From the Editor’s Keyboard

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 United (...)

| May 2006 | 590 views

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 | 457 views

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 | 427 views

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 | 467 views

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 participation in (...)

| April 2006 | 488 views

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 | 942 views

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 past China’s African presenc

| March 2006 | 878 views

American Envoy to Sierra Leone Speaks

This week, we publish a very important speech recently delivered in Freetown by Thomas Hull(photo), the US ambassador to Sierra Leone. We believe the (...)

| March 2006 | 884 views