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, …

The Sad Rise Of Boko Haram

Boko Haram, Nigeria’s latest terrorist group, has been bombing its way into the headlines in recent months.

Ama Ata Aidoo: A Personal Celebration

Whether in her short stories, books for children, novels, plays or essays, Ama Ata Aidoo, the Ghanaian and African literary icon who turned 70 on …

Sierra Leone: The Shape Of Things To Come?

On 6 February, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – recently given a second term in office – abruptly withdrew his executive representative from Sierra Leone following …

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 …