Category archives for: Editorial

Common currency in West Africa stalled

The road to a Euro style common West African or ECOWAS currency is littered with uncertainty and lack of mutual understanding, among other economic factors. Even more pressing is the continuous domination of France that continues to drive the political and economic realities of its former West African colonies. The establishment of a common currency […]

Crush them now!

Once upon a time, Germany colonized what is now known as the Republic of Togo in West Africa. A part of that area was referred to as TransVolta Togoland. After Germany lost World War I, it automatically lost its colonies, including present day Togo and ceded same to France and Britain. The colony was divided […]

Honor this Philosopher

In our last issue we published an article by the Guardian titled “Berlin to rename ‘Moor Street’ after black philosopher Anton Wilhelm Amo” on our front page and a piece on the man discussed elsewhere in the same issue. After years of socio-political wrangling, roadblocks, and obstacles faced by historians, ethnologists and other organizations, Berlin […]

Of pylons, antennae, and billboards in Ghana

Since political independence, various governments have embarked on electrification of the country.  While hydroelectric dams such as the ones at Akosombo and Bui generate 14.5 kilovolts (kv), thermal plants elsewhere generate 13.5 kilovolts. Both go through step up transformers to produce 161 kilovolts that are transmitted on pylons and distributed throughout the country. The 161 […]

Time Is Now

The Black Lives Matter movement which started in the U.S. and gained international recognition did not occur in a vacuum. It has facilitated black consciousness and awareness that has not been experienced since the Civil Rights era in the 60s. And this time around, the impact and ripple effects are felt beyond the shores of […]

GHANA: Quality of Life & Tourism

Sanitation Courts Since Ghana’s political Independence in 1957, various governments have sought to reconnect and attract home Africans in the diaspora who wished to relocate. Ghana’s first President Kwame Nkrumah set the pace with the relocation of icons like W.E.B. Dubois, George Padmore, etc. Under the government of President J. J. Rawlings the Pan African […]

Ghana: Time to review the One Man One Vote policy

Every democratic institution that yearns for progress must periodically re-assess itself, revise its untenable processes, procedures and protocols and realign the objectives to attain its set goals. Any institution that fails to improve upon its existing rules, regulations, or constitution is doomed to fail. Nothing new is achieved when same input is fed unto a […]

POLICE BRUTALITY: WHEN IS ENOUGH NOT ENOUGH?

Last month’s murder of a black man in Minnesota by a white police officer and his associates is not unprecedented in U.S. history so far as police brutality against non-white people are concerned. The United States of America is blighted with a long, shameful, and notorious history of visiting massacre and mayhem, covertly or overtly, […]

Finding a cure for COVID-19 in Africa

The race for a remedy for coronavirus, otherwise known as Covid-19 has gathered full steam as the pandemic is unrelentingly devastating countries. In the United States, more than a million people have been infected with more than 104,000 dead at the time of writing. Finding a cure and relief for such a virus is a […]

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 […]

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