January 2013

New African look at ‘The Sponsor of African Wars’

Soyinka Prize Grows In Popularity

The Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa comes with a medal and a $20,000 reward, and has become a symbol of knowledge, creativity, courage …

Walking Down Champions’ Avenue

Osasu Obayiuwana. Beating Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions and Ghana’s Blacks Stars on the path to the trophy and vanquishing Tunisia’s formidable Carthage Eagles in that memorable …

Will Another New Winner Emerge?

With the absence, yet again, of the tournament’s two most decorated winners – Cameroon and Egypt – the 2013 Nations Cup in South Africa looks …

A Festival In A Season Of Uncertainty

When Bafana-Bafana begin their quest, on 19 January, to win a second Cup of Nations title on home soil, in the tournament’s opening match against …

The Arts Of Benue

The Niger River’s principal tributary is the Benue River, itself a major waterway that runs from east to west across Nigeria’s Middle-Belt. It is the …

When Things Fall Apart

The publication of Baba Chenzira reports. So how does this book figure in the body of writings that Achebe has produced? Its theme is a …

How Britain Treats Its Black Academics

A new petition campaign, now underway, wants British universities to stop discriminating against black academics (also known as African and Caribbean scholars) achieving equal job …

Africa For Halloween?

Why do Africans celebrate Halloween when our societies hate witches and even kill them? If Halloween had African roots, Africans today would call it “juju” …

Living For The African Dream

She was perhaps the most unusual, and certainly one of the most interesting of a galaxy of speakers at the OECD Africa Forum.Stephen Williams learned …