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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 …

Who Will Head World Bank?

Two clear camps have already emerged: those who want a continuation of the informal agreement that the head of the World Bank must be an …

Zambia: Copper Bullets Reign Supreme

Hardly given a chance of winning the Cup of Nations, Zambia’s fairytale victory is a heart-warming testimony to the power of fortitude and team work, …

South Africa: Stabbing The Messenger

If there is any lesson to be learnt in South Africa, it is this: “You don’t mess with the old timers.” They have mastered the …

Ama Ata Aidoo At 70

One of Ghana’s (and Africa’s) most beloved voices and consummate storytellers, Ama Ata Aidoo, turns 70 on 23 March 2012. In celebration of the occassion, …

Is Africa There For The Taking?

On 19 January, South Africa’s former president, Thabo Mbeki, gave a thought-provoking address at a conference organised by the Makerere University Institu of Social Research, …