Participation Category

NPP goes to media

NPP goes to media The Ghanaian opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has today addressed the press in Ghana about what they claim are electoral irregularities regarding the December 7th elections. The NPP claims that the out party was cheated out of the election in favour of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party. Read the […]

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Ghana: A New Era Beckons

This is not a tribute to Late President Mills. I believe in no such thing. A Man (and woman) should be appreciated and honoured while they live; not when they pass. Tragedy hit Accra yesterday when President Mills died at the 37 Millitary Hospital, in Accra Ghana. Social network FaceBook and Twitter were hot with […]

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The Illusion of Intellectual Freedom

I remember 6years ago, I decided to take a Master of Philosophy (Mphil) course in Development Studies with concentration on Rural Development at the then Centre for Development Studies (CDS) at the University of Cape Coast. The Centre is now called ‘Institute for Development Studies – IDS’. As typical of me, I had ideas what […]

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Koya, A village on the hills Across my house

On sunday 22nd April, Mr.X invited me to his church. It was on the hills west of where I live in calaba town koya town. Koya town is beautiful unspoiled nature. Though its in the capital, it has the serenity of a virgin village. Palmwine is seveved in mayonnaise bottles. It is the perfect village […]

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The Matter of Young Women and Fatherless Children

I am not sure why I picked this issue to write about however, I interviewed 5 young women in the 23-29 age group and all of them have 1-3 children and by assesing their age and age of their children, one had a child as young as 15 years. While this is not news, it […]

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Sierra Leone – Unspoken Positives

Eight weeks ago, I was in the Sierra Leonean capital of Freetown for 3weeks. My mission was two-fold – perform a reconnaissance for my masters thesis and to put finishing touches to my organisation: African Community Internship Placement Programme [ACIPP-West Africa]. In June 2011, I was in Freetown for 10-days to begin the paper work for ACIPP […]

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Why Prime Minister Cameron must leave Africa Alone

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to cut aid to nations that persecute gays, but adds he doesn’t expect laws to change overnight, the BBC reported. Cameron talked about the new initiative during an appearance on BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show. Forty-one of the nations within the 54-member Commonwealth ban sex between consenting adults of […]

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The National Youth Council (NYC): A bane or blessing?

The National Youth Council (NYC) is expected to be the arm of government under the Ministry of Youth and Sports responsible for the organization and development of youth groups in Ghana. The NYC has seen a period of (name-changing) metamorphosis dating back from 1948. It was known as the Ghana Coast Youth Council (GCYC) from […]

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Road to Bouza

My first assignment for the years was to observe elections for the Economic Community for West Africa [ECOWAS]. I was part of more than 120 accredited ECOWAS observers. I was stationed in the four star Hotel Gawaye in Niamey, the capital.

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Libya and the AU/ECOWAS Disconnect

The last 4 months or so have seen people power on display across Africa and in the middle east in countries where very few people have sat on the liberties and rights of the many. Where leaders who have the mandate of protecting the many have chosen for decades to protect themselves and a select […]

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