April 2012

Africa is in trouble. Its future is once again on the table, and it is Europe that holds the aces. This month issue reports its …

Time To Face Some Home Truths

The blog was written by Field Ruwe, a US-based Zambian media practitioner and author and recounts, in brutal detail, a conversation he had with a …

No Condition Is Permanent

How things have changed. North Africa, long regarded as an ‘island of stability’ in a sea of chaos, has swapped places with sub-Saharan Africa which, …

Olympics: The Games Get Dirty!

It was the sprinting clash of the century – and it lasted for less than 10 seconds. The eagerly-awaited showdown between Ben Johnson and Carl …

Togo: Growing Influence

In October 2011, Togo was elected to a non-permanent chair on the United Nations Security Council, seen as both international recognition and a reward for …

Farewell, Odumegwu Ojukwu

At the time of Ojukwu’s death on 26 November 2011, his name resonated across the world. But, unlike in June 1967, when his declaration of …

The Uses Of Protocol-Diplomacy

What did President Barack Obama tell President John Atta Mills of Ghana when the Ghanaian visited Washington DC in early March? Welcome to protocol-diplomacy!