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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 – [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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.  [...]

Nyame Nhyira (God Bless) Kwame Nkrumah

By |2020-03-13T02:07:41+00:00March 12th, 2020|Ghana, Politics|

https://wp.me/p1xAYQ-9Z Nyame Nhyira (God Bless) Kwame Nkrumah Posted on March 12, 2020by ekownelson We were told he was the most corrupt leader ever; an impostor who did not earn a PhD but was flashing his honorary Doctorate around; a ‘showboy’ who built useless white elephants the country neither needed nor could afford; an  [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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