From the Editor’s Keyboard

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 | 496 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 | 445 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 | 591 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 | 521 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 | 555 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 | 461 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 | 389 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 | 823 views

Our people have a long history of self-hatred

"Today, our inferiority and regard for foreigners as superior to us is total and instinctive. Indeed, the older our independence gets, the more mentally (...)

| September 2006 | 1660 views

Gender Issues and Trade in Africa

Substantially reducing poverty in Africa will require massive policy shifts, writes Roselynn Musa. This is unlikely to happen unless the voices of women (...)

| September 2006 | 447 views

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 | 341 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 | 393 views