African News

Darkness Engulfs Zimbabwe

Darkness Engulfs Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has been hit by a double whammy: the shutdown of a major power station, and the disruption of electricity supplies from the neighbouring (...)

| October 2006 | 542 views

Nigeria, England, Scotland battle for whiz kid

Nigeria, England, Scotland battle for whiz kid

By Abu B. Shaw, Vanguard London Bureau Chief Soccer sensation Gabriel Agbonlahor(photo) of English Premiership club Aston Villa is currently at the (...)

| October 2006 | 3213 views

 Zambia: Mwanawasa in Trouble

Zambia: Mwanawasa in Trouble

Zambia’s faith in democracy is being tested by the failure of successive leaders to entrench democratic norms while in office, political analysts and (...)

| September 2006 | 475 views

The Need for an Institute of Ghanaian Values

The Need for an Institute of Ghanaian Values

By Kofi Akosah-Sarpong, Ottawa Observations by Dr Kwabena Adjei(photo), chair of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), that (...)

| September 2006 | 477 views

Senegal: Rebel War Intensifies

Senegal: Rebel War Intensifies

Thousands of people who have fled fighting between the Senegal army and pro-independence rebels in Senegal’s southern Casamance region are bedding in (...)

| September 2006 | 544 views

Guinea-Bissau: Proposed Law to Ban FGM

Guinea-Bissau: Proposed Law to Ban FGM

The practice of fanado, or female genital mutilation, could soon be outlawed by a new bill to be presented to the Guinea-Bissau parliament. Fanado is a (...)

| September 2006 | 574 views

Liberia: Massive Brain Drain Hampers Development

Liberia: Massive Brain Drain Hampers Development

After more than a dozen years of bloody conflict, the Liberian Government’s ability to rebuild the nation is seriously hampered by a lack of properly (...)

| September 2006 | 539 views

New Ghana High Commissioner Arrives in Canada

New Ghana High Commissioner Arrives in Canada

Dr (Mrs.) Margaret Ivy Amoakohene(photo), High-Commissioner-Designate of the Republic of Ghana to Canada, arrived in Ottawa on Thursday, July 27 2006. She (...)

| August 2006 | 744 views

London: Damilola’s Killers Found Guilty

By Abu B. Shaw, Vanguard London Bureau Chief After six years, three prolonged trials and an expenditure of 16 million pounds sterling, the killers of the (...)

| August 2006 | 523 views