From the Editor’s Keyboard

Ghana at 50: Independence or the fog of dependency?

’Freedom’, however, can be fleeting thing. Is Ghana free today? What precisely do we mean by ’freedom in Ghana? Perhaps what is, I think, most instructive and (...)

| March 2007 | 411 views

Will the real William Wilberforce please stand up?

Bro. K. Bangarah argues that it was a series of military, economic and political forces, as well as the actions of a group of Afrikan activists in Britain (...)

| March 2007 | 576 views

I am not asking for your approval

’The concern is not my oppression, but the inaccessibility of hijabi bodies and a general discomfort with those who have no problems with visible signs of (...)

| March 2007 | 593 views

A Cultural Paradigm for Liberia’s Reconstruction

As Liberia emerges as a new nation with competing resource priorities it needs to look back to it’s past cultural traditions particularly in the area of (...)

| February 2007 | 578 views

Debt Relief: A Panacea for Sierra Leone?

"What has the government so far done to implement the recommendations? Next to nothing, say the critics, despite the fact that the TRC published its final (...)

| February 2007 | 510 views

World Social Forum: just another NGO fair?

The World Social Forum, which took place in Nairobi, Kenya for the first time in Africa, was supposed to be a forum for the voices of the grassroots. But (...)

| February 2007 | 481 views

Vanguard Print Edition in April

"So be one of the first subscribers of the Patriotic Vanguard print edition by sending your subscription (we only accept remittances through Moneygram at (...)

| February 2007 | 478 views

Somalia at the crossroads

The Somali government and its Ethiopian allies - now backed by United States military force - have won the battle for Somalia. But the war cannot end (...)

| January 2007 | 492 views

Europe, The “Promised Land”.

The last summer has seen a surge in immigration to mainland Europe from some African countries. While European leaders are attempting to stop the wave, (...)

| January 2007 | 540 views

A Dictator Created, Then Destroyed by America

"It was my colleague, Tom Friedman - now a messianic columnist for The New York Times - who perfectly caught Saddam’s character just before the 2003 (...)

| January 2007 | 529 views

2006: Numerous Successes and Bad Media Laws.

"Having said that, we would to like to stress that the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) also contains a lot of people that should not be (...)

| December 2006 | 632 views

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 | 485 views