From the Editor’s Keyboard

I am not asking for your approval

’The concern is not my oppression, but the inaccessibility of hijabi bodies and a general discomfort with those who have no problems with visible signs of (...)

| March 2007 | 549 views

A Cultural Paradigm for Liberia’s Reconstruction

As Liberia emerges as a new nation with competing resource priorities it needs to look back to it’s past cultural traditions particularly in the area of (...)

| February 2007 | 531 views

Debt Relief: A Panacea for Sierra Leone?

"What has the government so far done to implement the recommendations? Next to nothing, say the critics, despite the fact that the TRC published its final (...)

| February 2007 | 455 views

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 | 431 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 | 430 views

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 | 445 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 | 483 views

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 | 480 views

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 | 584 views

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 | 440 views

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 | 630 views

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 | 12953 views