Saturday, June 24, 2017

Ban Commercial Surrogacy: It Is Biological Terrorism

Right now in the “beautiful” city of New York City there’s a couple—the man is probably a Vice President on Wall Street and the woman,...

Tourists Beware: The Gambia is No Longer Smiling!

TIMBUKTU—Here is the opening message you see when you visit the homepage of the Gambia Tourism Board (the state agency responsible for marketing the...

Welcome Home Wole Soyinka: Trump Just Won

There are two things you get when you imagine Donald Trump: First, you are confronted with an enigma. Second, you have to find the...

Why We Africans Must Support The ICC

KEMBUJE—The Gambian Government has announced that it is withdrawing from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court effective 25 October, 2016. The announcement...

Two African Nations Lead the Way in Withdrawal From ICC

ACCRA—The so-called International Criminal Court (ICC) is an organization that sits somewhere in The Hague somewhere in a country called the Netherlands. It was...

Leaving the ICC, South Africa Dishonours The Martyrs of Apartheid

KEMBUJE—In the year 2000, South Africa became the 8th African country to ratify the Rome Statute. Since then thirty-four African nations became party to the...

The Elizardeathans and the Warrior Kings of Ghana

NTOABOMA—If you cannot quite make out the etymology of the term “Elizardeath,” be not dismayed. It is not readily evident. This is entirely my...

Amu’s Ghana National Anthem Versus Gbeho’s Sunday School Song

NTOABOMA—Ghana is not a Christian nation. It is neither a Muslim nation. Nor is it even a nation based in part on Traditional African...

The Venal Illusion of Independence: Ghana vs. Gandhi 

KUMASI—A statue of an Indian independence leader, Mahatma Gandhi, was unveiled at the University of Ghana in June by the Indian president, Pranab Mukherjee,...

The Nature of Freedom in Anticolonial Struggles

ACCRA--This is the third of a series of essays started with the aim of setting a tone for a paradigm shift towards an abstract...