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SANKOFA:THE CHICKENS COMING HOME TO ROOST: THE GREAT LAKES REGION IN CONFLICT …PART 2

A LONG TRAGIC HISTORY.   To understand the current tragic events in the Great Lakes region, we must travel back in time. In historical perspective, the Nilo-Hamitic cattle herding Tutsis (or Watutsis) arrived in the region of Rwanda and Burundi over 400 years ago from the north, having been pushed out of their own home region. As was often the ...

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Flight Of The Asongtaba Akonfem

Sitting on the curb of our family house in James Town, I am chilling with my cousins and uncles, formally ushering a new head of our family and enjoying the late hits from Wulomei and other King Bruce greats.  My cousin Kpakpo, a walking lexicon of the Ga language, is at his best, keeping us all engaged in the kind ...

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SANKOFA: THE CHICKENS COMING HOME TO ROOST. PART 1. …..Check Part 2 tomorrow

Preface: In the aftermath of the elections last December in Ghana, we were subjected to a series of farcical articles authored by no less a person than the Internet gadfly Prof. Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe with the incongruous title, “The Road to Kigali”. I think there were 22 of them in all. I confess that I did not even read up to ...

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Toni Morrison: The Time I Refused to Run (Book Review)

Two blocks. Two very, very long blocks beyond in deep darkness. It is 1953, and  I have walked these blocks many times on my way to the room I rent off campus. I  get off the bus after leaving the library at 10 o’clock in the evening clutching  books in my arms, with a purse hanging from a strap on ...

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Prof Ali Mazuri On Emanicipation Day

Professor Ali Mazuri, one of the world’s most prolific writers in Africa has emphasised the importance of learning about the past in order to influence the present. Prof. Mazuri, Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at Binghamton University, State University of New York, said the torch of emancipation had passed from Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela to ...

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Corruption in Ghana: the way out…

The statesmanship as the steer of governance of the country is characterized by bribery and corruption in all its proceedings. These ills and madness in state institutions must be tackled by Mr. President setting up committees made up of spies, who will act as “clients” to check up on the problem of corruption in the state institutions. It is better ...

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God Doesn’t Fix Frail Economy, Diligence Does

“A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich” (Proverbs 10:4). And, “the soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied” (Proverbs 13:4). So, go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise (Proverbs 6: 6). Rev. Asante, God does not fix frail economies, ...

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Has Kenyan Supreme Court Beaten Ghana’s Supreme Court?

By Kofi Ata, Cambridge, UK I spent most of yesterday watching the live coverage of the Kenyan Presidential Election Petition decision by the Kenyan Supreme Court on my laptop from about 8.30 am till the decision was announced by the Chief Justice just after 2.00pm UK time. It is the time taken by the Kenyan Supreme Court to hear and ...

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