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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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Sankofa:TWO YEARS OF JUBILEE FIELDS OPERATION: 2011 AND 2012

On 21st December, 2012, I released a short article titled “The Jubilee Fields: Losses Suffered by Ghana.” It was carried by a number of websites all over the world before it was blocked by some unknown person/s if one googles for it. For the benefit of those who did not have access to read it, they can follow the link ...

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Ghana: Going to hospital to die..by Benedicta Baka

As a citizen of Ghana, I’m beginning to wonder whether there is any safety at all for citizens of this country.I still remember when my father was transferred from the Atoa government hospital to the Korle-bu Teaching hospital for further treatment after he was diagnosed of cancer of the lungs. I was getting ready to go and meet him and ...

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Mahama desperately fights to keep his job….*Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.

President John Dramani Mahama’s application to the Supreme Court seeking clarification on specific issues to be determined in Nana Akufo-Addo’s contestation of the legitimacy of the former’s presidency, shockingly demonstrates a pathetic lack of appreciation for electoral democracy. It also, more than anything else, underscores the desperate struggle of the former Atta-Mills lieutenant to saving his blighted and heavily damaged ...

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