African News

Liberia: Crackdown on Rapists.

Liberia’s chief justice on Thursday rejected calls for the establishment of a special court to try rape cases following a United Nations report criticising (...)

| October 2006 | 602 views

London:Damilola’s killers out in 3 years

By Abu B. Shaw, Vanguard London Bureau Chief “The criminal justice system in England and Wales has betrayed Damilola Taylor monumentally,” say critics (...)

| October 2006 | 630 views

Darkness Engulfs Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has been hit by a double whammy: the shutdown of a major power station, and the disruption of electricity supplies from the neighbouring (...)

| October 2006 | 589 views

Nigeria, England, Scotland battle for whiz kid

By Abu B. Shaw, Vanguard London Bureau Chief Soccer sensation Gabriel Agbonlahor(photo) of English Premiership club Aston Villa is currently at the (...)

| October 2006 | 3303 views

Zambia: Mwanawasa in Trouble

Zambia’s faith in democracy is being tested by the failure of successive leaders to entrench democratic norms while in office, political analysts and civic (...)

| September 2006 | 519 views

Cote d"Ivoire: Gbagbo says peacekeepers can leave

The United Nations and French peacekeepers in Cote d’Ivoire can leave the country if they want to, President Laurent Gbagbo(photo) said in an interview (...)

| September 2006 | 554 views

The Need for an Institute of Ghanaian Values

By Kofi Akosah-Sarpong, Ottawa Observations by Dr Kwabena Adjei(photo), chair of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), that (...)

| September 2006 | 521 views

Senegal: Rebel War Intensifies

Thousands of people who have fled fighting between the Senegal army and pro-independence rebels in Senegal’s southern Casamance region are bedding in for a (...)

| September 2006 | 599 views

Guinea-Bissau: Proposed Law to Ban FGM

The practice of fanado, or female genital mutilation, could soon be outlawed by a new bill to be presented to the Guinea-Bissau parliament. Fanado is a (...)

| September 2006 | 627 views

Liberia: Massive Brain Drain Hampers Development

After more than a dozen years of bloody conflict, the Liberian Government’s ability to rebuild the nation is seriously hampered by a lack of properly (...)

| September 2006 | 598 views