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ACHEBE OPENED THE DOOR FOR US

     By CAMERON DUODU (cameronduodu.com) Before Chinua Achebe came on the world literary scene in the late 1950s, African literature was treated by the rest of the world, and more sadly, by many educated Africans themselves, as a quixotic enterprise in which dark forests and evil spirits held all the shares.  At best, its yield was relegated to footnotes ...

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What kind of people are we ?

What kind of people are we? By David Ampofo I made the terrible mistake of watching a bit of the lynching of Captain Maxwell Mahama. I regret it. I can not sleep. I have never seen anything like that before. I know it happens. I’ve seen it on television and on the internet. But I never saw it actually happening. ...

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Dr Nduom reflects on Yoofi Grants Statement!

DID HE REALLY SAY THIS? Why?? “Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Yofi Grant, has stated strongly that the centre will no longer reserve the retail sector of the economy for Ghanaians alone. He maintained that the practice has constrained most business owners in the sector who fear competition from growing and expanding their operations ...

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Reflections on the Murder of Captain Mahama by Sekou Nkrumah!

I will agree with those who say that we should not politicize the murder of the captain. But l will still tell you a story that we need to reflect upon! A week after Donald Trump won the US elections I noticed a sudden change in the language of the kids at one of the high schools l teach in. ...

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Riposte: Lynching not cultural: Lecturer disagrees with Otabil

The notion of culture is up for a debate. The claim by the clergyman, Mensah Otabil, that the act of lynching is an embedded cultural practice among Ghanaians has ruffled many feathers with continuing backlash on social media regarding the claim. One of those who disagree with Mensah Otabil is a lecturer in Sociology, Nana Obiri Yeboah, who views the ...

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African Spectrum Editorial :The Hypocrisy of A Nation

Captain Mahama, may your soul rest in perfect peace! In this biased world, it’s only when some tragedy affects one personally or when someone of importance is killed before people begin to wake up. Ghanaians are talking about lynching as if it is something new. Lynching is not knew so stop this hypocrisy. The lynching of pickpockets or petty thieves ...

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A democracy of abundant lawlessness anchored in mediocrity.

I am extremely terrified and remain in a state of discombobulation over the state of lawlessness that has suddenly engulfed a nation of high democratic credentials which has over the years earned the accolade “beacon of democracy in Africa”. It appears absolutely unfathomable, how a whole nation with long standing democratic structures and institutions have been scornfully enraged by a ...

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The lie about voter fraud is the real fraud

BY JESSE JACKSON After President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey because of, as Trump admitted, the “Russian thing,” he struck a new blow to American democracy: He created a commission on “election integrity,” stemming from his fantastical claims of voter fraud in the 2016 election. In reality, fraudulent voting is virtually nonexistent. The claims of widespread voter fraud ...

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