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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, […]

Africa at the U.N. – Whither To?

In mid-September of each year, world leaders descend on New York City to attend the General Assembly Session of the United Nations. Speeches, symposia, and fanfares are basically the hallmarks of the yearly event. Official engagements, networking, and discussions on the sidelines are held between and among power brokers, as well as shakers and movers […]

IS WESTERN DEMOCRACY ANATHEMA TO AFRICA?

A number of developed countries practice Western-type democracy as their system of governance. Western countries and the U.S. not only tout their democratic credentials as the best in the world, they tend to foist their system on emerging nations in a “one size fits all” system. The U.S. has a complex maze of electing its […]

RWANDA IN PERSPECTIVE: 25 YEARS AGO…

…the world woke up to find that almost one million people had been massacred in Rwanda within a period of 100 days. The genocide was sparked by the death of President Juvenal Habyarimana, a moderate Hutu (with Burundi’s president Cyprien Ntaryamira, and some French nationals), when his plane was shot down above Kigali airport on […]

Year of Return – Ghana Can Do More

Some 400 years ago, the first documented Africans kidnapped from the shores of West Africa by the Portuguese arrived in Europe. The kidnapping and enslavement of Africans – from present day Senegal to Angola and especially from the areas Europeans named the Grain Coast (Republic of Liberia), Ivory Coast, Gold Coast (Republic of Ghana) through […]

Asanteman Leadership Crisis Resolved

The first known Ghanaian non-religious, non-political, and non-profit organization in the United States is Asanteman Association of New York. The association, formed almost forty years ago, was patterned after traditional setups in their native Asante, Ghana. The premier Constitution of New York Asanteman – crafted with doses of Western and Asante elements – was basically […]

Time to Acquire Africa Center is Now!

According to 2015 research, there were more than 1.7 million Africans in the United States, and the 2010 American Community Survey found out that the largest numbers of African immigrants are in California, New York, Texas, Maryland, and Virginia. New Jersey has about 86,000 Africans, Maryland 120,000, Georgia 75,000 and Florida 60,000, according to 2018 […]

Welcome to Africa! (Fellow Africans Need not Apply)

Prior to the demise of the ignoble apartheid regime in South Africa, African countries led the fight by any means possible to free their fellow Africans from the white-minority rule. Now, African migrants in South Africa are being lynched by some South Africans for allegedly taking over their jobs. Xenophobia, the practice of hating anything […]

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