Bro Ofosu – Rest in perfect peace in the Lord

With the passing into eternity of Bro Ofosu, we have lost one of our most influential cousins who played his part both in the family and beyond in the wider Ghanaian community. He was a polymath, competent in most fields of study, interested in the traditional as well as the modern, and ambidextrous.  He blazed […]

Learning Insight: A change in funders’ attitude towards BAME organisations?

https://festivaloflearning.londonfunders.org.uk/programme/theme/equity/learning-insight-change-funders-attitude-towards-bame-organisations Ade Sawyerr, Management Consultant at Equinox Consulting reflects on lessons from their review of the funding going to BAME community organisations in Southwark. The Government is finding that Black Asian Minority Ethnic, a term used to ensure that funding reaches beneficiaries in disadvantaged communities is not very much liked now that it has been shortened to its […]

Remembering Tom Sawyerr

remembering Tom Sawyerr

Remembering Tom, Yesterday, 3rd April 22, the sun was shining but as usual with spring that ushers in the first shoots of green, the weather was still deceptively chilly – we did get some snow flurries on Friday past. I had the privilege of a ride from Amanda Amerley Star* I went to church for […]

Gadangme Speaking Fellowship – 27 March 2022

The clocks went forward today, the start of British Summer Time and I almost missed church. I was in so much of a rush that I completely missed the essence of Mothering Sunday. I also heard on the news that an imminent total lockdown was expected in Shanghai almost three years since the first lockdown […]

Awo Awo Awo

awo awo awo

Awo Awo AwoAwo Agbai breku tsᴐᴐ. Congregations beg God for rain to fall, that millet may grow and Kpele worshipers may find food.Awo Awo Awo Awo Agbai breku tsᴐᴐ. In a god’s shrine worshipers sing Awo Awo Awo Awo Agbai breku tsᴐᴐ. On the way to the sacred field Kpele worshipers always sing Awo Awo […]

Must Africa be worried about this new war in Europe??

ukraine - war in europe

There is no reason or justification for this new war in Europe however the concept of only one superpower in the world is not a position that I am comfortable with and in my book as a pacifist, the earlier there is a ceasefire the better it is for the world. War is a bad […]

Lest we forget Nii Kwabena Bonne III – the man who gave us independence

In tracing our march to independence, we must count among Ghana’s heroes Theodore Kwamla Taylor – also known as Boycotthene, or Nii Kwabena Bonne III First published  at https://asaaseradio.com/lest-we-forget-nii-kwabena-bonne-the-man-who-gave-us-independence/ Sane Eteshi – Matters Arising The path to our independence was forged in diverse ways in the early part of the 20th century by many people – […]

Rest in perfect peace, my very punctual Blofonyo – Mr Winston Davies

Mr Winston Davies lived an interesting and fulfilling life and there are many attributes of his life that we will cherish as we bid him farewell on his journey to his Maker. He was warm and affectionate but did not suffer fools gladly. He was deep and thoughtful but was not wedded to any dogma, […]

Who is an African – the pan-Africanist solution?

who is african - the panafricanist solution

Who is African – the pan-Africanisat solution? AFRICANS in Britain are in a crisis of definition about how they should be referred to, as more and more people question the value of the term BAME inclusive as it may be.       Several people assert that BAME which stands for Black Asian Minority Ethnic […]

The anti-gay bill: beyond our Parliament of wise owls

The anti-gay bill:

The anti-gay bill: beyond our Parliament of wise owls From where in our country and our value systems does this bigotry against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex Ghanaians emanate? The constitution of the democratic South Africa protects gay rights and legalises same-sex marriage, the only African country to do so Asaase YaaSend an […]

Who can fix Croydon? – Callton Young can fix Croydon!

Who can fix Croydon? – Callton Young can fix Croydon! Croydon is perhaps one of the most interesting boroughs in London, an outer London borough with inner-city characteristics that should have city status, but for the fact that it has no cathedral.   Croydon is also perhaps the most diverse borough in the country with […]

Maxine Marie James – a good woman leaves her children today

maxine marie james

Maxine Marie James – a good woman leaves her children todayNyɛ kpakpa ko minshi ebii nmɛnɛ – Tookwɛlɔ kpakpa ko minshi ebii nmɛnɛWɔke yaafoo nui minkɛɛ – NaaNyonmo kɛ bo aya shia shweeshweeshwee A good mother leaves her children today.  Maxine James leaves us today to go back to the village to be with the […]

The legacy of our founding fathers of independence in Africa should not be trashed

COMMENTTHE death of one of the founding fathers of the African independence movement, Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, has coincided with the questioning of the economic legacy of the founder of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah by one of the ex-presidents, John Agyekum Kufuor. In the view of president Kufuor, Ghana would have fared better, if […]

A summer of drifting from COVID to dreadlocks … and back to prayer

A summer of drifting from COVID to dreadlocks

AfricaCultureHealthOpinion Black people in the diaspora must be wary of becoming the targets of some of the worst kinds of misinformation, which only divide us  Sane Eteshi – Matters Arising A summer of drifting from COVID to dreadlocks … and back to prayer Just when we thought that a final easing of the lockdown would […]

The silent CSOs conundrum: who will #FixTheCountry?

the silent-csos conundrum

Rather than be the bugbear of central governments across Africa, civil society organisations – if they are well run and have the benefit of co-operation from those same governments – will reach the parts that state institutions can’t Sane Eteshi – Matters Arising The silent CSOs conundrum: who will #FixTheCountry? The relationship between governments and civil […]

Tribute to my friend the Ga politician – Joshua Nii Attoh Quarshie

Brightly beams our Father’s mercyFrom His lighthouse evermore;But to us He gives the keepingOf the lights along the shore. Let the lower lights be burning!Send a gleam across the wave!Some poor fainting, struggling seamanYou may rescue, you may save. In my youth, the name Attoh Quarshie was synonymous with a demagogue with the gift of […]

Reversing the brain drain – better management of migration.

ABCOMMENTTHE brain drain is real! As most advanced countries implement immigration policies that attract the best of human capital across the world, Africa continues to lose its pool of skilled workers to these countries.  Scholarships, internships, work experience and training programmes, stints in industry programmes, Highly Skilled Migrant programmes, Tier One, and Tier Two visas […]

The change with galamsey can only come through us

Our man in London argues that our governments are impotent against that great curse on the people of Ghana – galamsey Sane Eteshi – Matters Arising The president of Ghana is not an emperor. He is not ordained, even if some of his people think and say that the battle is the Lord’s. He has no […]

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