London African fashion week ends. What next?

  The third edition of the African Fashion Week  London AFWL ended over the weekend at the Old Truman Brewery in Brick lane London. Probably because of the location, attendance was not as impressive as the 20.000 people who attended the show when it took place in an open...

Notorious Guinea Conakry Wildlife trafficker sentenced

      With the aid of ten hidden camera’s, a handful of “spies” and the collaboration of Guinean police, a court in Conakry Tuesday July 30th 2013 finally slammed a one year prison term on one of the most notorious animal traffickers in Guinea Conakry. Ousmane...

Entertainment News. Titbits

  Salif keita; Learn to tweet! When Malian singer Salif Keita joined twitter on April 19th 2009, he tweeted excitedly “I am on twitter…trying to figure out how this works”. More than four years later, he has tweeted a modest eight times @salifkeita. Not surprisingly,...
Posted On 29 Jul 2013
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Vox Pop. Have you ever given/taken a bribe. What can be done to stop the scourge?

    International anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International recently released its annual . Somalia shared last place on the index with Afghanistamn and North Korea.  Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria, Uganda and a host of other African countries also scored low marks...
Posted On 15 Jul 2013
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Marc Vivien Foe. Voices of the People

    Marc Vivien Foe died and left millions of fans wondering why someone so young and generous could die so easily. Some of them recall their fond memories of the former football star.   Essoka Julius.  Artist /singer, Douala – Cameroon “Giant 17”, you went too...
Posted On 26 Jun 2013
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USA/Africa: What has Obama Done for Africa?

  By Ange Ngu Thomas with reports from Frank Garriba in Abuja, Nigeria When Barack Hussein Obama was first elected US President in November 2008, the entire African continent broke out in rapturous applause, breaking cola-nuts and celebrating that one of “theirs” was now the...
Posted On 25 Jun 2013

Kenyan Mau Mau compensation. Too Little, Too late

  “Never eat with the British in the dark. They can never be trusted”    A source in the militant but non violent Southern Cameroon National Council SCNC told me many years ago. The group wants to secede from French speaking Cameroon where they strongly believe they are...

Cameroon: Reducing Malaria Deaths Through Innovative School Lessons

  By Francis Ngwa Niba in Cameroon   The 30 excited pupils of primary five in Ladybird Nursery and Primary School Douala, in the Littoral Region of Cameroon,  get up and curtsy when I get into their classroom. “Good morning sir, good morning guest,” they greet. Most of...

Witchcraft: Why it Must be Banned Now

“ By Francis Ngwa Niba An article in The Star Newspaper, Swaziland, of May 15, 2013,  reads; “Witches flying broomsticks in Swaziland above 150m will be subjected to arrest and a hefty fine of R500.000.” Swazi Civil Aviation Authority Marketing and Corporate Affairs Director,...

Vox Popoli: Does Witchcraft Exist, and if it Does, How Do We Fight it?

  Compiled by Frank Garriba in Abuja, Nigeria, and Abenseka Jude in Bamenda, Cameroon   Gabriel Olayinka, 40+, Accountant, Jalingo, Nigeria I strongly believe that witchcraft exists, and anybody still doubting its existence should come to Africa where it is very common. In...
Posted On 29 May 2013
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