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Promoting a culture of accountability in Africa

Promoting a culture of accountability in Africa

Tuesday June 6 marked the launch of Trust Africa, a new foundation based in Dakar, Senegal that will focus on conflict resolution, trade, and increasing (...)

| June 2006 | 301 views

African fans' dilemma in Germany 2006

African fans’ dilemma in Germany 2006

Our London Bureau Chief, Abu Shaw(photo) takes a look at the racist dangers lurking in Germany as African fans prepare to visit that country to enjoy live (...)

| June 2006 | 298 views

"All for Me...", says Berewa

"All for Me...", says Berewa

"In a symbolic gesture, the women dressed the leader in a white flowing gown as a testimony to their marriage of him. Amid cheers and joy, the ladies (...)

| June 2006 | 341 views

PMDC Spokesman Slams Statement

PMDC Spokesman Slams Statement

A Freetown newspaper recently quoted some PMDC members as saying they don’t want a convention to elect national officials of Sierra Leone’s (...)

| June 2006 | 308 views

Is John Leigh a Flip-flopper?

Is John Leigh a Flip-flopper?

A searing, unsympathetic and pitiless assessment of the political career of Dr. John Ernest Leigh(photo), Sierra Leone’s former ambassador to the (...)

| May 2006 | 443 views

Trying Charles Taylor

Trying Charles Taylor

"There are compelling reasons for Taylor to be tried in Sierra Leone, in the presence of the numerous victims of the conflict and alongside the other (...)

| April 2006 | 328 views

Rwanda: No Lessons Learnt

Rwanda: No Lessons Learnt

Last week the world remembered the 12th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. Gerald Caplan argues that understanding about the real causes of the genocide (...)

| April 2006 | 293 views