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50 years and still a one-way street

‘Seek ye first the political kingdom, and all these shall be added unto you.’ That was a favourite mantra of the great Kwame Nkrumah,...

Nkrumah’s dream still holds

It has been more than fifty years since the lofty ideal of a United States of Africa was mooted. In 1958, Ghana’s first president,...

Crass ignorance, illiteracy and bigotry

For the next four weeks or so, South Africa will be in the global media spotlight as the first African country to stage arguably...

Opportunity knocks!

I want to pose some questions to my fellow Africans in the Diaspora: Do you invest on the stock markets? And when you consider...

Coups are not always bad

A coup d’etat is defined as ‘the sudden, unlawful and often violent overthrow of a government.’ Contemporary African history is replete with countless coups...

A Case of Double Standards

From the early 1960s to the early 1990s, Africa was one of the battlegrounds for the Cold War. Both the West, led by the...