From the Editor’s Keyboard

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 | 442 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 | 632 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 | 13090 views

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 | 565 views

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 Ł21m ransom. Earl

| November 2006 | 483 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 | 435 views

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 | 580 views

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 | 510 views

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 telling us (...)

| October 2006 | 544 views

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 | 451 views

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 | 378 views

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 | 788 views