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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 | 431 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 | 373 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 | 378 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 | 437 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 | 371 views

Mystery Over Dead African Journalist

Mystery Over Dead African Journalist

By Abu Shaw, London Bureau Chief The recent death of an African journalist in Liverpool, England, has since brought more questions than answers as the (...)

| March 2006 | 579 views

Life In the Land of ROPAD

Life In the Land of ROPAD

Kofi Akosah-Sarpong ,Accra ,Ghana Ghana’s parliament appears to be in permanent atrophy. The issue of whether (...)

| February 2006 | 6716 views

Kwame Nkrumah: 40 Years after the Coup

Kwame Nkrumah: 40 Years after the Coup

By Zubairu Wai, Toronto, Canada 40 years ago on this day, the African revolution suffered its greatest setback when “Dark Days” descended on (...)

| February 2006 | 796 views

Can Mama Ellen Deliver Liberty to Liberia?

Can Mama Ellen Deliver Liberty to Liberia?

Tajudeen Abdul Raheem Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was sworn in recently as President of Liberia. Tajudeen Abdul Raheem wishes her well in what promises to be a (...)

| February 2006 | 368 views

"I Saw Dictatorship First-hand"---Blewu

"I Saw Dictatorship First-hand"---Blewu

One of Ghana’s foremost human rights activists, journalist Bright Blewu recently spoke at an orientation session for Journalists for Human Rights (...)

| February 2006 | 387 views

New Bond Girl is from Zimbabwe

New Bond Girl is from Zimbabwe

It is not a common thing for an African girl to make it big in the international film industry. But it seems the spell has been broken when the Zimbabwean (...)

| February 2006 | 764 views

Abidjan: Security Concerns Mount

Abidjan: Security Concerns Mount

Reacting to ongoing threats against United Nations personnel in volatile Côte d’Ivoire, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the Security (...)

| February 2006 | 327 views