Fair Observer's five best Africa articles of 2012.
1: The Changing Face of Africa — Tony O.Elumelu
Africa has grown by leaps and bounds over the last two decades, and will continue to do so.
2: From Here to Timbuktu — Whitney Grespin
Recent events in Mali illustrate how ideological radicals attempt to disassemble a cultural identity step by step, first through objects and then beliefs.
3: Judd Gregg’s War Against Liberia’s Charles Taylor — Chris Mahoney
How a New Hampshire Senator, encouraged by the British government, changed US policy and brought Charles Taylor to justice.
4: Kenya Strikes Oil! What Next? — Roselyne MerikoKiragu & Macharia Nginyo
The extent to which Kenya’s newfound oil reserves will fuel its growth trajectory remains to be seen.
5: Uganda: More than Kony 2012 — Mara Foundation
Mara Foundation in Uganda offers its perspective on the Kony 2012 campaign, demonstrating how it has “piggy-backed” the viral fame of Invisible Children’s video, and details a personal reaction of an employee.