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MANASSEH’S FOLDER : Mr. President, show me your friend

Dear Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, It’s been a while since I last wrote to you. I know this letter, like the last one I wrote to you on the worsening security situation in Ghana, will not put a smile on your face. But that should not stop me from writing to you.

Samson Lardy's Take: Guns, more guns

I fear the gun I must have. I fear because while the UN is worried that some $3 trillion is spent each day buying guns, my government and its officers entrusted to ensure only those who must own guns have and use them appropriately must be sleeping on the job. They do not have an idea of many guns are in private hands or illegally so.

Tackling the threatening menace of kidnapping

Ghana is internationally reputed as one of the most peaceful countries in the world compared to others around the globe but recent grapplings with kidnapping seem to threaten that reputation.

Elizabeth Ohene writes: Parting is such sweet sorrow

I have always been fascinated by the phenomenon of the high-rank sacking of the political kind. The sacking of a Minister of State always has an aura of drama, even a relatively painless one like the departure from office of Mr Rockson Bukari as Minister of State at the Office of the President.

Prof Opoku-Agyemang writes: On STEM education in Ghana

This article shares with the reader the steps that were taken at the Ministry of Education between January 2013 and January 2017, when my team and I had the privilege to serve in the John Mahama administration.

Kevin De Bruyne writes: Let me talk

I am a brutally honest person. So I will let you in on a little secret. Before I came to Manchester City, I didn’t really know what to make of this Raheem Sterling guy.

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How to insert: We met a prophet at church last Sunday. That was my first encounter with a fake prophet la. People say it but I never believe o. Ask me how I got to know.

‘Sorry for left’

Recently on social media, there were pictures of the Ghanaian female actress, Nana Ama McBrown, displaying different postures of her pregnant self.

'Why' - Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom writes

This evening, I am asking why? Why is it that no Ghanaian bank has crossed the boundary and established in other African countries or the UK, Europe, Asia?

Samson's Take: Journalists, don't stop taking pictures in public places

The Police and a section of the public have and continue to sell a lie that there is some offence or breach of law when journalists take photographs or film or record an event in a public place. They ignorantly or deliberately claim that journalists require express permission in such cases.

Check out the richest man who ever lived

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, according to the 2019 Forbes billionaires' list released this week. With an estimated fortune of $131bn (£99bn) he is the wealthiest man in modern history.

The vigilantism misnomer and its consequences

The name we give to a thing or phenomenon determines our attitude towards it. A good example is the contentious designation of some guerrilla groups as either "freedom fighters" or "terrorists", depending on one's political and ideological outlook.

MANASSEH WRITES: Why John Mahama did not paint us black

The Senior Minister, Mr. Yaw Osafo-Marfo, is fuming furiously about the meeting between former President John Dramani Mahama and foreign diplomats at which the former president briefed the diplomats on acts of violence by thugs linked to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the recent clashes at the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.

ALICIA NUNN WRITES: Black people are not sex objects

The unspeakable crimes of sexual violence and degradation committed by white men against black people during the Transatlantic Slave Trade continue to haunt people of African descent across the diaspora over 160 years after slavery was abolished. 

MANASSEH WRITES: What I did not say about the IGP

There is an online news story being circulated on social media with the headline “You’re an ‘impotent pig’, a ‘useless political puppet’ – Manasseh attacks IGP Asante-Appiatu”