Africa is seen as a frontier continent, yet to achieve its promise of development despite the diverse natural resources that it has been endowed with. Much of Africa was however colonised by Europe, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and it was not till the middle of the last century that it won its independence from these countries.  there has been a lot of experimentation on the political scene as the founding fathers of the nations who won independence gave way to a raft of military regimes often assisted by the former colonies.  In this millennium, the continent has started to forge its own development agenda and tried to formulate its won economic policies that would help to engender economic growth and usher in development.  Africa intends to rise to the future demands of its people and Africa will attain true economic independence

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 [...]

By |2020-08-06T02:54:40+01:00August 6th, 2020|Africa, Ghana, Politics, Society|0 Comments

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

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.  [...]

By |2020-04-29T02:30:38+01:00March 20th, 2020|Africa, Ghana, Politics, Society|1 Comment

Will Brexit affect Africa at all?

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 [...]

By |2020-03-26T02:01:34+00:00November 20th, 2019|Africa, Britain, enterprise strategies, Politics, Society|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

By |2019-06-26T01:29:35+01:00January 7th, 2019|Africa, Culture, Gadangme, Society|0 Comments

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. [...]

By |2019-06-29T01:32:59+01:00December 7th, 2018|Africa, Culture, Gadangme, Ghana, Society|0 Comments

Dr. J.B Danquah’s achievements are being over-hyped

Dr. J.B Danquah’s achievements are being over-hyped  oberserber  Uncategorized  May 15, 2018 0 Minutes We thought that the history of Ghana was straight forward and has already being written and settled…then in comes a politician historian whose main sock in trade is revisionism reimagining A few years ago, Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata triggered a debate [...]

By |2020-03-13T15:35:20+00:00May 15th, 2018|Africa, Ghana, Politics|0 Comments

Concluding Observations: King Tackie Tawiah Memorial Lectures by Nii Armah Josiah-Aryeh

LECTURE IX                                                             CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS The future belongs to those who plan for it; the good plan takes account both of the present and the past. If we remember not the works and toils of our fathers we have no claim ourselves to be remembered in history, and if we recognize not the defects in [...]

By |2019-06-20T09:55:02+01:00January 31st, 2018|Africa, Culture, Gadangme, Ghana, Politics, Society|0 Comments

The Prophets and influence of Religion: King Tackie Tawiah Memorial Lectures by Nii Armah Josiah-Aryeh

LECTURE V THE PROPHETS, AND INFLUENCE OF RELIGION in EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES This brief Lecture considers the influence of religion on Gá-Dangme society. As was shown in chapter Gá-Dangme society was originally a theocracy in which the fore-telling priests exercised enormous authority. Naturally, a number of prophets have in Gá-Dangme [...]

By |2019-06-20T01:01:32+01:00January 25th, 2018|Africa, Culture, Gadangme, Society|0 Comments

An Introduction – King Tackie Tawiah Memorial Lectures by Nii Armah Josiah Aryeh

King Tackie Tawiah – The Lion of the Coast The  reign of Tackie Tawiah I: King of Accra – 1862-1902 with an account of the origin and contribution of the Ga-Dangme and kindred peoples to the history and customary law of Ghana (To be published as History and Constitution of the [...]

By |2019-06-18T19:32:47+01:00August 27th, 2017|Africa, Culture, Gadangme, Ghana, Society|0 Comments

Reaping benefits of the brain drain – Ade Sawyerr, Equinox Consulting

Reaping benefits of the brain drain – Ade Sawyerr, Equinox Consulting As the British government continues its tough talk on the need to control economic migration one wonders when governments of the country of origin of these migrants will start implementing policies and programmes that would attract these seasoned professionals [...]

By |2019-11-01T22:07:16+00:00October 23rd, 2015|Africa, Britain, employment initiatives, Society, World|0 Comments
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