The challenge for Africa – Jobs for the Boys and Girls

The challenge for Africa – Jobs for the Boys and Girls “Education is that whole system of human training within and without the schoolhouse walls, which molds and develops men and women” WEB Du Bois Talented Tenth There are few options left for Africa to develop and catch up with the rest of the world.  […]

FARE THEE WELL – MARTIN KAZUKA

martin Kazuka

It was refreshing to meet Martin when I did in early 1983, I had come down from Manchester to look for work in London and there were several people that I needed to see. He was then working for the Hackney Ethnic Minority Business Project where he had written a small booklet that blazed the […]

Globalisation using African Resources – Ade Sawyerr

Two decades into a century that we all hope will herald Africa’s coming of age, the need for critical governance has never been more urgent. In a changing world of deepening globalisation, Africa should focus on the practical rather than the ideological. We must build African institutions that will enable us to hold our own […]

In the struggle of CPP, there’s no victory

GhanaHeadlineHistoryOpinionPolitics In the struggle of CPP, there’s no victory The people’s party – Osagyefo’s Convention People’s Party – has been rejected by the people yet again. For one stalwart, it’s time to call a halt for good  4,627 5 minutes read Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Share via Email Print Sane Eteshi – Matters Arising   Election 2020 is over, except for […]

Rawlings of Ghana or Africa?

Rawlings of Ghana or Africa? Jerry John Rawlings, my house and classmate, passed away on November 12, 2020.  He dominated Ghana politics for over 20 years, as Military Head of State, President and founder of the 4th Republic.  He was also a polarising figure and remains so in death. The ruling New Patriotic Party, whose […]

Funerals, politics and social distancing: the Rawlings pickle

Funerals, politics and social distancing: the Rawlings pickle It would be in the spirit of Jerry Rawlings for him to have asked for a simple ceremony – but all the signs are that his burial will be a complex affair  4,629 5 minutes read Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Share via Email Print Sane Eteshi – Matters Arising My sincere sympathies to […]

Tribute to the late Sowah Obuadaban Botswe – A call to the Gadangme Diaspora

Tribute to the late Sowah Obuadaban Botswe – A call to the Gadangme Diaspora I pay this tribute to the memory of Sowah Obuadaban Botswe who was the first president of Gadangme International in America and who died earlier this year.  I did not hear of his passing but when it was brought to my attention […]

Ten minutes for “wudɔwu” – election endgames of fake news and more …

Ten minutes for “wudɔwu” – election endgames of fake news and more … Can’t position yourself to kick the ball? Get ready to kick the man. In the last stages of the 2020 election campaign season, it was anything goes … Sane Eteshi – Matters Arising It takes four years to run an election but […]

Sod that: pickaxes, spades, and cutting the ‘sword’

Sod that: pickaxes, spades and cutting the “sword” In the run-up to every election in Ghana, our politicians go into a frenzy of photo-opportunities, – sod cutting for all manner of projects, from the fanciful to the banal to those kept privy Sane Eteshi – Matters Arising Four years ago, President John Dramani Mahama was […]

Sodom and Gomorrah must fall – and now!

  Sane Eteshi – Matters Arising The time must have come for the government to take an interest in the development of Accra and to do something about the big blot on the landscape of our capital city. Sodom and Gomorrah must fall and it must fall now, otherwise the prospect of Accra as the most beautiful […]

The Covid response – Africa must fly and soar

  THE year 2020 will forever remain the year when most events world-wide were postponed or cancelled. It will also be remembered as the year the economic and military might of the world’s most developed countries was found wanting and became overwhelmed by the onslaught of the Covid plague. To date close to 31 million […]

Manifestos and infrastructure – the substance of our politics

Manifestos and infrastructure – the substance of our politics Sane Eteshi – Matters Arising   Election year comes with a lot of pseudo-intellectual work by political parties, intent on producing manifestos that civil society organisations and the so-called neutral think tanks will be unable to tear apart. So, they assemble the brightest sparks and wonks […]

Ubele Case Studies – Impact of COVID19 on Elders – Ade Sawyerr

https://www.ubele.org/covid19-case-studies ‘ I just wonder, how do our children  feel in a system where they are detached,  where  nothing is coming from them and yet they will be the resolution – I guess I have to believe our kids and our young people, will do well’- Ade Sawyerr   Name – Jacob Williamson Adeyemi Sawyerr  […]

The Accra New Town experiment – implementing quality education  

  The Accra New Town experiment – implementing quality education The Accra New Town experiment – implementing quality education   At a time when most advanced countries are debating the quality of education, Ghana has centred its debate on access to and cost of education. One would have thought education is an investment that would […]

The Gadangme Internet Forum – A call to join

The Gadangme Internet Forum – A call to join – https://groups.io/g/gadangme   Over the course of the past two decades and counting, several incidents have caused concern within the GaDangme polity and there have been several who have sought to fan the flames of tribal discontent by starting to beat the war drums. The matured […]

The politics of Ghana’s History – We need more holidays to resolve the issue.

The politics of Ghana’s history. Revisiting the matter of Founders’ Day The politics of Ghana’s History – We need more holidays to resolve the issue. My version of history is quite different from the version of history that has bestowed another national holiday in our country. The speaker of our Parliament has over the years […]

No Homowo in London this year, we are shielding from Corocoro

Breaking tradition – no Hɔmɔwɔ in London this year! No Homowo in London this year, we are shielding from Corocoro Awo Awo Awoo! Agban Ei, Bleku Tsɔɔ, Esu esu, Enam enam, Manye, Manye, Adiban Kpɔtɔɔ On Christmas Day last year I was challenged by a FACEBOOK friend to render AfehyiaPa in my mother tongue. She […]

Are elections more important than politics?

Are elections more important than politics? Despite the new coronavirus pandemic and the ever-present threat of another spike in the number of infections, the ongoing voters registration exercise has been successful. I hope that we will convert our computer systems to continuous updating of the voters register especially since we now collect a lot of […]

Selwyn Market on my mind or is it Rawlings Park?

Selwyn Market on my mind … or is it Rawlings Park?   A beautiful picture of, what is supposed to be the aerial view of that most celebrated market in Accra has been doing the rounds on various WhatsApp chat platforms.  I do not know how old that picture is or who had taken it, […]

The Late Manye Sarah Kukuorkor Mills Okaikoi – Sleep Well my Sister

Manye Sarah Kukuorkor Mills Okaikoi

The Late Manye Sarah Kukuorkor Mills Okaikoi – Sleep Well Te aye tɛŋŋ ni kakalɔi enyɔnyɔi ni tawunii hu ahiɛ ekpata nɛɛ The mighty are fallen, and the weapons of war perished   2 Samuel 1:27 Manye Kukuorkor has fallen and all Gadangme in the Diaspora will mourn the loss of this warrior lady who fought […]