From the Editor’s Keyboard

World Social Forum: just another NGO fair?

World Social Forum: just another NGO fair?

The World Social Forum, which took place in Nairobi, Kenya for the first time in Africa, was supposed to be a forum for the voices of the grassroots. But (...)

| February 2007 | 379 views

Vanguard Print Edition in April

"So be one of the first subscribers of the Patriotic Vanguard print edition by sending your subscription (we only accept remittances through Moneygram at (...)

| February 2007 | 362 views

Somalia at the crossroads

Somalia at the crossroads

The Somali government and its Ethiopian allies - now backed by United States military force - have won the battle for Somalia. But the war cannot end (...)

| January 2007 | 388 views

Europe, The “Promised Land”.

The last summer has seen a surge in immigration to mainland Europe from some African countries. While European leaders are attempting to stop the wave, (...)

| January 2007 | 421 views

 A Dictator Created, Then Destroyed by America

A Dictator Created, Then Destroyed by America

"It was my colleague, Tom Friedman - now a messianic columnist for The New York Times - who perfectly caught Saddam’s character just before the 2003 (...)

| January 2007 | 429 views

 2006: Numerous Successes and Bad Media Laws.

2006: Numerous Successes and Bad Media Laws.

"Having said that, we would to like to stress that the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) also contains a lot of people that should not be (...)

| December 2006 | 526 views

The political dynamics of the Darfur crisis

The political dynamics of the Darfur crisis

At least 200,000 people are estimated to have died since the Darfur conflict between government forces, allied militias and rebels seeking autonomy began (...)

| December 2006 | 389 views

 Ernest Koroma's “Quiet Politics”

Ernest Koroma’s “Quiet Politics”

"Ernest, it seems, wants to distance himself from the politics of former APC warriors like the late Sorie Ibrahim Koroma (alias Agba Satani) and the late (...)

| December 2006 | 574 views

Africa is the Cradle of Civilization

Africa is the Cradle of Civilization

"According to Dr. Leaky, the European paleontologist who discovered Lucy, the oldest set of human bones ever found on this planet, Africa is the (...)

| December 2006 | 11951 views

Deconstructing culture in Africa

Deconstructing culture in Africa

Wangui wa Goro writes that to talk of the African Renaissance when Africans go without food and die unnecessarily of curable diseases, when children have (...)

| November 2006 | 483 views

MEND: Anatomy of a Peoples' Militia

MEND: Anatomy of a Peoples’ Militia

Recently, four Scottish oil workers returned to Britain after being seized from an Exxon Mobil compound in the Niger Delta by gunmen seeking a 21m ransom. (...)

| November 2006 | 426 views

Niger Delta: Behind The Mask

As the crisis in the Niger Delta brews, Ike Okonta looks behind the fragile truce between the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta and (...)

| October 2006 | 376 views