Opinions

Name J.B. Danquah After A HIPIC Toilet! – Part I

I find the renewed energy behind the ill-fated call to rename the University of Ghana after J.B. Danquah as opportunistic, a deliberate provocation, and a rather mischievous attempt to re-write the history of our country, and undermine our intelligence in the process

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My Prayer for Africa

May we gain the dignity that comes from taking care of “our own.” May our children eat and be full. May we realize our potential and translate our promise into reality. May our wounds be healed and the tears of our people be wiped away. May we meet our needs without looking up to others

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Does Akufo-Addo Prefer Cocaine To Wee?

Does Akufo-Addo prefer cocaine to wee? I hope not! Extremely hostile articles like the recent one from Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., of the Danquah Institute, calling Mr. Pratt a "foreign agent" simply because of this same WikiLeaks revelation, have compelled me to pose a question whose answer I thought was much obvious to every sane person

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Empty Slogans and Ghana’s Diplomatic Imperatives – Part I

My recent three-piece article on Ghana’s diplomatic manouevres toward Israel and the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) attracted diverse responses from readers. I have received e-mails with different messages, some expressing alarm, others commending my being open-minded, and some simply disagreeing with my stance and hurling insults at President Mills and me for whatever the readers might have objected to about the government’s action and my support for it. I appreciate those perspectives. That’s the beauty of this kind of discursive event

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Letter: Dear President, I Don’t Love You Anymore

Dear Darling President, I trust that this finds you well. My heart is a filled mix of blurred passion and a flurry of venom. Half of it has grown stone cold and the other half barely has any space for human empathy. I guess it’s true what they say – the ones you love most are the ones that hurt you most. We had good times darling. They were times where seeing you or the mere thought of your presidency filled my life with hope unimaginable. But in the same hope came my paradoxical vulnerability to grave disappointment

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Kwesi Pratt Is Not A Foreign Agent!

Maybe someone who knows better ought to tell Okoampa that "Wikileaks [are] not the handiwork of ... a bona fide European citizen fed up with the hypocritical political culture of Western government", but an Australian who goes by the name of Julian Assange

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And Akufo-Addo goes wild with empty promises

As he intensifies his public appearances to catch the eye (and sympathy) of the electorate, the NPP’s Akufo-Addo continues to confirm claims by his detractors that he has nothing new to offer Ghanaians and doesn’t deserve the Presidency that he is craving for

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