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Parliament, Reasoning, and Development

Parliament, Reasoning, and Development

Kofi Akosah-Sarpong reflects on Ghanaian law-makers’ criminalization of Female Genital Mutilation, a very sensitive issue in many parts of Africa and (...)

| June 2007 | 655 views

Ghana ’will be an African tiger’---Kufuor.

Ghana’s President John Kufuor says the discovery of the country’s first major oil deposit could turn the West African country into an "African (...)

| June 2007 | 4557 views

Eating Ghanaian/African Food is Good for You

Eating Ghanaian/African Food is Good for You

Kofi Akosah-Sarpong ponders on Ghanaian Health Minister, Courage Quashigah’s suggestion that Ghanaian/African traditional food is good for health By (...)

| June 2007 | 3250 views

J.H. Mensah, Confidence and Progress

J.H. Mensah, Confidence and Progress

By Kofi Akosah-Sarpong. Recently I had the privilege of having a long, broad, and incisive conversation with Dr. William Cowie, a respected international (...)

| June 2007 | 717 views

The Ga Mantse Goes to Accra

The Ga Mantse Goes to Accra

Kofi Akosah-Sarpong looks at the newly installed Ga Mantse, Nii Tackie Tawiah III, king of Ghana’s Ga ethnic group, attempts to work with the (...)

| May 2007 | 1034 views

On Mount Kenya

On Mount Kenya

By Humphrey Muchoki. Kenya is named after a mountain of the same name( Mount Kenya). The Kikuyu ( the largest tribe in the country) call it Kirinyaya, (...)

| May 2007 | 1081 views

Obasanjo, Atiku in Juju-Marabout Row

Obasanjo, Atiku in Juju-Marabout Row

Kofi Akosah-Sarpong examines the implications of the juju-marabout row between Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo and his deputy, Atiku Abubaka, (...)

| May 2007 | 1105 views

Diaspora and Development

Diaspora and Development

By Daniel T. Osabu-Kle, Ottawa, Canada 200th Anniversary of Abolition Act. Your Excellency, moderator, invited guests, members of the Kilimanjaro (...)

| May 2007 | 621 views

Ex-President Chiluba of Zambia in Boiling Water

Ex-President Chiluba of Zambia in Boiling Water

By Patrick Hassan-Morlai,London. The man, who ruled the landlocked southern African Republic of Zambia from November 2, 1991 to January 2, 2002, Frederick (...)

| May 2007 | 737 views