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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 | 428 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 | 462 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 | 464 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 | 566 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 | 422 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 | 611 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 | 12724 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 | 541 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 | 462 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 | 412 views

Political assassination and liberation movements

Political assassination and liberation movements

The use of political assassination against liberation movements has changed the course of history in a number of countries in Africa and continues to (...)

| October 2006 | 557 views

Darfur: The Avoidance Word Still Screams Its Name.

Darfur: The Avoidance Word Still Screams Its Name.

In a recent speech at the 50th Anniversary of the 1st International Conference of Black Writers & Artists in Paris, Wole Soyinka(photo) warned against (...)

| October 2006 | 489 views