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Ghana in Africa was the first country to lead the independence movement of the whole of the continent on 6th March 1957, led by Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah. Ghana is also the land of my birth, born and bred, went to school worked and matured there.  Ghana still leads in several things economically politically and socially in Africa.  it still represents that hope of Africa as a continent. perhaps the most hospitable and warmest people in Africa, the people are very tolerant especially those who hail from Accra the capital city that has welcomed immigrants from different parts of the country and helped in forging one people who are Ghanaian

Funerals, politics and social distancing: the Rawlings pickle

By |2020-12-27T00:14:16+00:00December 27th, 2020|Culture, Ghana, Politics, Society, Tributes|

  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 – [...]

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

By |2020-12-09T11:15:46+00:00December 9th, 2020|Gadangme, Ghana, Society, Tributes|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

By |2020-11-25T02:02:57+00:00November 24th, 2020|Culture, Ghana, Politics, Uncategorized|

https://asaaseradio.com/opinion/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 derided by [...]

Manifestos and infrastructure – the substance of our politics

By |2020-10-07T02:21:20+01:00October 6th, 2020|Ghana, Politics, Uncategorized|

https://asaaseradio.com/infrastructure/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 within the party [...]

The Gadangme Internet Forum – A call to join

By |2020-08-30T00:31:13+01:00August 29th, 2020|Culture, Gadangme, Ghana, Society|

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

By |2020-08-24T16:33:03+01:00August 24th, 2020|Ghana, Politics, Society|

https://www.asaaseradio.com/history/the-politics-of-ghanas-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 campaigned for us to have [...]

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

By |2020-08-17T02:30:36+01:00August 16th, 2020|Culture, Gadangme, Ghana, Society|

https://www.asaaseradio.com/culture/breaking-tradition-no-homowo-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 felt that all [...]

Are elections more important than politics?

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

https://www.asaaseradio.com/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?

By |2020-08-06T02:45:39+01:00August 3rd, 2020|enterprise strategies, Ghana, Society|

https://www.asaaseradio.com/business/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, but somehow I kept on [...]

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.  [...]

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