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

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

By |2020-12-07T21:19:24+00:00December 7th, 2020|Africa, Ghana, Politics, Society|

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 [...]

Are elections more important than politics?

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

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.  [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

In praise of Kpele wontsemei – Marion Kilson

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

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

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

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. [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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