From the Editor’s Keyboard

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 | 12247 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 | 506 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 | 442 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 | 392 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 | 536 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 | 466 views

Reminiscence: A Series on the Albert Academy

Reminiscence: A Series on the Albert Academy

The Patriotic Vanguard’s General Editor Abayomi Charles Robert has come up with the brilliant idea of old boys and girls of that historic school (...)

| October 2006 | 505 views

Small Arms and Conflict in Africa

Small Arms and Conflict in Africa

"It is not an over-statement to say that small arms in Africa have played the major role in every political conflict, from South, East and West Africa. (...)

| September 2006 | 412 views

 Anatomy of Zimbabwe's Problems

Anatomy of Zimbabwe’s Problems

"The end state is not clear. Is it simply about a change of government or more so, a change of rulers? There has been a lack of clarity on the political (...)

| September 2006 | 335 views

 Angelina Jolie Discovers Africa

Angelina Jolie Discovers Africa

"It is not what Ms. Jolie said or even the manner she said it that I found troubling, but its very banal familiarity, its brazen simplicity, its (...)

| September 2006 | 644 views

Our people have a long history of self-hatred

Our people have a long history of self-hatred

"Today, our inferiority and regard for foreigners as superior to us is total and instinctive. Indeed, the older our independence gets, the more mentally (...)

| September 2006 | 1610 views

Gender Issues and Trade in Africa

Gender Issues and Trade in Africa

Substantially reducing poverty in Africa will require massive policy shifts, writes Roselynn Musa. This is unlikely to happen unless the voices of women (...)

| September 2006 | 386 views