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Cote d"Ivoire: Gbagbo says peacekeepers can leave

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

| September 2006 | 601 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 | 564 views

Senegal: Rebel War Intensifies

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

| September 2006 | 643 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 | 684 views

Liberia: Massive Brain Drain Hampers Development

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

| September 2006 | 648 views

New Ghana High Commissioner Arrives in Canada

Dr (Mrs.) Margaret Ivy Amoakohene(photo), High-Commissioner-Designate of the Republic of Ghana to Canada, arrived in Ottawa on Thursday, July 27 2006. She (...)

| August 2006 | 879 views

London: Damilola’s Killers Found Guilty

By Abu B. Shaw, Vanguard London Bureau Chief After six years, three prolonged trials and an expenditure of 16 million pounds sterling, the killers of (...)

| August 2006 | 635 views

Home Office Slams African Voodoo Story

By Abu B. Shaw, Vanguard London Bureau Chief The Home Office, charged with the responsibility of monitoring Immigration and Naturalisation affairs in (...)

| August 2006 | 762 views

Development and Culture (1)

"From Adabraka, Ghana to Ottawa, Canada, our correspondent, Kofi Akosah-Sarpong(photo), a development journalist, collaborates with development experts in (...)

| August 2006 | 1441 views

Congo Election: Security Council Calls for Calm

Saluting the citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for their participation in historic, largely peaceful elections on Sunday, the Security (...)

| August 2006 | 554 views

Nigeria: Prominent Politician Killed

A leading ruling party candidate for governorship of Nigeriaโ€™s most populous state, Lagos, was strangled and stabbed to death in his bedroom, said police, (...)

| July 2006 | 598 views