Category archives for: Op-Ed

Prosecute them all

Published reports from Ghana’s Auditor General’s Department indicate that some members of Ghana’s Parliament have been trooping to the office of the Auditor General’s to plead on behalf of corrupt state officials under investigation. This, we believe, is abuse of power and criminal. The announcement, which came out at a forum organized by Parliament’s Constitutional, […]

Nigeria needs to start talking about the horrors of the Biafra war, fifty years on

by Chika Oduah In 2014, the Nigerian National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) flagged the widely publicized film adaptation of Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s bestselling novel, “Half of a Yellow Sun” to ensure that it would not undermine national security. While people around the world watched the film, in Nigeria, its release had […]

Reform discovery process to ensure fundamental rights

By Melissa Mark-Viverito and Seymour W. James Jr. In September 2016, Aaron Cedres was arrested for gang assault, accused of beating a patron outside a Bronx nightclub he worked at as a bouncer. Surveillance video supposedly captured the assault, and when the case was presented to the grand jury, defense lawyers asked to see the […]

Bawumia sneezes and the NDC catches cold

by Kwabena Opong Following NPP vice presidential candidate Mahamudu Bawumia’s latest lecture on the Ghanaian economy on Thursday, September 8, the ruling NDC party has subjected the economics academic to a barrage of verbal attacks. Among those leading the attack on Alhaji Bawumia is Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur who instead of rebutting what Dr. […]

Compassion, Empathy as cure of Trumpism

By Osmond Ekwueme Politics should not be put ahead of national interests nor ideology and hate dominate our thinking over everything. Now I am satisfied with someone being on the opposite side of the political spectrum from me, trying to keep in mind that one side in an argument rarely holds all the truth. However, […]