Personal Ravings Category

Occupy University of Amsterdam

Note: Some students and faculty of the University of Amsterdam have taken on the school on a list of issues. I have personally experienced some of those issues while a student there. Having carefully considered their campaign and hoping that other students (especially those from Africa) will not experience my plight during the academic year […]

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The LGBT-Q debate: Where is our sovereignty?

The posturing adopted by African and Western Gay Rights activists only serves to make increasingly vulnerable the personal safety of the people they claim to want to protect. I am yet to see anyone that is gay, stays within the law, does not go flouting the rules (knowing that until the law is revised he is in the wrong) being lynched and or haunted.

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Zwarte Piet: Just the Right Amount of Discomfort – DutchReview

End of October and unto November the traditional Dutch media and social media become agog with the discussion about “Zwarte Piet” (I will not discuss the details here – the link and the writer have done a good job of what it is). As a black person in The Netherlands, I find it amusing given […]

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Mothers are Always Right

I arrived safely in the beautiful city of Monrovia, the capital of the once war ravaged Liberia. Yes the Liberia you heard because of the ills of Doe, Charles Taylor, General Mosquito (Sierra Leone) and Forday Sankor also of Sierra Leone. My contact Orlind Cooper came to fetch me from the Roberts International Airport. It […]

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The Bo-Kenema Road….

Traveling out of Freetown is always exhilarating; it means leaving behind traffic, noise – caused by the many hundred impatient bike riders popularly called “Okada” and of course the commercial vehicle drivers. Leaving Freetown on the state bus also means little or no loud music for the length of the journey. You do not want […]

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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 Zig-Zag in my Mind

Death, Love, Racism in the life of a young African.

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A Ghanaian Expereince of Sierra Leone II

So…we ended with the “wanshy” ladies from part 1. So what are the second category of ladies? The very young prostitutes in Freetown and Lungi. Lungi is the town/city where the Airport is located. I know you are confused now so let me break it down. Sierra Leone according to wikipedia: is located on the […]

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A Ghanaian Experience of Sierra Leone

I set out writing this as notes to myself in my reporting when I arrive back in Ghana. I felt it will be interesting to share and the style definitely is not one for reporting or notes. So here; enjoy! My mission to Sierra Leone was to explore the viability of introducing Abusua Foundation’s brand […]

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