Monthly Archives: January 2012

Facing the facts

African history has often been overlooked by the general public, with perceptions of the continent being ravaged by famine, Aids, tribal conflict and many other negative connotations. At times this lead to donations to various charities but is quickly forgotten. … Continue reading

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Sport: The Two Lions Felled; Africa Cup of Nations Round-up

Yesterday evening’s 1-0 win by Mali over Guinea marked the end of the first round of games in this year’s African Cup of Nations. With 15 goals in 8 matches the competition has already seen some surprise results. It has also courted controversy as Teodorin Obiang jnr, son … Continue reading

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Is Food Security in Africa Increasing?

  Eastern Cape Big Pineapple; Author: NJR ZA; Source: Wiki Commons An interesting article by Miriam Gathigah for Inter Press Africa suggests that several countries on the continent have hugely improved food security over recent years. Ghana, South Africa, Rwanda, Liberia, Malawi … Continue reading

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Equatorial Guinea Footballers’ to Receive $1m Win Bonus

The Guardian in the UK are carrying a report that Teodorin Obiang, the playboy son of Equatorial Guinea president, Teodoro Obiang is offering the country’s national team a $1 million dollar win bonus if they beat Libya in their opening game … Continue reading

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The Lions of the Atlas vs The Lions of Teranga: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 Comprehensive Preview

  With three times winners Egypt missing who will claim Africa’s greatest footballing prize?   Map of qualified nations 2012  Souce: Wiki Commons At half past seven on the evening of January 21st the whistle will blow in the Estadio De Bata to signal the beginning of … Continue reading

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The “Nigeria Project” according to Wole Soyinka

To see what the Nobel Prize laureate Wole Soyinka thinks about the current political and religious climate in Nigeria, listen to him on the BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16482216

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Nigeria: Statement of Solidarity

Cited below is the full text of a statement of solidarity released by 39 Nigerian writers including Chinua Achebe in response to recent terrorist attacks and unrest over fuel duties within Nigeria: Statement of Solidarity with the Nigerian People  We … Continue reading

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