Category archives for: Features

Is the future of Christianity African?

Is the future of Christianity African? How immigration is revitalizing British churches. TOMIWA OWOLADE There is a building in the south London borough of Lambeth that used to be a bingo hall. For decades, generations of men and women came here for pleasure and recreation, community and belonging. Now its grey walls are scoured with […]

A ‘New Cold War’ Looms in Africa as U.S. Pushes Against Russian Gains

The U.S. is reprising its playbook in Ukraine, where it has used classified information to expose plans by Russia. Next target: Chad. DECLAN WALSH The United States recently warned Chad’s president that Russian mercenaries were plotting to kill him and three senior aides and that Moscow was backing Chadian rebels massing in the neighboring Central […]

Have More Sex, Please!

MAGDALENE J. TAYLOR Sex is good. Sex is healthy. Sex is an essential part of our social fabric. And you — specifically — should probably be having more of it. Americans, in the midst of a loneliness epidemic, are not having enough sex. Across almost every demographic group, American adults old and young, single and […]

Is France losing ground in Africa?

Gabon and Togo’s recent decision to join the Commonwealth seemed like a blow to France – but was it? PETER FABRICIUS On the face of it, France seems to be losing ground in Africa. It was forced out of Mali and appears to be losing popular support elsewhere in the Sahel. And then last week, […]

I’m Nigerian. I’m Vaccinated. Europe Won’t Let Me In

IFEANYI NSOFOR I’m fully vaccinated. I want to travel to Europe. And fully vaccinated visitors are welcome. But I can’t get in. That’s because the vaccine I received is not on Europe’s list of four approved vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and Oxford-AstraZeneca, but only the version manufactured in the United Kingdom or Europe […]

Bad time to change UN refugee supremo?

By Kristy Siegfried OXFORD, 28 September 2015 (IRIN) – Around the world, more people are being driven from their homes by wars and persecution than ever before. At the same time there appears to be less agreement than ever about how to deal with simultaneous refugee crises of unprecedented scale and duration. There could hardly […]

Ghana’s National Economic Forum – A Missed Opportunity for NPP

Kofi A. Boateng, PhD, New York, NY There is a political party in Ghana that claims to be brimful of highly educated people. This party does not hesitate to scorn the appointees of the ruling party as clueless and not up to the task. You wake up any of their leaders at any time and […]

Afari Gyan and Ghana’s election 2012

By Kofi Ayim More than five million Ghanaians are angry at the Chairman of their country’s Electoral Commission Dr. Afari Gyan, because they are convinced he helped rig the recent Presidential and Parliamentary elections for President John Mahama and his National Democratic Congress (NDC) party. Even before the general elections were held Dr. Afari Gyan, […]