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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

How To Kill The Nigerian Publishing Industry

The general collapse of education in Nigeria is hardly news. However, any attempt to address the issue is of interest to those trying to improve the hapless lot of Nigerian students. There was therefore a purr of approval on Twitter yesterday that this year’s Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) event would focus on “Transforming Education Through...

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Things you don’t know about African Women

Starting two years ago, the Thomson Reuters Foundation launched TrustLaw, “a global hub for free legal assistance and news and information on good governance and women’s rights.” One of the major parts of TrustLaw is TrustLaw Women....

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Timbuktu: whatever happened to the African Renaissance?

Mali in the rainy season has its own rhythm, especially in the South: long days under heavy skies anticipating rain; moments when it comes so powerfully the world seems ready to end. Afterwards, a peculiar freshness and...

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

The Emperor Needs New Clothes

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, posing here with President Barack Obama and their respective wives, has been Life President of Equatorial Guinea for 32 years. He is facing increasing pressure both at home and abroad. To counter this...

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Must Be Something in the Water

Seriously, this is not ironic. UNICEF is bottling Rihanna and other celebrities’ tap water and raffling it off. This is all–to coincide with Water Week–to raise awareness about “… the lack of access to safe, clean water for...

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

‘I am African… This is My Story’

Are you African or do you have African partners? Then you might want to know about this competition: An African continent-wide digital storytelling contest on YouTube, entitled “I am Africa. This is My Story…”, will be launched...