African News

Liberia: UN Refuses to Lift Sanctions

After receiving reports that the situation in Liberia is still a threat to international peace and that its natural resources are still not being used in a (...)

| December 2005 | 510 views

The Gambia: Condoleeza Rice Asked to Intervene

Reporters Without Borders wrote today to US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice expressing its "deep concern about the steady disintegration of democracy (...)

| December 2005 | 519 views

Liberia: UNMIL Warns George Weah

The head of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has called on the losing presidential candidate to calm his supporters following two incidents (...)

| December 2005 | 664 views

Ghana: The Castle in a Thunderstorm

By Kofi Akosah-Sarpong. The thunderstorm - variously dubbed "Castle Hijacks Kickbacks” or “Castle in Crisis over Kickback Scandal” - that has been hanging (...)

| December 2005 | 653 views

Liberia: Fight Over Cherokee Jeeps.

By Abu B. Shaw, Vanguard London Bureau Chief The confrontation between the United State embassy in Monrovia and Liberia’s outgoing members of parliament (...)

| November 2005 | 649 views

The Decline of J.J. Rawlings

By Kofi Akosah-Sarpong In terms of sheer patriotism and nationalism that propelled him to Ghana’s political scene, John Jerry Rawlings is in a class of (...)

| November 2005 | 635 views

Ghana: Demons, Values and National Development

By Kofi Akosah-Sarpong As Ghana’s emerging renaissance increasingly spreads country-wide, one of the key areas which is seen as entangling the progress (...)

| November 2005 | 561 views

As EJS Leads in Run-off, Calm Returns to Liberia

With Liberia remaining calm after the presidential run-off elections and United Nations peacekeeping troops on full alert across the country, the top UN (...)

| November 2005 | 473 views

The Dawn of Ghana’s Renaissance

Our Ottawa correspondent, Kofi Akosah-Sarpong, after deep reflections and consultations, announces the dawn of Ghana’s Renaissance in her development (...)

| November 2005 | 646 views

Asantehene and Africa’s Image

By Kofi Akosah-Sarpong The Asantehene (King), Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, of Ghana’s Asante ethnic, impending lectures and the showcasing of the regalia of the (...)

| October 2005 | 506 views

Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa

By Ike Okonta It’s nearly ten years after Nigerian activist and writer Ken Saro- Wiwa and eight other members of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni (...)

| October 2005 | 518 views

10 Ways You Can Help Africa

By Julius E. Coles I have worked with Africa for nearly 40 years; and as a result, I am often approached by people here in the U.S. who want to help the (...)

| October 2005 | 480 views