African News

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 | 508 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 | 546 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 | 495 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 | 710 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 | 500 views

Home Office Slams African Voodoo Story

Home Office Slams African Voodoo Story

By Abu B. Shaw, Vanguard London Bureau Chief The Home Office, charged with the responsibility of monitoring Immigration and Naturalisation affairs in the (...)

| August 2006 | 642 views

Development and Culture (1)

Development and Culture (1)

"From Adabraka, Ghana to Ottawa, Canada, our correspondent, Kofi Akosah-Sarpong(photo), a development journalist, collaborates with development experts in (...)

| August 2006 | 1326 views

Congo Election: Security Council Calls for Calm

Congo Election: Security Council Calls for Calm

Saluting the citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for their participation in historic, largely peaceful elections on Sunday, the Security (...)

| August 2006 | 444 views

Nigeria: Prominent Politician Killed

Nigeria: Prominent Politician Killed

A leading ruling party candidate for governorship of Nigeria’s most populous state, Lagos, was strangled and stabbed to death in his bedroom, said (...)

| July 2006 | 484 views

Death of Ghanaian woman baffles police

Death of Ghanaian woman baffles police

By Abu B. Shaw, London Vanguard Bureau Chief The Metropolitan police are spending sleepless nights to unravel the identification of a mysterious Ghanaian (...)

| July 2006 | 561 views

 Liberia, Human Rights and Journalism

Liberia, Human Rights and Journalism

Kofi Akosah-Sarpong, in Accra, suggests ways by which Liberian journalism could ground its practices and functions in human rights reporting. Before the (...)

| July 2006 | 485 views