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The Case of Gayism in Ghana and Africa

Ghanaian politicians, clergy, academicians, and other professionals are upset, actually angry and up in arms, about British Prime Minister Theresa May’s offer to help Ghana expunge laws against homosexuality that the colonial government bequeathed to Ghana and Africa, because Britain (and other developed nations) have expunged theirs in the name of human rights! We would rather define human rights in terms of racism, bigotry, inequality, and […]

Kigali’s Female Moto Drivers

by YARNO RITZEN The best way to move about in the Rwandan capital of Kilgali is by “moto” – or motorcycle. Those who do not own one can easily hail a moto as a taxi; a very common sight across the wider East African region. While neighboring countries such as Kenya and Uganda also have the same form of taxi […]

Church opposes Burundi referendum

Burundi’s influential Catholic bishops said on Thursday that they were opposed to fundamental constitutional changes to be voted on in a referendum this month. If passed, the proposed changes could see President Pierre Nkurunziza remain in charge for another 16 years. Catholic bishops in Burundi have criticized an upcoming referendum on constitutional reform, warning that voters will be too afraid to express their views. If passed […]

African Fashion Makes Inroads But…

by Kofi Ayim Without a doubt, African fashion has experienced a significant boom of late. With the growing exposure through movies and social media, African fabrics is no longer just the choice of the African diaspora, but has now become top-of-mind for celebrities and trendsetters alike. For the past several years, African fabrics that used to attract curious onlookers have gradually become fashionable in the […]

Winnie Madikizela- Mandela Dies at 81

South African anti-apartheid activist and former wife of the late President Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 81. Hailed as mother of the ‘new’ South Africa, Madikizela-Mandela’s legacy as an anti-apartheid heroine was undone when she was revealed to be a ruthless ideologue prepared to sacrifice laws and lives in pursuit of revolution […]

Liberian Refugees in the U.S. Facing Deportation

As President Trump announced the end of the a protected status program created for refugees of the Liberian Civil War, immigrants in New York’s “Little Liberia” are considering going underground, preparing to leave the U.S. and simply praying for a reprieve. Their experience mirrors what could happen for hundreds of thousands of other immigrants with similar […]

Ghana King Visits Former Jersey Church

Nana Amoatia Ofori Panin II, King of Akyem Abuakwa in the Eastern Region of Ghana paid a visit to his former home of New Jersey Saturday, April 7th. The King, who prior to his enstoolment and relocation to Ghana was a New Jersey resident and member of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, led a […]


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Congo-Brazzaville’s Hidden War Rages On

The shells of burnt-out vehicles rust in the rain and crumbling houses poke out through the overgrown brush. The village of Soumouna in Congo-Brazzaville’s southern Pool region lies empty and guarded by soldiers, but there’s undeniable evidence of what happened here 20 months ago. Isma Nkodia, 25, said she was passing through the village at four in the afternoon when government […]

Book Launch Animates Ghanaians to Revisit Roots

About a hundred people gathered on Saturday afternoon, February 3rd, at The Priory in Newark for the launch of local author Kofi Ayim’s third book. Having previously written about a slave-turned-businessman of Akan descent (Jack Cudjo) and then about the heritage and customs of that nationwithin-a-nation (The Akan of Ghana), Ayim has now completed a volume focusing on a particular state within […]