From the Editor’s Keyboard

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 | 318 views

Piecing Together the Puzzle of Uganda’s Elusive Peace

The Juba Peace Talks in Sudan between the government and the Lord’s Resistance Army are the first step in the right direction. So much is at stake: The 20 (...)

| August 2006 | 370 views

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 | 446 views

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 terrorists’ but m

| August 2006 | 348 views

Christiana Thorpe Needs Our Total Support

A controversial chieftaincy election has just been held in northern Sierra Leone. This is cause for serious concern because it’s precisely incidents like (...)

| August 2006 | 386 views

Airline bomb plot

"Planes, of course, have become weapons of choice for terrorists of many stripes over the years. In 2003 and 2004 there were a series of security alerts at (...)

| August 2006 | 291 views

Christiana Thorpe Should Assert Herself

"There is thus a perception that Miss Thorpe is losing the "command and control" of the electoral process and that she is merely now playing the role of (...)

| August 2006 | 429 views

Ghanaians and Patriotism

Our Ottawa(Canada)correspondent, Kofi Akosa-Sarpong(photo), who recently spent six months in Ghana training Ghanaian journalists on human rights and (...)

| August 2006 | 612 views

Political parties and democracy in Nigeria

"Nigerian parties have a wide range of techniques to eliminate people from party primaries, including the use of power by powerful ‘party owners’, party barons,

| July 2006 | 526 views

Colonialists, Africa and China

Governments, research and policy centres, NGOs and the private sector are abuzz with speculation over China’s influence in Africa. The tone of much Western (...)

| July 2006 | 383 views