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.

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?

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 …