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Africa’s antidotes against Putin’s retaliatory measures

Bakeries in Burkina Faso are reported to have shut down owing to scarcity of flour because of the Russo-Ukrainian war. NATO’s standoff to call a bluff to Russia’s threat to cut off the supply of crude oil and gas if payments are not made in Rubles has been rendered ineffective as many NATO member countries […]

…And she wept!

The Vice President of Costa Rica is reported to have wept uncontrollably at the slave dungeons of Ghana’s Elmina Castle on April 20. Her Excellency Epsy Campbell Barr accompanied by Dr Natalia Kanem, UN Under-Secretary General, and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) were in Ghana as part of “The Return Mission” […]

The New World Order and Africa

On March 30, 2022, Russia’s minister of foreign affairs, Sergey Lavrov, in a conversation with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, said “we together with you and our sympathizers will move towards a multipolar, just, democratic new world order,” Lavrov was echoing his boss, Vladimir Putin’s exact wish. Putin is reacting to the punitive sanctions of […]

Africa in post-Russian-Ukrainian War

The Akan of Ghana have a proverb that literally says “when two elephants fight, it is the forest (or grass) that suffers. And once the damage is done, the ripple effect is felt not only by those close to the vicinity of the battleground, but also those far and beyond. Such is the story of […]

Ghana: Time to revise COVID-19 protocol at ports

Some two years ago, at the dawn of the Coronavirus pandemic, the world was thrown in a quandary. While some developed countries – with cutting edge science and technology – couldn’t distinguish a kneecap from a shoulder to mitigate the debilitating pandemic, the ruling government of some 30 million people with limited resources, employed strategies […]

Ghana Deserves No Coup

The talk of the town now among the opposition and critics of the ruling government is a military coup d’état to mitigate the hard times in Ghana. And Amandla says it is a shortsighted and unwise perception for a country that has had more than a dozen forcible changes of government in its 65 years […]

The spate of coups in West Africa: to what avail?

On the agenda of a recent AU summit in Addis Ababa was the spate of coups in the West African region. The ‘wave of unconstitutional changes of government’ was found disturbing. The Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States, Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo bemoaned the trend, describing it as and ‘contagious.’ […]

Honor; Appreciation; and Gratitude

Every year in the United States and some European countries, people who have made significant contributions in their fields of endeavor are recognized for their works. The United States, for instance, has several such awards and honors for such people as entertainers, sports personalities, media practitioners, politicians, military personnel and public servants, scholars and ordinary […]

Ghana’s Democracy: Quo vadis?

Depending on which side one belongs, being a Ghanaian in these post-Covid times in Ghana could worsen one’s Maalox moments or give one hope for 2024. It is too soon yet, but the current standoff between the very thin majority and the hilarious minority is a thing to think about. We have a political soccer […]

Ghana’s 2022 budget: matters arising

On November 17, 2021, Ghana’s minister of finance, Ken Ofori Atta read his budget for the year 2022 but the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) voted it down late November 26, 2021. The opposition party in parliament would not accept some taxes, including the 1.75 percent tax on electronic money transfers known as Momo among […]