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"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 | 371 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 | 337 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 | 476 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 | 355 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 | 321 views

African Renaissance Begins with Languages

African Renaissance Begins with Languages

"The imperialist West went about subjecting the rest of the world to its memory through a vast naming system. It planted its memory on our landscape by (...)

| April 2006 | 361 views

Are Women Africa's Last Political Hope?

Are Women Africa’s Last Political Hope?

"One big factor in the rise of women’s political power in Africa is affirmative action. Governments have set concrete targets for women’s (...)

| April 2006 | 372 views

Russia and Race: Being African in St Petersburg

Russia and Race: Being African in St Petersburg

Across Europe, African football players face weekly abuse from fans chanting racial insults. In Russia, racial attitudes have extended beyond the football (...)

| March 2006 | 739 views

China in Africa

China in Africa

China’s increased presence in Africa is part of a wider effort to ‘create a paradigm of globalisation that favours China’ [1]. In the (...)

| March 2006 | 588 views