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Sierra Leone: Navigating Helene Cooper's Fine Art of Madame President

[Concord] Helene Cooper's fascinating new book, Madame President, made me think of my friend, the global girl rights advocate Chernor Bah (Ceebah). Chernor recently waged a vigorous campaign calling on the government of Sierra Leone to overturn what he called "an unfair and unsound" ban against...

Nigeria: New Censors Board Chief Pays Homage to Film Marketers, Veterans, Others

[Leadership] As part of his familiarisation agenda with stakeholders in the film industry, newly appointed executive director of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Mr. Adedayo Thomas, has embarked on a tour of the South-West, particularly Lagos, the entertainment hub of Nigeria,...

South Africa: Book Review - Mamphela Ramphele's 'Dreams, Betrayal and Hope'

[Daily Maverick] Mamphela Ramphele's latest book is called 'Dreams, Betrayal and Hope'. If the order of the "hope" and "betrayal" were swapped, it might be an apt description of the journey of many Agang voters. Though Ramphele has kept a low public profile since the failure of her foray into party...