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Ghana’s Education Trails 50 Years Behind

The issue of further reforming Ghana’s education system raises interesting questions in the context of the on-going debate about integrating Ghanaian/African values and experiences in Ghana’s development process.

African Democracies for Sale

Some of the most important threats to democracy in Africa are the International Republican Institute (IRI), USAID and other international NGO’s that are directly funded by the United States Congress.

Quest for Anthem Uniting East Africans Gains Momentum

The search for the East Africa political federation’s National Anthem is on.

Celebrating Diversity in the Workplace

The 19th Annual Multicultural Forum on Work Place Diversity was hosted at the St Paul River Center on February 20th and 21st 2007. The event is an initiative of the University of St Thomas and was co-hosted by the National Black MBA Association and Thomson Corporation.

Joyce Iyawe

Eleda Eda Li Olorun Ni Da Ni” “The Creator made us with different qualities”. This Yoruba saying rings true for a young enterprising business woman, Joyce Iyawe.

Eritrean feature story

Like many Eritreans living in Minnesota, Almaz Ghilagaber has lost relatives to war—perhaps too many to name.

Walker’s play, Amajuba: Like Doves We Rise brings forth healing

In 1994 apartheid officially ended in South Africa. The country's constitution was rewritten and general elections were freely held. With the election of South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela, released from prison a short four years prior, the last vestiges of the apartheid system were finally outlawed.

Raila: Kibaki Administration Perpetuating Insecurity

Kenyan opposition leaders have accused the administration of President Mwai Kibaki of enabling the soaring crime rate in the country as it delays issuing national identity cards to eligible youth. This has had the effect of hindering the security forces ability to track down criminals.

Liberia’s TRC Begins Statement Taking In America

At Kick-off celebration, TRC Commissioner Massa Washington says "The TRC is mandated to investigate human rights abuses in Liberia"
Commissioner Massa Amelia Washington has told Liberians and other nationals that the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission is mandated to “investigate human rights abuses committed during the course of the 24-year period of conflict that plagued the country from 1979-2003.”

Kenya Sleeps, Wakes Up, Sleeps Again at Rugby Tournament

Upset Loss to U.S.A Cuts Short Celebrations for “Big Win” Over Australia

 SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Kenya started the first day of the U.S.A Sevens competition with a 14-26 loss to England. Kenya’s coach, Benjamin Ayimbe said he knew why.

African Women Connect Dinner: Outreach, Challenges, Among Issues Discussed

When Rita Apaloo moved to the US, she began to feel the stresses that are experienced by most immigrants. As she interacted with fellow African women, she realized that her experiences were not in isolation. Thus the birth of African Women Connect (AWC), in 2004.