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One Less Headache for Ghanaians Living Abroad

by Kofi Ayim Ghana ports have been a headache for shippers. Open and clandestine shenanigans of bribery, corruption, and thievery have become a staple. Now, the government has come out with an App that not only tracks consignment, but calculate port duties expected to be paid. The Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana, Alhaji Dr. […]

Ride in Style to the Mountain Top

Tanzania wants to facilitate trips to the top of Mountain Kilimanjaro in style. It is aggressively considering a cable car that will lift people who want to see the mountain top without sweating it out. The project is expected to boost tourism. Tanzania wants to boost tourist numbers by putting a cable car on Mount […]

Migrants Build Nations

by Kofi Ayim Historically, developed civilizations and nations have been built through migrants. Ancient Egypt was great built by migrants. Western Europe was built mainly by migrants from Africa and other places. The U. S. is the most powerful nation in the world because of collective mosaic of immigrant talents. Any nation that attempts to […]

Hear Her Majesty, Aye, She Speaks the Truth

Whether by design or default, Europeans created artificial boundaries in Africa between homogeneous groups. So much so that most African countries have no national language, having adopted foreign languages as lingua franca. Now, a traditional ruler in Ghana has questioned the wisdom of nation building on a borrowed language. A traditional ruler at Nkyinkyin Grabodo […]

Pres. Bouteflika Resigns But Protests Continue In Algeria

by Ruth Michaelson Despite the announcement by 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika that he will step down after having been in power for 20 years, Algerians have continued their protests, now in its seventh successive week. Thousands have taken to the streets of the Algerian capital Algiers, demanding a complete overhaul of the country’s political structure. […]

France Evaluates Role in Rwanda Genocide, Marking 25th Anniversary

by Henry Samuel French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed researchers to carry out a two-year investigation into the role of the French army in the Rwandan genocide that is still a source of tension between Paris and Kigali 25 years later. President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to shed unprecedented light on France’s murky role in […]

One-Man Churches in Africa Must Emulate LDS & Give BacktotheCommunity

Christian doctrine calls for giving back to the community. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has committed to a project akin to the Akan proverbial SANKOFA to help African Americans reconnect to their ancestral roots. Meanwhile, one-man African megachurches who claim a God-given call to rake in thousands of tax-free dollars abound throughout […]

Measles Outbreak in Madagascar Infects Over 68,000 and Kills 900

LOVA RABARY The World Health Organization says that an epidemic of measles in Madagascar has caused more than 900 deaths. According to WHO figures, over 68,000 cases were reported in which 553 deaths were confirmed and 373 suspected from measles since the outbreak began in September. Madagascar has launched a nationwide campaign to try to […]

France Forces Africa to Feed It

Like the tsetse fly, Western Europe and the U.S. have been sucking the lifeline off Africa since slavery time. From Cecil Rhodes who thought he owned Zimbabwe and named it after himself – Rhodesia – to King Leopold II whose atrocities to the people of Congo is on par with Adolf Hitler, most Western countries […]

Ethiopia’s Teff Flour Not A Dutch Invention After All!

ABDI LATIF DAHIR A recent ruling by a three-judge court in the Netherlands has struck down a 2003 patent led by Dutchman Jans Roosjen as the inventor of teff flour, used in making such Ethiopian staples as injera flatbread. Teff is a grain variety so old that its original cultivation date is lost to history […]