Category archives for: Editorial

The World Needs Genuine Cooperation to rid itself of COVID 19

Like all documented pandemics in our contemporary world, the appearance of coronavirus less than two years ago threatened the world order and placed it in a jittery and uncertain situation and future. The scientific world and researchers responded in kind and within a short time came up with antidotes to the debilitating virus. In an […]

Fix the sanitation situation in Accra, Ghana

When Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo assumed leadership of the Republic of Ghana in 2017, among his early promises and goals was to make Accra, the national capital, the cleanest in Africa. The President was right, because the filth that had littered and engulfed the gateway city to Africa was nothing to write home […]

Child Pornography: Shelve the report now

A report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says that pornography may not always be harmful to children. And preventing children from watching porn may violate their human rights, based on extensive interpretation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Profoundly strange as it is, this report seeks to repudiate the long-held […]

Ghana: Media freedom not a license

Caleb Kudah, a Citi FM journalist ventures into the grounds of the offices of Ghana’s National Security and starts taking shots of the premises against the notices and the norms and practices pertaining to such places. He is caught and detained and later released for the day, only for him to report the following day […]

Beware, Men of God.

The introduction of religions from Europe and the Middle East, namely Christianity and Islam, to then Gold Coast (present day Ghana) did not change the relationship among the people of the country. Moslems, Christians and traditionalists co-existed peaceably. In particular, Moslems and Christians have lived side by side with each other without rancor. The dynamics […]

Galamsey – the economic antithesis of Ghana’s development

In his opening speech at a bi-partisan Consultative Dialogue on Small Scale Mining in Accra on Wednesday, April 14 President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo called on participants to “discuss issues relating to illegal small-scale mining dispassionately devoid of partisan politics, narrow and parochial interests.” The Consultative Dialogue was initiated by the Minister of Lands and […]

Nigeria: To Let Live or Leave Die

Guest Editorial by Dr. M.O. Ene Nigeria is at the crossroads. Things are falling apart. This is not new. Nigeria has been here. During the 1990s ravaging regime of General Abacha, pundits declared Nigeria a failed state. By divine intervention, as Pentecostals claim, the green giant with clay claws crawled back from the edge of […]

Magufuli -A Mbeki Redux and a Think Up Call for Africa

(Guest Editorial by Dr. Kofi A. Boateng   New York City) In a few words we seek to tackle three important topics: John Magufuli, the recently deceased president of Tanzania, Thabo Mbeki the former president of South Africa, and a call to Africa to simply THINK. The world knows that John Magufuli was last seen in […]

Ghana’s Election 2020 Petition – Mahama accepts verdict with a pinch of salt

On March 4, 2021, the Supreme Court of Ghana threw out a petition filed by former President John Dramani Mahama challenging the validity of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as President-elect of the Republic of Ghana following the presidential and parliamentary elections held on December 7, 2020. The Electoral Commission (E.C.) on December 9, 2020 […]

Rethinking a lingua franca for Ghana

At her vetting by the Appointments Committee in Parliament recently the Minister-designate for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson, was alleged to have expressed herself in Ghana’s official language, English, below par. And as usual politics checked in, and the general consensus would hang the poor woman. Incidentally she is the person who […]