Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

April 19, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
3 Comments

Combating Boko Haram

Can Boko Haram Be Defeated? My friend Laura sent me this excellent 2 and 1/2 minute video from the Carter Center. The speaker, Dr. Fatima Akilu, “is a university educator and an advocate for marginalized groups working in the area … Continue reading

April 15, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
0 comments

Missing Girls Three Years Later

Boko Haram Protest April 15 marks three years since nearly 300 girls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, northern Nigeria. Most parents are still waiting to hear the fate of their missing girls. They still have hope. On April … Continue reading

March 14, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
2 Comments

Pi Day

Math Fun Do you remember Pi? No, not the book or movie Life of Pi, but from math! Think of today’s date – 3/14. Does that remind you? It would, if you studied geometry or trigonometry in high school or college. … Continue reading

March 10, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
2 Comments

Humanitarian Crisis

Humanitarian Crisis The former ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell is at the Council on Foreign Relations. He writes about much of sub-Sahara Africa. He has written before about the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria. He had two recent posts I want … Continue reading

February 14, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
Comments Off on Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

White Privilege – More Conversation I love all the attention our essay contest is getting. After all, that’s the point – to stimulate conversation! On Saturday morning TEAM Westport Chair Harold Bailey was interviewed on CNN. The interviewer was Michael … Continue reading

February 10, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
Comments Off on Damage from Boko Haram

Damage from Boko Haram

Combating Boko Haram’s Influence About 70 freed Boko Haram captives are nearing the end of a 9-month program to aid their reintegration to Nigerian society. Psychologists and Islamic teachers are helping them. Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, … Continue reading

February 2, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
2 Comments

What Does White Privilege Mean to You?

Former Westport Resident Talks About White Privilege TEAM Westport is our town’s committee dedicated to multi-cultural awareness. The acronym TEAM stands for is Together Effectively Achieving Multiculturalism. I am a member. We are holding our 4th annual essay contest for … Continue reading

December 8, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
4 Comments

Nigeria in Need

Nigeria in Need A frightening article in AlJazeera online warns of the situation in northern Nigeria. It says Nigeria is in need. President Buhari is claiming victories against Boko Haram. The article says, “The counterinsurgency has clawed back some territory, … Continue reading

November 19, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
4 Comments

Humanitarian Crisis in Northern Nigeria

Child Deaths in Northern Nigeria For months there have been hints that all is not well in the camps for IDPs – Internally Displaced Persons – in northeast Nigeria. I’ve read bits about the humanitarian crisis. The New York Times … Continue reading

November 14, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
Comments Off on Small World Coincidences Abound

Small World Coincidences Abound

Small World Coincidences As I get older and have more connections, small world coincidences seem more frequent. Do you find this too? The past week has been overflowing with small world coincidences. First – my friend Nick Thiemann who was a lawyer … Continue reading