Category archives for: Editorial

Tuskegee is on our mind!

In early April of this year, two French doctors suggested on French television the idea of testing a vaccine against coronavirus in Africa. The two were not your ordinary physicians. Camille Locht is the head of research at the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) in Lille, while Jean-Paul Mira is the head […]

Coronavirus in Ghana – Matters Arising

On Friday March 27, 2020, the President of the Republic of Ghana announced a partial lockdown of the metropolitan areas of Accra and Kumasi. His message was warmly received internationally more so than in Ghana, where everything is perceived in terms of politics. The President gave a 48-hour notice for the partial lockdown to be […]

Of epidemic, pandemic et al…How prepared Is Africa?

Human development has been characterized by tangible and intangible challenges. From hunter-gathering times through agrarian and industrial societies epidemics and pandemics have altered the course of history and development. The first documented pandemic – the Justinian Plague – in 541 AD was estimated to have killed over 50 million people in three centuries. The second […]


For the past several centuries, Africa has been the mother continent that has been feeding the rest of the world in almost all facets of life. From religion, science, mathematics, philosophy, and almost any conceivable discipline, the world has learned and gained immensely from the cradle of civilization. Early Africans in Egypt, Ethiopia, and other […]

Ghana – NO ROPAA, NO VOTE in 2020!

(Guest editorial) Article 42 of Ghana’s current Constitution of 1992 states that every Ghanaian aged 18 years old and older, and of sound mind, has the right to be registered and to vote in national elections and referenda. Note that the right to vote is for ALL Ghanaians, with no reference or restriction on place […]

Stop the Religious madness in Africa!

In November 1978, more than 900 people, including 304 children, lost their lives in the jungles of South America through the acts and actions of Rev. Jim Jones. The American faith leader had relocated his Peoples Temple with its congregation from the U.S. to Jonestown, Guyana, from the prying eyes of U.S. authorities. The parishioners […]

Amandla appeals to its patrons and readers

African immigrants in the United States pride themselves as one of the most educated communities in the country and to a large extent it is true. We venture to say that almost all of them in the United States speak the English language and there are many that would affect the Queens language even more […]

The African Union Capitulates to French Interest

In October 2017, the African Union (AU) appointed the Zimbabwean Arikana Chihombori-Quao, MD, as the second African Union Ambassador to the United State. She succeeded the Tanzanian Her Excellency Ambassador Amina Salum Ali who inaugurated the AU head office in Washington, DC. in 2007. The AU Ambassador collectively represents Africa’s interest in North America. Surprisingly, […]

The Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Ghana: A Lost Opportunity?

The recent national discourse on comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) in Ghana schools has stirred emotions. The debate has been vigorous and healthy. It signifies that our democracy is becoming consolidated into maturity. Given the importance of sexuality education to children, we wished the President had directed the Ministries of Education and Health to address the […]

Here Cometh Japan, the New Kid on the African Block!

The announcement of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that Japan’s private sector will invest $20 billion over three years in infra- structure and human development on the African continent is very welcome news. Shinzo Abe gave this assurance while addressing African leaders at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) VII in Yokohama, Japan, […]