Category archives for: Editorial

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, […]

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 […]


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 […]


…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 […]