African News

Peace Agreement for Darfur Within Reach

Though the parties to the conflict in Darfur, Sudan - which has already cost nearly 200,000 lives, mainly civilians - have not yet compromised on key (...)

| April 2006 | 648 views

New UN Program for Girls’ Education

The United Nations has launched a new broad based initiative in West and Central Africa to increase girls’ access to quality education in an effort to (...)

| April 2006 | 586 views

A Moral Mystery: NUGS’ Self-Pity

Kofi Akosah-Sarpong, in Accra, reflects on the National Union of Ghana Students’ moral crisis. By Kofi Akosa-Sarpong Since 1965 when it was founded to (...)

| April 2006 | 491 views

Kenya: Rise in Rape Incidents

The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) is urging the Kenyan Government to take strong measures following a recent spike in rape incidents (...)

| April 2006 | 1259 views

Ghana: Dawn of a Culture of Rights

Kofi Akosah-Sarpong, in Accra, explores the growing “culture of rights” in Ghana’s development process. By Kofi Akosa-Sarpong Over the centuries and (...)

| April 2006 | 555 views

Sudan: UNHCR Condemns Forced Recruitment

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has called for an end to the forced conscription of Sudanese refugees in Chad, warning that the practice is (...)

| April 2006 | 445 views

Deadly Shooting in Somalia

Life, it seems, is far from normal in war torn Somalia. This story is eloquent testimony of the travails of this unfortunate country and its people. (...)

| March 2006 | 520 views

The Ethiopian Political Landscape

By Kasahun Woldemariam Since 1991, Ethiopians have gone to the polls three times (in 1995, 2000, and 2005) to cast their ballots. The three elections (...)

| March 2006 | 473 views

Madagascar: Annan Calls for Dialogue

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan yesterday departed Madagascar with a call for dialogue among all political parties ahead of planned (...)

| March 2006 | 464 views

A Liberian lesson for Sierra Leone

By Abu B. Shaw, London Bureau Chief Three schools of thought often come to mind when Charles Taylor’s name is mentioned. The former Liberian president (...)

| March 2006 | 524 views

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 | 462 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 | 682 views