African News

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 | 583 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 | 471 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 | 544 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 | 497 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 | 488 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 | 548 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 | 488 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 | 712 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 | 6838 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 | 1042 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 | 474 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 | 499 views