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Africans Should Tell Their Own Stories – Ghana’s President

by Kofi Ayim The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged Africans to tell their own stories because no other people would tell it like it is. He quoted one of Achebe’s popular sayings, “If you don’t like someone’s story, write your own,” to buttress his argument. The President made […]

Government Strong- Armed Mugabe Family to Force Burial at Heroes Acre

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government used strong-arm tactics to force Robert Mugabe’s family to lift their objections to his burial at the National Heroes Acre burial, it was reported on Sunday.Mnangagwa’s emissaries, in negotiations with the family, threatened to seize various properties from the former president’s widow and children in a dramatic showdown that ended in […]

Asante King Otumfuo Osei Tutu II in Washington D.C.

by SADICK ABUBAKAR The 16th King of the Asante people in Ghana, His Royal Highness Nana Otumfuo Osei Tutu II delivered a keynote address at the U.N. High Level Forum on Culture of Peace at the United Nations General Assembly on September 13, 2019. Prior to the U.N. keynote, he addressed a gathering of leaders […]

South Africa’s Scandalous Shame

by M.O. Ene A steady influx of millions of immigrants, both legal and illegal, has undoubtely formented resentment in South Africa, where the current unemployment rate hovers at 29%. According to a 2018 Pew Research poll, about 62% of South Africans believe that immigrants, with the majority of them hailing from other African nations, are […]

To Cry and be Paid for it

There are hired attorneys, hired financial experts, hired drivers and other hired professional services. In Ghana, there are funeral contractors who engage the services of professional criers for grieving families at funeral events. Predominant among the Akan people, this phenomenon is unsurprising for its historical longevity among ancient people. The criers execute the job with […]


by KOFI AYIM Sickle cell anemia is an inheritable disease that predominantly affects people of African descent. It has been recognized in sub-Saharan Africa for over five thousand years, but this hereditary, non-contagious disease was only unearthed and documented in the United States in 1910. Globally, about 330,000 babies are born each year with the […]


by KOFI AYIM The Trump administration has issued a new rule that toughens the requirements for legal immigrants who seek to remain in the U.S. and at the same time has put a bite in the hitherto docile and dormant existing laws on immigration. The new regulation, which starts on October 15, 2019, ensures that […]

West African countries choose new ‘ECO’ single trade currency

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) | As part of its plans to make Africa a more integrated continent, leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have adopted the name ‘ECO’ for a planned single currency to be used in the region.The 15 member group announced at the end of an ECOWAS summit in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital […]

The country people can’t leave because it can’t issue passports

This cash-strapped government has run out of paper and ink to make passports, leaving its people trapped inside its borders. Zimbabwe’s passport-issuing service has ground to a halt, officials say, leaving many citizens trapped in the country as its economic crisis worsens.  Applicants for new or renewed passports face an indefinite wait as the Government […]

Over 80 per cent of schools in anglophone Cameroon shut down, as conflict worsens

Speaking to journalists at the UN offices in Geneva, UNICEF Spokesperson Toby Fricker said that some 1.3 million people, including around 650,000 children, are now in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. Around 450,000 of these people, half of whom are children, are internally displaced.  Thousands of people do not have access to essential basic services, […]