African News

In Search of Congo’s Coltan

Mvemba Phezo Dizolele. Bukavu is perched high above Lake Kivu, gently encroaching on the placid body of water between Rwanda and Congo. Once known as (...)

| August 2007 | 681 views

ACR’s insight on UN role in Darfur

Now the UN has finally announced the deployment of some 26,000 troops in Darfur. It took a long, long time coming, for the defenceless victims, including (...)

| August 2007 | 727 views

Liberia: Rampant Ritual Killings or Gboyo

Kofi Akosah-Sarpong discusses Liberia’s dilemma with human sacrifice and cannibalistic practices in its development process, drawing examples from Ghana and (...)

| August 2007 | 2873 views

Oil Find: Ghana should go the Botswana Way

By Kofi Akosah-Sarpong. Compared to other African states, the ongoing debate about oil find in Ghana has been more balanced and indicative of the (...)

| August 2007 | 1412 views

Aliu Mahama, Superstition and Elections

Commentary By Kofi Akosah-Sarpong. Following the dispensation of multi-party democratic rule in Ghana some fifteen years ago, Ghana’s Vice (...)

| July 2007 | 872 views

Oil in Ghana: A Timely Warning!

By Dr Kwaku Osafo. The news of oil discovery off Cape Three Points in the Western Region has thrown the NPP government and the general Ghanaian public (...)

| July 2007 | 1054 views

African Legal Playground: The Ugandan Way

News Analysis. By Kofi Akosah-Sarpong, Ottawa. As a nation-state, Uganda, born in 1962, has gone though a lot of trouble - from political and (...)

| July 2007 | 673 views

Georgina Wood’s Legal Playing Ground

"Kofi Akosah-Sarpong argues that the only way to signal a new dawn in Ghana’s juducial service is for Ghana’s new Chief Justice, Justice Georgina Wood, to (...)

| June 2007 | 1187 views

Growing Cultural Voices to Re-think Ghana

Commentary. By Kofi Akosah-Sarpong Developmentally, despite its 50 years of corporate existence, indigenous Ghana and neo-liberal Ghana are worlds (...)

| June 2007 | 687 views

Africa: Stuffing Old Wine in New Bottles?

While the futuristic idea of an African superstate is a necessary and desirable alternative to the contemporary reality of an Africa of states, the (...)

| June 2007 | 676 views

Parliament, Reasoning, and Development

Kofi Akosah-Sarpong reflects on Ghanaian law-makers’ criminalization of Female Genital Mutilation, a very sensitive issue in many parts of Africa and the (...)

| June 2007 | 724 views

Ghana ’will be an African tiger’---Kufuor.

Ghana’s President John Kufuor says the discovery of the country’s first major oil deposit could turn the West African country into an "African tiger". "Even (...)

| June 2007 | 4651 views