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 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 | 492 views

 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 | 1375 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 | 425 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 | 428 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 | 503 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 | 508 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 | 398 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 | 1177 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 | 459 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 | 356 views