Monday, February 18, 2019

The Power of “Daabi” — The Stroke of A Bomb

NTOABOMA—The way things are supposed to work in Ntoaboma is simply like this: the power structures (public and private) in Washington decide what they...

The Frankenstein African Union Imposes Its First Tax on Africans – Reject It At...

"The power to tax is the power to destroy." ~ Modibo Mohammed Al Kaburi. NTOABOMA -- What is the African Union (AU) but a collection of...

‘All Die Be Die’ – Reinforcing A Cycle Of Fear

Ghanaians can be accused of many a weakness. We may be too friendly, too hospitable and, maybe, a wee too laid-back for our own good. However, nobody, nobody can ever accuse our people of wearing the doomed cloak of stupidity. And that is why we remain a beacon of hope and inspiration to the rest of Africa.

Korle Bu: How Ghanaians Ditched Traditional Medicine & Opted For Western-Styled Graveyards

Ghana's deplorable healthcare system is a symptom of a larger existential issue. The mass genocide of West Africa’s old literary cultures at the hands of...

On Erasing Racists Like Rhodes From Africa’s Colonial Past

Rhodes, 1853-1902, was a British colonialist, businessman, mining magnate, and racist politician in South Africa. Europeans like to say he founded Rhodesia – a colonial...

Blaise Compaoré Steps Down as Burkina Faso President

After violent protests in which demonstrators set fire to Parliament and surged through the streets in a wave of dissent, Burkina Faso's President Blaise...

Ghana’s Ethnic Politics of Organized Irresponsibility: Anti-Ewe Politics At the University of Education, Winneba

BROOKLYN—After reading Professor Raymond Atuguba’s statement alleging tribalism for the removal of Professor Mawutor Avoke and Dr. Theopholus Senyo Akorlie from office as Vice-Chancellor...

Drones In Akufo Town. A Short Story

AKUFOBOMA—There’s a new story in Akufoboma (Akufo town). Twenty farmers suffered bad weather one year. The drought killed all crops. The village borrowed food...

Populism vs. Liberalism: Or How Bannon Schooled Frum In A Debate

America’s elites are still grappling with the rise of Donald J. Trump. The Deep State is still at war with the people, doubling down...

97 Soldiers Face Charges In Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria — A court-martial panel on Thursday began hearing charges against 97 soldiers, including 16 officers, accused of mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing...