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Ade Sawyerr is a management consultant at Equinox Consulting who works on enterprise, employment and community development issues within inner city and black and minority communities in Britain. He is also a community activist involved in several local and national causes. He comments on social, economic and political issues with a strong interest in cultural, diversity and third world issues. Ade can be contacted at www.equinoxconsulting.net or adesawyerr@gmail.com.

The revival of Jamestown Fishing Harbour

By |2020-07-19T03:53:25+01:00July 13th, 2020|Culture, Gadangme, Ghana|

https://www.asaaseradio.com/infrastructure/the-revival-of-james-town-fishing-harbour/ Born and bred in James Town, British Accra, I often wonder what is going on in that part of the world. I knew it as a part of Accra that is very little known to many people who live in Accra, but it happens to be the most interesting [...]

Easing the lockdown in cold(er) climes

By |2020-07-09T20:38:50+01:00July 9th, 2020|Britain, Culture, Ghana, Politics|

https://www.asaaseradio.com/news/world/easing-the-lockdown-in-colder-climes/ Easing the lockdown in cold(er) climes Our correspondent in England looks back to his own connection with Ghana’s electoral history . . . and forward to December Sane Eteshi – Matters Arising I could tell by listening to the BBC today that the ravages of “corocoro” and the lockdown [...]

Five things to change Africa – what can we get right in this coming decade?

By |2020-04-29T02:30:38+01:00March 20th, 2020|Africa, Ghana, Politics, Society|

Five things to change Africa – what can we get right in this coming decade? Africa Economic Independence – Independent Africa took a long time in the making: from the late 1950s when Ghana became independent right up to the last decade when new countries like Southern Sudan have emerged.  [...]

Letter to my nephew – managing that sickle cell

By |2020-04-04T01:18:36+01:00February 19th, 2020|Black Matters, Ghana, Race Equality and Diversity, Society|

Letter to my nephew – managing that sickle cell Dear Tei, Visiting you in the hospital brought back memories of my being struck down with a painful sickle cell crisis during a short training course in Tehran in the mid-1970s.  Tehran is supposed to be the fount of modern medicine, [...]

Will Brexit affect Africa at all?

By |2020-03-26T02:01:34+00:00November 20th, 2019|Africa, Britain, enterprise strategies, Politics, Society|

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 [...]

Why I have now joined the Labour Party

By |2020-12-28T03:18:03+00:00November 4th, 2019|Britain, Politics, Race Equality and Diversity, Society|

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 [...]

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

By |2020-01-13T13:27:27+00:00October 30th, 2019|Black Matters, Ghana, Society|

 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 [...]

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

By |2020-04-03T02:36:53+01:00September 28th, 2019|Africa, Ghana, Politics, World|

MATTERS ARISING – Vision for Ghana and Africa 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 [...]

2011, Year for People of African Descent

By |2019-11-01T23:45:43+00:00May 24th, 2019|Africa, Black Matters, Britain, Culture, Politics, Race Equality and Diversity, Society|

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)

By |2020-03-02T20:49:52+00:00April 17th, 2019|Black Matters, community development, enterprise strategies|

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 [...]

Going to the President to find a Chief?

By |2020-01-13T13:31:13+00:00January 18th, 2019|Culture, Gadangme, Ghana, Politics, Society|

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?

By |2019-11-26T22:38:05+00:00January 16th, 2019|Culture, Gadangme, Ghana, Politics, Society|

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 [...]

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