Apr 8th, 2013
By Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal Taken from a March 27 audio column from prisonradio.org. The writer is a political prisoner at SCI Mahanoy in Frackville, Pa. The brilliant light of a Nigerian masterwriter has gone out, and the world is poorer for it. Chinua Achebe — whose stunning novel, “Thin...
Mar 22nd, 2013
Foremost novelist, Prof Chinua Achebe, is dead. He was 82. Reporters learnt he died last night in a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. A source close to the family said the professor had been ill for a while and was hospitalised in an undisclosed hospital in Boston. The source decline...
Jan 3rd, 2013
In Ethiopia, where more than 1.2 million people are infected with HIV, disclosure of infection by patients is important in the fight against the disease. A new study led by a Brown sociology researcher investigates HIV-positive status disclosure rates among men and women in Africa’s second most...
Dec 17th, 2012
by Okenwa R. Nwosu, M.D “Then, and more so, even now, I still believe that despite the intellectual foundations of the book, it can only serve to draw us back and to divide us further as a nation. And everything that I have read on both sides of the controversy had only strengthened my belief. [&hell...
Sep 28th, 2012
BY Jacey Fortin But for world-famous author and scholar Chinua Achebe, 81, the Biafran War of 1967-1970 is more than a moment in history. It is a lesson that should not be forgotten, especially as Nigeria witnesses a new wave of sectarian violence that threatens to split Africa’s most populous ...