In this Bulletin several events within OSSREA was discussed, i.e. Meetings and workshops. The feature articles are entitled as follows: 1)50th Independence Anniversary, Celebrating Ghana 1957 and Forgetting the Sudan 1956; The Reasons Why 2) Doing Research on Sexuality in Africa: Ethical Dilemmas and the Positioning of the Researcher. This article reflects on key epistemological conversations and debates on doing research on sexuality in Africa 3)Evaluating the Millennium Development Goals: An African Perspective 4)Globalisation and The Irresponsible State: Demystifying the Fragile State Agenda.