African News

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 | 451 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 | 542 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 | 529 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 | 420 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 | 1200 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 | 485 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 | 379 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 | 456 views

The Ethiopian Political Landscape

The Ethiopian Political Landscape

By Kasahun Woldemariam Since 1991, Ethiopians have gone to the polls three times (in 1995, 2000, and 2005) to cast their ballots. The three elections were (...)

| March 2006 | 404 views

Madagascar: Annan Calls for Dialogue

Madagascar: Annan Calls for Dialogue

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan yesterday departed Madagascar with a call for dialogue among all political parties ahead of planned (...)

| March 2006 | 401 views

A Liberian lesson for Sierra Leone

A Liberian lesson for Sierra Leone

By Abu B. Shaw, London Bureau Chief Three schools of thought often come to mind when Charles Taylor’s name is mentioned. The former Liberian (...)

| March 2006 | 461 views

Transforming Africa a la Picasso

Transforming Africa a la Picasso

Kofi Akosah-Sarpong, in Accra, argues that just as the Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso, used African art to transform modern art, African elites should learn (...)

| March 2006 | 395 views