24 Aug 2022
With recent high-level visits to Africa by the foreign ministers of Russia and the United States – Sergey Lavrov and Antony Blinken – it is critical that the continent define its own vision of a post-Ukraine world.
5 Apr 2022
While I was completing a short biography of the first African and the first Arab United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, word came through of the death of his nemesis
3 May 2021
Five years ago, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, one of Africa’s foremost scholar-diplomats, died in Cairo. He served as the sixth United Nations (UN) Secretary-General between 1992 and 1997, helping to build the foundations of the post-Cold War security architecture.
17 Sep 2018
I am honoured and humbled to be invited to add my own voice to the torrent of world-wide tributes that have followed the transition of former Secretary General Kofi Annan. My acquaintance with Mr. Annan dated back to the latter part of the 1970s when I assumed duty as the Director-General of the Nigerian Institute ....
10 Sep 2018
In the third week of August 2018, two Black stars took a final bow from the earth after successful careers that made them international figures.