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Eritrea-Ethiopia tensions: as Eritrean-Ethiopian tensions rise again, the need for a comprehensive US foreign policy towards the Horn of Africa, with less emphasis on counter-terrorism and security and more on promoting democracy is vital. Jul 1, 2016 1575
Uncovering an ancient Saharan civilization: the demise of Gaddafi has, on a positive note, helped archaeologists to explore the country's rich pre-Islamic heritage, spearheaded by the Libyan Antiquities Department that was severely neglected under Gaddafi. Jul 1, 2016 2012
A dedication to conservation. Biography Jun 1, 2016 2163
The age of closing the development gap? Oct 1, 2015 1200
China's long history in Africa. Cover story Mar 1, 2015 2377
Nii Narku Quaynor: African father of the Internet. Interview Oct 1, 2014 3163
Ebola: why the death and suffering? Aug 1, 2014 2690
Tracing the deeper roots of the Rwandan genocide ... how the Hamite Hypothesis played a role. Apr 1, 2014 3741
For the love of palm oil. Cover story Feb 1, 2014 3699
South Sudan: is the revolution eating its own children: two-and-a-half years after independence, South Sudan, Africa's youngest country, has slipped from the lofty ideas of unity, peace, and nationhood into the chaos of war. It has been a sad spectacle since the fighting broke out on 15 December 2013. Curtis Abraham traces the roots of what has become the end of South Sudan's honeymoon. Feb 1, 2014 2573
Nigeria: Nok has more wonders yet for the world: Nok terracotta artwork dating back to 1500 BC, which was discovered in modern-day central Nigeria in the 1940s by a British archaeologist, is now famous the world over. But more is on the way. Current research by German archaeological teams on Nok sites covering 240 sq kms northeast of the capital Abuja. is bound to unearth yet more wonders from the Nok world. Curtis Abraham reports. Dec 1, 2013 2895
Timbuktu's ancient manuscripts under threat. Essay Oct 1, 2012 3150
How the father of Glenn Close became Mobutu's personal doctor: tells the story of how Dr William T. Close, the father of the Hollywood actress Glenn Close, became the doctor of the Congolese president, Mobutu Sese Seko, and how Mobutu's largesse rubbed off in paying for the wedding of Dr Close's now famous actress daughter. Biography Oct 1, 2012 3626
When Europeans were refugees in Africa. Jun 1, 2012 3243
The Princess who stole the heart of the West. Interview Nov 1, 2011 2289
Africa had its own writing systems! Aug 1, 2011 3704
Neglected indigenous food crops could be a saviour: underutilised food crops (also called neglected or indigenous crops) can save the world, especially sub-Saharan Africa, from hunger. So why have African scientists rarely looked to their neglected indigenous crops to provide solutions to their food needs and for export? Curtis Abraham went to find out. Mar 1, 2011 1549
Dr Henson, I presume: normally when two people make a discovery, common sense dictates that they should share the credit. But not when one is black and the other white. This is what happened to Matthew Henson, an African-American explorer, who escorted the American Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary (left) to the Geographic North Pole in 1909. Peary became a hero, Henson was buried in a common grave, reports Curtis Abraham. Report Apr 1, 2009 2715
Uganda's vanilla boom: Uganda is currently experiencing a vanilla boom. And growers are laughing all the way to the bank. Curtis Abraham reports from Kampala. Apr 1, 2004 696
Nnyanzi the master. Jan 1, 2004 1579
Oil: latest stop Uganda but who really benefits? Uganda is Africa's latest kid on the oil block. In fact, oil occurrence in the Lake Albert basin in western Uganda has been documented for decades. Now comes news that the Semiliki Basin, south of Lake Albert, could yield "several billions of barrels" of "black gold". Aug 1, 2003 1365
The Mountain People revisited: Curtis Abraham went to Ik-land in Uganda and saw how wrong Colin Turnbull, the British-born American anthropologist, was in his 1972 book on the Ik, the mountain people. (Feature: Uganda). Feb 1, 2002 2148

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