi Arabia.

Many Gabonese people think “he lacks the communication skill” of his father. As President Ali Bongo; who went abroad to pursue a Western education, barely speaks a lick of the ethic languages in Gabon.

All goods & passengers returning to Gabon, are now stranded in; Kissosi, the border town of Cameroon.

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Meet Sibahle Zwane;

the 10-year-old South African Math genius.


  • He blew up on the scene when he was filmed by a local South African Police Officer solving sums on the spot off the top of his head.
  • Sibahle Zwane works faster than your average calculator with what seems like zero mental effort.
  •  He is black excellence.

Meanwhile on;

Why do white people hate black people –including children– news?

But furthermore in other extreme & dangerous toxic masculinity news;

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Hiccups in the Democratic process in The Democratic Republic of The Congo. 

After waiting over years for a delayed election, citizens voted on December 30, 2018 finally for a new President. Here’s the “problem” another candidate & member of the opposition; Martin Fayulu, is appealing the result, claiming he in fact won. & with 62% of the vote at that. 

We have been keeping an eye on the road to DR Congo’s Presidential Election 2016, 2017, 2018. & many things do not sit right with our spirit.

You tell us if this raises any eyebrows. 


President-Dictator; Joseph Kabila, who has been in office since 2001, was finally forced to hand over control. Kabila had already taken precautions to hand select a successor by the name of  Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary. A man who is currently on a EU  sanctions list  for violence against social activists. 

To counter this house of cards move, 7 individual candidates of whom where respectively a part of the “opposition” met at the Kofi Annan Foundation in Geneva. Felix Tshisekedi –current election winner– was also in attendance.

The conclusion at the Geneva rondevu –which know to some as the Lamuka Coalition– was that Martin Fayulu, be the sole candidate backed to oppose Shady Shadary.  

  • Days after, Felix Tshisekedi & Vital Kamerhe,  pulled out of coalition.
  • Fayulu’s camp accused Tshisekedi of making deals with Joseph Kabila to secure the election. Fayulu’s is quoted saying, “You can’t manufacture results behind closed doors,”.
  • Tshisekedi’s political career is built on exclaiming “I will not sit in the institutions from fraudulent elections,” then quitting political office.
  • Making such a move so early in his career set a precedent that has led him to become a decision maker in the Union for Democracy & Social Progress; The DRC’s oldest & largest political party.

However to be fair, Fayulu & the Commitment to Citizenship and Development Party aren’t the only ones disputing the election results. The Catholic Church has also rejected the official result, basing the on data off of its 40,000 strong observation mission

“The results published do not match the data collected by our own observation mission.” –Marcel Utembi National Episcopal Conference of Congo

Judges are to meet this upcoming week to review evidence claiming Faylu’s victory & the judges conclude that there is infact a case of dispute; proceedings will continue. If otherwise Felix Tshisekedi will be sworn in on January 18, 2019, putting an end to President-Dictator Joseph Kabila’s 17 year reign

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The US just broke another record!!!


…On the hunt for the wall.

This now 22 day long government shutdown breaks a record in US history.

As reported in Last week’s In Color;

The American President Donald Trump is still standing his ground & is unwavering in his demand for the funding of the $5.7bn wall.

  • Roughly 800,000 Federal workers were without a paycheck as of Friday.
  • TSA is heavily affected as workers call in sick. Miami international airport in Florida has announced it will be closing down one of its terminals over the next several days due to a possible shortage of security screeners.
  • It has also been reported that some members of Congress decided to give up their paychecks.

Our 2 cents?

If security was the American President’s priority this does seems like an awfully counterproductive way to go about.


Meet Hollywood’s youngest ever executive producer;


Marsai Martain.

This 14 year-old actress is set to star in the spring comedy Little that she also produced.

  • Little is about a no-nonsense tech entrepreneur who wakes up only to discover that a random act of black girl magic has transformed her into the 13-year-old version of herself.
  • Marsai is said to have dreamt the whole thing up! Then of which she pitched with fellow writer Tracy Y. Oliver at age 11.

Watch the trailer below:

It doesn’t matter if you are four or 84, there’s no limit to what you can do,” Marsai told The Root.

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As reported in last Week‘s In Color;

protests continue to ensue in Sudan as President- Dictator; Omar al-Bashir refuses to step down, saying; the only way to “grab power” is in the 2020 Sudanese Presidential election.

  • Nationwide protests have been taking place with crowds –fed up of the Sudanese President’s 29 year rule– chanting “Freedom, Peace, Justice” as they walked though in the capital Khartoum & its twin city Omdurman.
  • Eye witnesses say they were quickly confronted with tear gas.
  • Authorities say there was a recorded death toll of 22 civilians however the Human Right’s Watch gave a number of 40. This included children & medical personnel.

President-Dictator still insists that most of Sudan’s problems are a direct implication of Western influence.

  • He blames Washington for Sudan’s economic crisis; due to a 1997 trading embargo placed on Khartoum. It was recently lifted in October 2017.


Those who tried to destroy Sudan… put conditions on us to solve our problems, I tell them that our dignity is more than the price of dollars,” al-Bashir said.

  • There is also huge shortage in foreign currency, repeated shortages in food & fuel, with the price of food & medicine more than doubling.
  • Human rights groups also report more than a 1,000 people being arrested since the protests began this includes opposition leaders, activists & journalists as well as demonstrators.

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The regional editor of the popular Nigerian news outlet; the Daily Trust was arrested on Sunday in Maiduguri, Borno State.

  • The Nigerian army raided the news media company & then detained Uthman Abubakar; the regional editor, alongside Ibrahim Sawab. Who is also a Daily Trust reporter.
  • At 10pm on Sunday Mr. Ibrahim Sawab was released & he confirmed Mr. Uthman Abubakar was still in police custody.
  • The Nigerian military shut down Daily Trust branch offices across the country; in Maiduguri, Abuja & Lagos.
  • After nationwide backlash, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the military to retreat & vacate the newspaper’s premises.
  • Mr Usman, a Brigadier General & the Director of Army Public Relations claims this just ordinary regular military protocol as the Daily Trust

divulged classified military information, thus undermining national security”.

Let the politricking commence;


Nigerian Senator; Dino Melaye continues to constitute a nuisance of himself as he forcefully decides to spend the night outside a medical facility on a sleeping bag.

  • After this, he insisted on spending the night outside, on the floor, with the extremely friendly & enthusiastic mosquitoes. 

But don’t fret for the dear Senator; who represents Kogi West in the upper legislative chamber.

As he doesn’t have a shortage of supporters & powerful colleagues who presume all this to be a political witch hunt. Like fellow People’s Democratic Party (PDP) party members; Senator Ben Murray-Bruce  & current Senate President; Bukola Saraki.

Speaking of a witch hunt;

The Code of conduct Bureau(CCB) has filed charges against Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.


  • Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen is the current Chief Justice of Nigeria.
  • According to Sahara reporters the 6-count corruption related charges brought up against him were on account of a fraudulent declaration of assets when he assumed position in office on March 6, 2017.
  • The trail date is set for Monday; January 14th, 2009. The is Justice set to stand in front of a jury of his peers, in a 3 man panel, led by Justice Dandladi Y. Umar; at a Federal High Court in Abuja.
  • The 6-count document was dated in January 10th, 2019 & signed the next consecutive day.


by all means,

lock the man up & throw away the key if he broke the law.

However considering all the corruption & atrocities happening in the current President Buhari’s administration, it’s hard to prevent the rumblings of abuse of power to avoid bubbling to the surface.

All we want to know is;

would the Nigerian President also persecute members of his party that have been accused & caught on tape breaking the law through various corrupt means like receiving/accepting bribes?

Also, when is anything ever this speedy in Nigeria’s government?

We don’t know, you tell us.


in other problematic news & an example of a textbook we should never educate our children with;

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Here’s to Rwanda doing the work!


The Rwandese government enforces ban on Skin-Whitening creams, combing through the eery shadows of Colonization & Colorism one necessary law at a time.

A Week In Color



Happy belated independence  –birthday– day to the first free black colony; Haiti !!!


In Haitian diaspora news;on Monday, January 7th, at the Eastern District  New York Federal Courthouse located in downtown Brooklyn, a demonstration is to be held at 9:00 am, followed by a lawsuit at 9:30 am to protecting Haitian immigrants in the United States. 

  • This rally is being held to prevent the deportation of  ~50,000 immigrants from the Caribbean Islands.
  • The demonstration is fighting for the rights of Haitian immigrant protection under Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
  • TPS is a legal designation that allows the people from war-torn countries or countries riddled with natural disasters to seek refugee in the “great” United States.
  • Amidst the American President’s sentiments towards people of color from “shithole countries” the termination of Temporary Protected Status is about to ensue. 
  • The Saget et al v. Trump case is the first trial to challenge the government’s unlawful termination of TPS.

It’s no secret that mother nature has been less than kind to Haiti. With a record-breaking number of earthquakes, hurricanes & a cholera outbreak.

The U.S invests so much money into advertising the “American Dream” however, are only a certain group –hue– of people allowed this day-dream? 

What’s even more interesting; is the push back towards immigration for a country where the majority of their population is in fact constituted of mostly immigrants; although caucausian.  

So is race in play?


when was it ever not? In the US.

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On Wednesday, South African activists marched to the Union Buildings located in Pretoria, Johannesburg. to protest the incarceration of their fellow #FeeMustFall activists & urging their immediate release.

  • the #FeeMustFall movement/protest sprung in 2017. When a group of tired students had had enough.
  • #FeeMustFall not only addresses the unaffordable tuition but also a plethora of issues that affect the South African youth like unemployment.
  • The march led by Bonginkosi Khanyile was in solidarity for the release of Kanye Cekeshe ; a fellow activist, who is currently serving time for his protests in Wits University. 
  • Bonginkosi himself is also facing jail time on bogus charges; like public violence & failing to comply with the police.


Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mwangagwa signs the Presidential Clean-up Day declaration bill in the country’s capital.


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The Federal Attorney General of Ethiopia –who seems to be staying purposefully anonymousissues arrest warrants for about 28 individuals suspected to be behind the deadly incident rocking Burayu town that targeted ethnic minorities.

  • On September 2018; 23 civilians lost their lives due to the violent riot & the deadly attacks. 
  • Thousands of people fled the scene, taking refugee in schools & other public government facilities in Addias Ababa; the country’s capital. 
  • The attacks increased tensions & clashes between members of the two predominant ethnic groups in Southern Ethiopia; the Sidamas & the Wolaita.

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Despite harsh weather conditions from torrential rains in the DR’s capital. Congolese people brave the rain & chaos to cast their ballots at a polling stationOn December 30, 2018 the –3 year delayed– Presidential election was finally allowed to ensue & mother nature wasn’t the only manipulationing factor.

  • The polls intially set to be open at 5am was delayed until 10 due to claims of “broken voting machines“. Some people had to travel at distance of 25 km just to cast their votes because their name had been transferred to another polling station without any previous warning.
  • Meanwhile, a government issued internet shutdown is still on going as the President-dictator & ruling Congolese party insists it for the people’s own benefit to “prevent disorder“.

The Congolese electoral commission have announced that the election results “may be delayed” as ballots tickle in & tensions tighten over the vote count.



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The US congress makes history with a couple “firsts” & a diverse number of women finally taking position in  office. Here’s to diversifying our government & making sure it is representative of the people in the real world.

Ilhan Omar wins Minnesota’s Democratic US House primary.


Some other “firsts” include Ayanna Pressley & Jahanna Hayes.

Jahanna Hayes is the first elected black congresswoman in Connecticut.

& Ayanna Pressley is the first black woman to hold a seat in congress for the state of Massachusetts.


  • The new U.S legistrators were sworn in on Thursday. With a record-breaking number of 102 women occupying seats in office.
  • Deb Haaland & Sharice Davids were the first Native American women ever to be elected to congress.

In America???




help us,

make it,

make sense.

Representation matters.


On this season (week) on politricks & clownery:

President Donald Trump seems to be doubling down on his pursuit of the wall

A meeting held on Friday between the American Republican president & some newly empowered Democrats shows that there seems to be a disconnect between the Republicans & the Democrats about what really transpired in the meetings minutes.

(Again we ask; why does America only have a two-party system? there is nooo way that is nearly enough representation but. Okay back to it) :

Chuck Schumer; a Democratic Senator, says the meeting was contentious & President Trump stated “The shutdown could go on for months or years”

President Donald Trump in a press statement is on the record saying


“We had a very, very productive meeting and I think we’ve come a long way”

he went even further to include

“We’re all on the same path in terms of wanting to get government open.” 

When asked by reporters if Senator Chuck Schumers conflicting statement describing the series of events at the meeting were in fact true? The American President is quoted saying:

“Absolutely I said that,”


As for the Federal employees whose paycheck will be affected by the government shutdown?

President Donald Trump is encouraging their landlords “to be nice and easy

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Protests ensue throughout the nation as an opposing party demands the resignation of President-Dictator Omar al-Bashir.


  • The violent street protests; initially sparked by price spikes in goods & services, plus fuel scarcity, is said to have been on going for 2 weeks. The exact death toll remains unknown.
  • Authorities have placed a cap on daily bank withdrawals, Atm lines are excruciatingly long & Sudanese people are frankly fed up.
  • The Sudanese President tried to appease the people by offering an increase in wages hoping to quell the ongoing demonstrations.
  • It hasn’t seemed to work. As of Thursday 4 different opposition groups released a joint statement, calling for a nationwide protest on Friday.
  • A march is also to be taken place on Sunday at President-Dicatator Omar al-Bashir’s Nile-side palace.

The Sudanese President blames Sudan’s conditions on wars & international economic sanctions.

  • President” Omar al-Bashir has been in seat since October 16, 1993 when he started his “Presidential” term.


Ghana is fast becoming the new end of the year diaspora meet up location. & we have to say, we are not in the least mad at it.

  • Ghana’s new government is focused on establishing relationships with the diaspora community. This is in line with the Year of Return 2019 programme launched by the government welcoming African Americans & the black diaspora back to their home land.


We love it when the blacks link up.


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On Monday; December 31, 2018 collaborative efforts between Nigerian & Nigerien ensued as troops risked their lives to protect the people of West Africa.

  • It’s no secret that the Nigerian army is under-equipped. On Monday Nigerian troops launched an offensive attack trying to claim back a strategic town in Borno –located in the North eastern part of Nigeria– that had been overpowered by Boko Haram a known terrorist group.
  • The Nigerian military claims to have overthrown the terrorist group out of Baga, however eye witnesses & the scrambling residents refute this.
  • The unrest has spilled to neighboring countries like Chad, Niger & Cameroon.

After 4 separate attempts to arraign Senator Dino Melaye, he finally turns himself into the custody of police.

  • Senator Dino Melaye has been charged with numerous crimes. From perjury, culpable homicide to criminal conspiracy.


  • Senator Dino Melaye alleges that Ibrahim Idris;the Inspector General of Police is conspiring to inject him with a poisonous substance.
  • Senator Dino Melaye is still currently in the custody of the police.

…For now.


Despite the gloomy political environment & harsh –to say the least– economic realities in Nigeria, the vibrant people remain upbeat with an almost unrealistic optimistic out look on life.

Below is an insight in culture;

Nigeria’s annual Calabar Carnival is a  huge tourist attraction. It brings the nation together as Nigerians from various ethnic groups & walks of life congregate together celebrating life.

Tech Talk: Disconnected

When your Wi- Fi acts up, it can usually be fixed by grabbing a pen & depressing a small reset button on the back of your router.

Now imagine losing your internet connection…

we know that’s tantamount to hell for most of you.

& don’t worry, because we even get it.

So what happens when you discover your entire country –or region– is dealing with the exact. Same. Problem.


Even worse?

It was ordered by an oppressive government or an overzealous leader.


Today we will be discussing internet shutdowns & its role as a strategic tool in preventing the spread or access of information to the general masses.

But first;

let us talk about the internet. Specifically, social media & its effect on our society.

Whatever it is, you name it; there’s probably a blog post, picture, video or tweet about it. If you can type it then it’s somewhere on the internet.

Have any random off the top of your head questions?
Google or Wikipedia is your friend & will quickly link you with an answer. So let’s say you are part of the diaspora & your mom –like alot of us– is back home. It’s the holidays & you need to wish her a Happy New Year. In the past a calling card of some sort would be required or any other arbituary just as stressful method.

Thankfully in the modern age Facetime & WhatsApp (WozUpp) now exist & it is generally the go to means of communicating with your family accross the pond.

The internet has also changed the way we do business. Bank transfers can now be completed via mobile devices. Goods can be obtained without leaving the comfort of your home thanks to new age entreprenuers with services like Jumia. It’s difficult to find an industry that has not been altered by the modern phenomon that is the internet.

So what is the real deal with these internet shutdowns happening all across Africa?

Ever heard the phrase “Pictures or it didn’t it count“,

basically to say: if there is no photo evidence then the event never occured.

This is now true, more than ever before in this digital age.

Still here?

Say you’re commuting using public transport back home from a long day at work.

Your stop is approaching & you’re upto of your game. So you inform the driver of said stop by pulling on the stop request cord. For some unknown reason the cord malfunctions & the driver passes your stop before you even have the chance to protest. Now you are a mile from your intended stop with a long walk home.

African leaders are participating in a similar game.

But this game is riggered & the cord was purposefully disconnected.

In this game, business are missing out on profits & opportunities.

In this game, citizens are denied access to information, contributing even further to the digital divide.

The spread of information on the internet has made it more difficult to isolate, & oppress people while remaining unnoticed.

African leaders are now under pressure from citizens to become more transparent with the inner workings of their respective governments.

The people are demanding accountability. Now more than ever.

These are how some government’s are responding:


It has become an new trend for African world leaders to turn off the “router” in their country, leaving millions of their citizens in cyber darkness without access to internet & information consequently detering foreign investors.

Their rational…

If the people can’t tweet about it then it didn’t happen. Evidence of government oppositions, videos depicting aggressive military actions, or solidarity from shared experiences are stifled.

If no information gets out then the world can’t be outraged.


Share it! Retweet it! Upload it!

Talk about it within your communities, in person and online. Your voices can’t be stiffled & we all know the internet is all about shooting your shot these days. Allow yourself to be heard.

No reason to suffer in silence.

Although it seems like a gloomy political atmosphere in the bountiful continent, here are some examples of why your voice matters.

Movements, organizations, & individuals speaking up on the web.


Backlash from the public due to the firing of Nhlanhla Nene; the Minister of finance. The public felt duped & resentment towards former South African President Jacob Zuma for paying off his private homes using state funds. They banned together & their voices were heard under the movement & hastag #ZumaMustFall.


Sums up multiple protests denouncing misogyny & the underwhelming response to violence against women worldwide.


Zimbabwean pastor & democratic activist; Evan Mawarire, posted a video of himself wearing the Zimbabwean flag around his neck while speaking against the state of public services, Zimbabwean economy & its effect on his community.

The video went viral, ganering so much attention that soon after others began sharing their shared experiences of hardship while wearing the flag arround their neck as a sign of solidarity & protest.




Udeme is a platform designed to hold the Nigerian government accountable for how funds for capital projects are spent. Their goal is to inform & educate citizens on what part of the nations budget is set aside for developmental projects in their community. Empower Nigerian citizen with information to track, investigate & report corruption in the processing of projects funded by government budgets. Click this link to follow them on twitter.

Adeola Fayehun

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Adeola Fayehun is a Millennial Political reporter, she brings you breaking african news with satirical commentary that is digestable intended to keep you engaged & informed. Check her out for yourself.

The internet or access to it does not create political unrest –cause African world leaders swear it does. It can however, aid expression, contribute to the distribution & transfer of information. Provide an escape & still serve as a safe space to find all your vested interests.

When used properly the internet is a tool for sharing new ideas & views. It has been viatal for understanding the black diaspora relations & for keeping up with the current state of the African experience.

How will you use it?

What will you share?

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Sure, you’re main stream but we want you in the know.

Meet Tdk Macassette

Give her, her credit !

Cause this Durban born rising star is one of the hottest things happening in South Africa & dance music right now. Full name Thandeka Mkhwanazi; Tdk says she caught her big break from working with DJ Maphorisa & a client based in Cameroon.

You see, Tdk Macassette can’t be boxed in. Like most WhoToldYou artists she is unpredictable in terms of her versitility.  She owns an established & thriving P.R company called Tdeeiosion. While working with her then client –& Dj Maphorisa– at the time, she hopped into the booth “fooling around” & the Gqom barbie was born.

She went on to do a couple collaborations with DJ Maphorisa  & the Gqom wave formed;  Goosheshe(Ft. Dj Buckz, Sjava & Tdk  Macassette)


Iwalk Ye Phara (Ft. Tdk Macassette & Zulu Mkhathini)

Tdk‘s rthymic pace & her distinctive voice on dance beats made the people fall in love, dubbed “gqom chant” due to the high energy vibrations felt when her lyrics are repeated in large crowds.

But this 26 year-old does not disapoint when it comes to stage presense either. Tdk Macassette always masters the stage like a pro!


Unfortunately Dj Maphorisa & Tdk Macassette did not have an amicable end to their partnership.

But hey,

the show must go on

& so did she.

Domoroza -Tdk Macasette

was the next banger this barbie with a bwady released on world dance markets.

She says “domoroza” means to have fun, get silly & just be your authentic self.  Tdk Macassette considers herself a playful girl that stays true to herself & she wants listeners to hear that in her music.

For her career’s sucesss she mentions the usual heavy hitters; herself, God & family. However she is especially grateful to Dance dj legend; Dj Cndo. Tdk mentions Dj Cndo’sreal name; Sindisiwe Zungu–  as one of the people instrumental in her journey to sucess as Dj Cndo always shared her platform with the Gqom barbie.

Here’s to girls supporting girls!

Tdk macessette says; thanks to DJ Cndo sharing her stage & set with her for 1- 2 minutes, she was able to showcase her talent & be discovered by Universal music.

Up next the world !

Zama- Tdk Macessette is the latest tune this gqom artist released. Watch out for this focused young star because you definitely haven’t heard the last of her.

Meet Niniola 

The energy queen.  Book Niniola for your show & you’re sure to be entertained.We can bet our bottom Naira that you haven’t heard house music like this before; with an african twist.  Frankie Knuckles could never have imagined this with the diaspora when he first layed his beats at the warehouse on the Southside of Chicago.


Niniola considers her music Afro-House; a mash up between Afro-beats & house music. But how ever she chooses to categorize her art, one thing is for certain; it is definitely a hitting bop no matter what you call it. Niniola released  Ibadi produced by Nigerian heavy hitter producer; Sarz & the rest all seems to be history. It took a while for this fireball of energy to find her real footing & sound. We all know the world market for a female artist is already cookie cutter, so in a country like Nigeria that feigns modesty; Niniola‘s rauchy, sex positive lyrics in Yoruba -a native language– has the Nigerian audience split. Something everyone cannot deny is Niniola‘s obvious talent.

Maradona- Niniola

was when it seemed this shinning star had finally found confidence in herself & harnessed her feminine energy. Play this tune to be engulfed in Nini’s world of  Afro-House.

niniola.jpgSicker- is another Afro- house fusion by Ninola. With body confident lyrics, she tells girls how she is in fact the baddest & doesn’t need any nigga to help her out. All on an Afro-house fusion beat. Niniola‘s music is lighthearted. It leaves you with a complete full body exercise because it’s guaranteed to make you shake your body to the beat.

If we only had one chance to  convince you?

 Bana-Niniola will let you know why you heard her name, first on WhoToldYou.

Just ask your favorite cheorographers or Djs; we are willing to bet they’ve danced or mixed to this.

Funfact: Niniola is WhoToldYou all-star; Teni the entertainer’s older sister. We guess undeniable talent runs in this  particular family. 

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