African News

Transforming Africa a la Picasso

Kofi Akosah-Sarpong, in Accra, argues that just as the Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso, used African art to transform modern art, African elites should learn (...)

| March 2006 | 442 views

Mystery Over Dead African Journalist

By Abu Shaw, London Bureau Chief The recent death of an African journalist in Liverpool, England, has since brought more questions than answers as the (...)

| March 2006 | 657 views

Life In the Land of ROPAD

Kofi Akosah-Sarpong ,Accra ,Ghana Ghana’s parliament appears to be in permanent atrophy. The issue of whether (...)

| February 2006 | 6794 views

Kwame Nkrumah: 40 Years after the Coup

By Zubairu Wai, Toronto, Canada 40 years ago on this day, the African revolution suffered its greatest setback when “Dark Days” descended on Ghana, with (...)

| February 2006 | 921 views

Can Mama Ellen Deliver Liberty to Liberia?

Tajudeen Abdul Raheem Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was sworn in recently as President of Liberia. Tajudeen Abdul Raheem wishes her well in what promises to be (...)

| February 2006 | 433 views

"I Saw Dictatorship First-hand"---Blewu

One of Ghana’s foremost human rights activists, journalist Bright Blewu recently spoke at an orientation session for Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) (...)

| February 2006 | 452 views

New Bond Girl is from Zimbabwe

It is not a common thing for an African girl to make it big in the international film industry. But it seems the spell has been broken when the Zimbabwean (...)

| February 2006 | 878 views

Abidjan: Security Concerns Mount

Reacting to ongoing threats against United Nations personnel in volatile Cte d’Ivoire, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the Security Council to strengthe

| February 2006 | 391 views

Nigerian Boy’s Death: Murder Trial Heats Up

By Abu B. Shaw, Vanguard London Bureau Chief. New clues leading to the killers of murdered Nigerian teenager Damilola Taylor have been unearthed by (...)

| January 2006 | 595 views

More Bloodshed in Darfur

Reacting to growing bloodshed in the strife-torn Darfur region of Sudan, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on all parties to respect (...)

| January 2006 | 441 views

Cote d’Ivoire: Soccer Offers Temporary Peace

By Abu B. Shaw, London Vanguard Bureau Chief Peace has eluded the people of Cote d’Ivoire despite everything the international community has done in (...)

| January 2006 | 527 views