February 2013

Putting together a list of 100 people from a continent of 54 countries will always get a newsroom into heated debate, especially in Africa where …

South Africa’s Show Of Shame

Stunning revelations by FIFA that international friendly games were fixed, before the 2010 World Cup, offers South Africa a real chance to confront the deep-rooted …

Who Is Wilson Raj Perumal?

James M Dorsey profiles the Singaporean mastermind who spun African football into the extensive web of his global match-fixing operation. For this 47-year old engineer …

Bearing The Burden Of Talent

With his exciting form at Italian giants Juventus, Kwadwo Asamoah is touted as Ghana’s next talisman. But the expectations weigh uneasily on his mind, as …

East Or West?

Which of the leadership models – America’s  or China’s – will deliver better economic dividends in 10 years time, and which will Africans increasingly favour?A …

Tunisia: A Tourist’s View

It is two years since the “Tunisian Uprising” that not only changed the shape of the country, but that of North Africa at large. Kate …

Dolls Never Die

A Benin artist, Gérard Quenum, has brought a whole new meaning to old, torn, and discarded dolls. He makes them live again. “I love the …

The Significance Of African Philosophy

Proverbs in Africa are wise philosophical expressions, generally short and sometimes very funny, yet the messages they carry are deep. Steve Kquofi and Peace Amate …

Lagos Still ‘Na War’ Oh!

I love Lagos – truly! If you are a determined enough guy, you can enjoy life in the city. But you must know the ropes …