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! When …

Why Kenya Is Fighting In Somalia

There is more to Kenya’s incursion into southern Somalia than meets the eye. From Nairobi, When the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) made their foray into …