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Britain's new black attorney general

Britain’s new black attorney general

The new attorney general of the United Kingdom, Dominican-born Baroness Patricia Scotland of Asthal QC(photo), has been “very humbled” by the (...)

| September 2007 | 1219 views

UK: Bright African student faces deportation

UK: Bright African student faces deportation

By Abu B. Shaw, London. The Home Office has ignored emotional appeals from a cross section of society to go ahead with the booting out of an African (...)

| September 2007 | 1836 views

Democratic Growth, Democratic Living

Democratic Growth, Democratic Living

By Kofi Akosah-Sarpong Once a playground of military juntas, autocrats, and one-party apparatchiks, Ghana has experienced its share of Africa’s (...)

| August 2007 | 807 views

In Search of Congo's Coltan

In Search of Congo’s Coltan

Mvemba Phezo Dizolele. Bukavu is perched high above Lake Kivu, gently encroaching on the placid body of water between Rwanda and Congo. Once known as the (...)

| August 2007 | 626 views

ACR's insight on UN role in Darfur

ACR’s insight on UN role in Darfur

Now the UN has finally announced the deployment of some 26,000 troops in Darfur. It took a long, long time coming, for the defenceless victims, including (...)

| August 2007 | 674 views

 Liberia: Rampant Ritual Killings or Gboyo

Liberia: Rampant Ritual Killings or Gboyo

Kofi Akosah-Sarpong discusses Liberia’s dilemma with human sacrifice and cannibalistic practices in its development process, drawing examples from (...)

| August 2007 | 2415 views

 Oil Find: Ghana should go the Botswana Way

Oil Find: Ghana should go the Botswana Way

By Kofi Akosah-Sarpong. Compared to other African states, the ongoing debate about oil find in Ghana has been more balanced and indicative of the emerging (...)

| August 2007 | 1362 views

Aliu Mahama, Superstition and Elections

Aliu Mahama, Superstition and Elections

Commentary By Kofi Akosah-Sarpong. Following the dispensation of multi-party democratic rule in Ghana some fifteen years ago, Ghana’s Vice (...)

| July 2007 | 805 views

Oil in Ghana: A Timely Warning!

Oil in Ghana: A Timely Warning!

By Dr Kwaku Osafo. The news of oil discovery off Cape Three Points in the Western Region has thrown the NPP government and the general Ghanaian public (...)

| July 2007 | 1001 views

African Legal Playground: The Ugandan Way

African Legal Playground: The Ugandan Way

News Analysis. By Kofi Akosah-Sarpong, Ottawa. As a nation-state, Uganda, born in 1962, has gone though a lot of trouble - from political and economic (...)

| July 2007 | 619 views

Georgina Wood's Legal Playing Ground

Georgina Wood’s Legal Playing Ground

"Kofi Akosah-Sarpong argues that the only way to signal a new dawn in Ghana’s juducial service is for Ghana’s new Chief Justice, Justice (...)

| June 2007 | 1121 views

Growing Cultural Voices to Re-think Ghana

Growing Cultural Voices to Re-think Ghana

Commentary. By Kofi Akosah-Sarpong Developmentally, despite its 50 years of corporate existence, indigenous Ghana and neo-liberal Ghana are worlds (...)

| June 2007 | 625 views