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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 | 515 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 | 447 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 | 490 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 | 397 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 | 317 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 | 590 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 | 1593 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 | 371 views

Protecting the Rights of the Disabled in Africa

Protecting the Rights of the Disabled in Africa

Friday 25 August saw a UN General Assembly committee approve a UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention is the first human (...)

| September 2006 | 274 views

In memory of the heroes of August 18

In memory of the heroes of August 18

"What however makes the August 18 anniversary tormenting is the fact that the promises made by the Kabbah government to erect a bust in memory of those (...)

| August 2006 | 400 views

There is something you can do about Lebanon

There is something you can do about Lebanon

"The history of British colonial domination across (the world) is full of repeats of this pattern of public declarations that ‘we won’t talk to (...)

| August 2006 | 305 views