African News

Africa: Stuffing Old Wine in New Bottles?

While the futuristic idea of an African superstate is a necessary and desirable alternative to the contemporary reality of an Africa of states, the (...)

| June 2007 | 683 views

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 the (...)

| June 2007 | 728 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 tiger". "Even (...)

| June 2007 | 4655 views

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 Kofi (...)

| June 2007 | 3501 views

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 (...)

| June 2007 | 795 views

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 overburdened (...)

| May 2007 | 1134 views

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 (...)

| May 2007 | 1145 views

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, in the (...)

| May 2007 | 1279 views

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 | 729 views