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Ghana charts a new political course

The inauguration of Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his second and last term in office ushered in a new political narrative for the West African nation. In further­ance of the 1992 constitution, a new parliament was sworn in a chaotic and acrimonious manner on January 7, 2021 the same day the president was […]

COVID-19 threatens Africa

Approximately a year ago, China startled the world with its discovery of an epidemic named Corona Virus, later renamed COVID-19. Within a month the epidemic had assumed the status of a pandemic and half of the world’s population was in lockdown as governments struggled to contain the spread. Expectedly, heightened chills went through the spines […]

Ghana’s election: Akufo-Addo wins for all

Ghana is making history in bold and progressive strides towards the Western-type democracy it has adopted. The 8th presidential and parliamentarian election in the 4th Republic of Ghana held on December 7, 2020 was by no means contentious and acrimonious. Campaign rhetoric, insults, and assaults precipitated law enforcement agencies to prepare and meet any potential […]

Amandla endorses Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as Ghana’s President on December 7

Ghana goes to the polls on December 7, 2020 to elect a President and Members of Parliament for the next four years. The polls on the presidency is historic, because it’s the first time a sitting president and an immediate past president are vying for the highest political position in the country. Both have vast […]

The Protest in Nigeria in Perspective

What started as a protest against the pervasive brutality of the police in Africa’s most populous country- Nigeria has since spiraled into a major unrest that has left trails of emotional and physical destruction. Led by the youths, the demand to abolish the Special Anti-Robbery Squad otherwise called SARS of the Nigeria Police Force, turned […]

Common currency in West Africa stalled

The road to a Euro style common West African or ECOWAS currency is littered with uncertainty and lack of mutual understanding, among other economic factors. Even more pressing is the continuous domination of France that continues to drive the political and economic realities of its former West African colonies. The establishment of a common currency […]

Crush them now!

Once upon a time, Germany colonized what is now known as the Republic of Togo in West Africa. A part of that area was referred to as TransVolta Togoland. After Germany lost World War I, it automatically lost its colonies, including present day Togo and ceded same to France and Britain. The colony was divided […]

Honor this Philosopher

In our last issue we published an article by the Guardian titled “Berlin to rename ‘Moor Street’ after black philosopher Anton Wilhelm Amo” on our front page and a piece on the man discussed elsewhere in the same issue. After years of socio-political wrangling, roadblocks, and obstacles faced by historians, ethnologists and other organizations, Berlin […]

Of pylons, antennae, and billboards in Ghana

Since political independence, various governments have embarked on electrification of the country.  While hydroelectric dams such as the ones at Akosombo and Bui generate 14.5 kilovolts (kv), thermal plants elsewhere generate 13.5 kilovolts. Both go through step up transformers to produce 161 kilovolts that are transmitted on pylons and distributed throughout the country. The 161 […]

Time Is Now

The Black Lives Matter movement which started in the U.S. and gained international recognition did not occur in a vacuum. It has facilitated black consciousness and awareness that has not been experienced since the Civil Rights era in the 60s. And this time around, the impact and ripple effects are felt beyond the shores of […]