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Black woman

My Body Politic: Race, Culture and Me

An exploration of the question of skin colour and attitudes to skin colour including self-image, overt and covert racism, being black but not African...
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British MP’s “running out of patience” on Western Sahara situation

Today in London, to mark the anniversary of the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) ruling on Western Sahara's right to self determination, a Saharawi...
Achebe joins Brown University (US) faculty

Achebe joins Brown University (US) faculty

The famed author of "Things Fall Apart" joins an US Ivy League university to lead a new African Colloquium. The acclaimed Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe,...
Life as an alien

Life as an alien

I only now understand why it is that people lie about their paste, why they say they are one thing other than the thing...
Barack Obama

Comment on Racism in Anti-Obama Protests

As a people, a nation or a community, it is appropriate to celebrate who are and inappropriate to condemn others for who they are....
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Neomie Lenoir: A graceful lesson

Widely known as a top model an actress and a mother, Noemie Lenoir reveals another facet of her personality, which is all about generosity...
The Internet

The Internet of Things: next big marvel?

To say the world has become one big technological hub is no news at all. If just by reaching one’s pocket for one tiny...
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Blood Ties

My trip to Nassau, Bahamas began in Los Angeles, California, but it didn’t really begin until my layover in Fort Lauderdale Airport in Miami....
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Laughter is the best medicine

Africans may be miserable and subjected to poverty but they are on the whole nice people forever thinking of the welfare of others even...
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“Whiteman” as Everyman

A 20-something from Chicago, Jack is telling us about the years he served as a relief worker in Ivory Coast. Living in the bush...
Barack Obama

Obama’s Foreign Policy: Reaping the Fruit of Patient Diplomacy?

The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama less than nine months into his presidency has raised questions questions as to what...
Financing Africa’s greatest resource: Women

Financing Africa’s greatest resource: Women

Decades after the world officially recognized equality between women and men as a human right, women remain largely excluded from the upper ranks of...
Ghana: Worisome political intrusions in economic future

Ghana: Worisome political intrusions in economic future

The current confusion about the long-term development strategy guiding policymaking is deeply worrying, and more so given the apathy that is being shown the...
Protectionism: A forerunner of the world’s greatest evils

Protectionism: A forerunner of the world’s greatest evils

The specter of protectionism is rising. It is always a dangerous and foolish policy, but it is especially dangerous at a time of economic...