Publication: Norwegian Council for Africa

First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Nigeria: Feeling like an idiot in Lagos: The Ebola blues (comment)

I spent the week in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos, and it is remarkable how Ebola has shaken things up.The Ebola outbreak that is now sweeping West Africa, and is considered the worst ever, began in Guinea in February and has killed 377 people in ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

East Africa: On high alert, governments commit resources to fight killer Ebola

The East African (Kenya), by Christabel Ligami, Special Correspondent / Monday, 18 August 2014Nairobi (Kenya) - East African countries are preparing for a possible outbreak of Ebola after the World Health Organisation warned the killer disease could spread ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

South Africa: Marikana, Gaza, Ferguson - "You should think of them always as armed"

South African Civil Society Information Service (SACSIS), by Richard Pithouse* / Monday, 18 August 2014In colonial wars the occupying power invariably reaches a point where it has to acknowledge that its true enemy is not a minority - devil worshipers, ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Only Kenyans can save Kenya

A version of this article was published in The StarBefore last weekend, you’d probably never heard of Hussein Farah Wachu. His is not a famous name, though perhaps it should be. A survivor of the infamous Garissa (or Bulla Karatasi) Massacre of November ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

The war in every man

Photo: Men watching a game of football in Ponsomtenga, Burkina Faso (Aug 2014).Words also by Nana Kofi Acquah.The tragic hero is everyman.  The frog in him finally buries the prince in him; if he’s not lucky.  Days come when he can’t dare raise his eyes ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

The Language Of Occupation

A version of this article was published in The Star.“How can Africans not identify with victims when they've gone through the horrors of colonialism?” Horn of Africa analyst and Aljazeera contributor, Abdullahi Boru asked on Twitter recently , as Israel ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

What The Elite Don't Want Us To See

A version of this article was published on Aljazeera OnlineJust over a month ago, Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga returned from what he described as a three-month sabbatical with a call for a national dialogue and announced a series of countrywide ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

The Religion of Development

A version of this article was published in The StarA month ago, despite having failed to qualify for the biggest party on earth, members of Kenya's hapless national soccer team had a reason to smile. They were, after all, joining the other 32 national ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

What Africans are doing to Africa

Recently in the news, I heard that a prominent Ghanaian politician had died.  I had run into him in a hotel a couple of weeks prior and nothing about him said he was ready to kick the bucket.  When I saw him sitting in that lobby, and later on when I ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Telling the lion's stories: The rise and rise of African film

"No-one will be liberated by my films. It’s egotistical and it’s a fallacy to think that," says South African filmmaker Khalo Matabane after a screening of his documentary Mandela, The Myth and Me. The film − a beautiful, sensitive and uncompromising ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Aug 11 2014]
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The war in every man [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Aug 18 2014]
Only Kenyans can save Kenya [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Aug 18 2014]
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