I heard you stress at the vetting last week that I had never said I went to South Africa because my life had been threatened. You said it was only Prof. Kwame Karikari who made that claim at a public lecture. You said something to the effect that I went there for a holiday.
I have been struggling for a word for the events in Parliament on January 6 and 7. It was not merely a lack of leadership; it was a display of leaderlessness. The former is failure of leaders to show leadership; the latter is absence of leaders. I didn’t see leaders in Parliament.
Fraternal greetings from our Ancestors Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, His Imperial Majesty Emperor Hailey Sellassie and the many others who have lost their lives in the resistance struggle.
THE history of divorce, legal separation of marriage dates back to antiquity. From ancient Mesopotamia to the Roman Empire divorce existed but on a small scale. However today divorce has reached epidemic proportions and most partners have become victims of this monster.
When you are aggrieved and bystanders ask you to seek justice in the court, that certainly isn’t bad advice. But that advice can be bad if your adversary is in the process of taking what belongs to you and bystanders and the police, instead of helping you to take back your property, are appealing to you to let him or her take it away so that you proceed to court to fight for it later.
It wasn’t exactly the overwhelming ‘aseda’ (thank you) votes for President Nana Akufo-Addo that some of us had expected, as I wrote last week, but he has won a second term “to do more”. And victory is victory.
I restrained myself from joining the bandwagon that sang the praises of the Electoral Commission (EC) on Election Day. Some even said the chairperson deserved a Nobel Prize for the conduct of the polls.
The one-time leading member of the ‘Kume preko’ protest in 1995, now extends his well wishes to Alassane Ouattara and Alpha Conde as the President of the Republic of Ghana to the President-elect of Côte d’Ivoire and the Republic of Guinea respectively.
In 2016, I was very surprised about the outcome of the US election that year. But I was not alone. It seemed all my American friends were also surprised. Every American I spoke to and those I met at conferences openly expressed surprise about the outcome of their 2016 election.
It is with sincerer joy that we at AMG join the entire nation in felicitating with Ghana’s farmers; and congratulating them, not just for another year of feeding the nation, but for the resilience they showed pulling Ghana through the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Professor J.E Atta Mills of blessed memory on 11th January 2010, acting in accordance with Article 278 (1) of the fourth Republican Constitution of Ghana which confers on the President power to appoint a Commission of Enquiry into matters of public interest, humbly inaugurated the Constitution Review Commission to incalculably review the 1992 Constitution.
There are many questions about what could motivate and unite people to form resistance against seemingly powerful adversaries for the #EndSars protesters such as the state or military, what is certain is that social movement protests remain, more than ever, people’s choice for mass resistance when abuses in power pose threats to ‘ordinary’ peoples’ day-to-day access to material needs and resources as well as their social, political, and cultural rights despite the very real repressive counteraction they face.
It is hard to imagine more devastating effects of climate change than the fires that have been raging in California, Oregon, and Washington, or the procession of hurricanes that have approached – and, at times, ravaged – the Gulf Coast.
Do you seem, over the last few months, unable to fight off a certain fear that violence is about to break out before this year’s elections and that the situation might degenerate into civil war after December 7?