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 Re-Civilizing Ghana

Re-Civilizing Ghana

Kofi Akosah-Sarpong, in Accra, looks at attempts by the ruling elites to re-civilize Ghanaians in their development process following spates of moral (...)

| June 2006 | 1368 views

Ghana: Where Progress and Culture Boogie

Ghana: Where Progress and Culture Boogie

Kofi Akosah-Sarpong, our correspondent in Accra, looks at Ghana’s objective society and how they are taking on an increasingly gullible populace in (...)

| May 2006 | 418 views

Ghana: Rough Sanitation

Ghana: Rough Sanitation

Kofi Akosah-Sarpong, in Accra, looks at the worsening sanitation situation in Ghanaian cities. Every city has a kind of genetic copy that looks like (...)

| May 2006 | 420 views

Peace Agreement for Darfur Within Reach

Peace Agreement for Darfur Within Reach

Though the parties to the conflict in Darfur, Sudan - which has already cost nearly 200,000 lives, mainly civilians - have not yet compromised on key (...)

| April 2006 | 488 views

New UN Program for Girls' Education

New UN Program for Girls’ Education

The United Nations has launched a new broad based initiative in West and Central Africa to increase girls’ access to quality education in an effort (...)

| April 2006 | 500 views

A Moral Mystery: NUGS' Self-Pity

A Moral Mystery: NUGS’ Self-Pity

Kofi Akosah-Sarpong, in Accra, reflects on the National Union of Ghana Students’ moral crisis. By Kofi Akosa-Sarpong Since 1965 when it was founded (...)

| April 2006 | 389 views

Kenya: Rise in Rape Incidents

Kenya: Rise in Rape Incidents

The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) is urging the Kenyan Government to take strong measures following a recent spike in rape incidents (...)

| April 2006 | 1169 views

Ghana: Dawn of a Culture of Rights

Ghana: Dawn of a Culture of Rights

Kofi Akosah-Sarpong, in Accra, explores the growing “culture of rights” in Ghana’s development process. By Kofi Akosa-Sarpong Over the (...)

| April 2006 | 449 views

Sudan: UNHCR Condemns Forced Recruitment

Sudan: UNHCR Condemns Forced Recruitment

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has called for an end to the forced conscription of Sudanese refugees in Chad, warning that the practice is (...)

| April 2006 | 348 views

Deadly Shooting in Somalia

Deadly Shooting in Somalia

Life, it seems, is far from normal in war torn Somalia. This story is eloquent testimony of the travails of this unfortunate country and its people. (...)

| March 2006 | 423 views