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matters arising….

 “matters arising…” is my attempt to share articles that have been published in different places here.
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The Life Story of Madam Christiana Kwaley Sawyerr

Christiana House in Tudu - Painting by Charles Paddy Sawyerr Jnr, It is a New Year and I am trying to do new things.  The Year 0f Return has triggered a desire to also go search my roots.  I am hoping that my Sawyerr family will get more [...]

By |January 12th, 2020|Categories: Ghana, Society, Tributes|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Will Brexit affect Africa at all?

  THE fascination with Brexit continues with the torturous process of democracy being showcased. All the important institutions of the state are playing a role, the executive, parliament, the Supreme Court, the Queen – and it has already cost Britain, two prime ministers. But it is the effect of Brexit [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Britain, Politics, Society|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Why I have now joined the Labour Party

 oberserber  britain, equality, politics  November 4, 2019 7 Minutes By africanvoice -October 11, 20190409Share on FacebookTweet on Twitter By Ade Sawyerr – In 2008, I was invited to a Labour Party fundraising event in Streatham.  I met the Labour Party MP who was in conversation with the person who eventually succeeded him. When asked about my politics I [...]

By |November 4th, 2019|Categories: Britain, Politics, Race Equality and Diversity, Society|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Look how far we have come: Ghana Union in retrospect 40 years on!

 oberserber  Uncategorized  October 30, 2019 4 Minutes Look how far we have come – Ghana Union in retrospect The origins of Ghana Union can be traced to the old West African Students Union that was vibrant in the early part of the last century, when students on scholarships and private study alike, needed [...]

By |October 30th, 2019|Categories: Black Matters, Ghana, Society|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Relevance of Nkrumah’s Vision for Ghana and Africa – Ade Sawyerr

MATTERS ARISING – ADE SAWYERR Will Africa ever achieve the potential envisaged by the leaders at independence? Will Africa ever rid itself of the poverty that continues to rack the continent amid all the wealth and resources that exist on the continent?    The answers to these questions depend on [...]

By |September 28th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Ghana, Politics, World|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

CPP has an opportunity to deliver for the people of Ghana

The CPP has an opportunity to deliver for the people of Ghana in 2009-2012 but it can only do so, if it stays disciplined and personal ambitions are sacrificed for party unity. Everywhere you go in Ghana people are saying if only we have an alternative to the failed policies [...]

By |June 20th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Ghana, Politics, Society|Tags: , , |0 Comments

2011, Year for People of African Descent

What are Black people in Britain to make out of this international year for people of African Descent?  - Ade Sawyerr The African Diaspora has been a reality for such a long time that we do not even think about its complexity and how it happened.  Slavery was definitely [...]

Evaluation Report for Mali Enterprising Leaders (MEL)

Evaluation Report for Mali Enterprising Leaders (MEL) — Equinox Consulting  oberserber  Uncategorized  April 17, 2019 0 Minutes Though community businesses exist within the black community, and black community organisations who owned their own premises have been in operation over the past 50 years, it took research by The Ubele Initiative to highlight the degree [...]

Happy birthday Ghana, a maturing 62

 oberserber  Uncategorized  March 6, 2019 2 Minutes Ghana is a great country and will ever be so. The foundation of our independence was well laid by all who fought for our nation to be independent. The question of what type of Ghana we wanted was settled at independence that we want a unitary [...]

By |March 6th, 2019|Categories: Ghana, Politics, Society|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Happy birthday Ghana, a maturing 62

Ghana is a great country and will ever be so. The foundation of our independence was well laid by all who fought for our nation to be independent. The question of what type of Ghana we wanted was settled at independence that we want a unitary state that would grow [...]

Going to the President to find a Chief?

Going to the President to find a Chief?  oberserber  community, culture, Gadangme, ghana, politics  January 18, 2019 3 Minutes I just read that some Ga chiefs went to Flagstaff House to ask the President of the republic of Ghana to come to their house and decide for them who will be their chief, the response was genuine and [...]

Where have all the ethnic Ga politicians in Ghana gone: must representation in parliament still be based on ethnicity and residency?

Where have all the ethnic Ga politicians in Ghana gone: must representation in parliament still be based on ethnicity and residency?  oberserber  black, Gadangme, ghana, ghana, politics, Uncategorized  January 25, 2019 11 Minutes This article was published in the Daily Statesman http://www.thestatesmanonline.com/index.php/politics/4420-where-have-all-the-ga-politicians-gone-part-i WHERE HAVE ALL THE GA POLITICIANS GONE? (PART I) ADE SAWYERR 16 JANUARY 2019 HITS: 139 POLITICS [...]

In praise of Kpele wontsemei – Marion Kilson

In praise of Kpele wontsemei – Marion Kilson  oberserber  Uncategorized  January 7, 2019 2 Minutes In Praise of Kpele Wↄƞtsԑmԑi By Marion Kilson Caught by her god, Chosen messenger between god and human; Caught by her god, Defamed no more as childless and unschooled; Caught by her god, Crowned with the five corners of the [...]

Transformation by Marion Kilson

Transformation by Marion Kilson  oberserber  black, Gadangme, ghana  December 7, 2018 0 Minutes   Transformation By  Marion Kilson Brought from inner sequestration Into a guest-filled yard. Laid upon the ground at twilight; Lifted to the star— Not once but thrice. Distilled drink passes among guests; Each one whispers the name. Each one sips from a coconut. [...]

The fantasy, the dream and the Brexit Vote.

The fantasy, the dream and the Brexit Vote.  oberserber  Uncategorized  November 17, 2018 What started out as an internecine war within the Conservative party has engulfed the whole country and turned into a farce with politicians billed as fantasists and dreamers, with some who are delusional thinking that they are realists. It was [...]

By |November 17th, 2018|Categories: Politics, World|Tags: , |0 Comments
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