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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”

Of hereditary jobs and politics

Of hereditary jobs and politics: A few days ago, I watched a video clip of an angry young woman threatening hell and damnation against the President of the Republic.

Yaa Naa Rides to Yani: A Saga of Restoration

When the Namo Naa, Lord of the Drummer-Poets, senses in his spirit the rise of a new Yaa Naa, a new verse rises in his ears and he can feel the hairs bristle on the ancient skins of Sitobu.

Menzgold CEO NAM1 is a hero; invest in any new scheme he introduces

Depending on whom I have spoken to since the beginning of the end of Menzgold, I’ve either believed strongly that it was a deliberate diabolic scheme to dupe unsuspecting (or in the words of the Finance Minister, "greedy") investors, or it was a genuine effort to set up a novel gold trading business, different from anything regulators and industry experts had ever envisaged, and share the wealth accrued for everyone’s benefit.

Journalism fails, 'Africa Rising'

Thursday January 10, 2019, Accra: The media must resume its prime responsibility of education and promotion of economic development and reduce the shouting, fake news, name calling and lying associated with the political diatribe that now dominates the media space, says Mr Ken Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Dalex Finance.

Why we have husband beaters today

Men who abuse their wives are usually passive and dependent individuals. They find it difficult to express emotions and to deal with anger in nonviolent ways. Often, they did not have a close relationship with their mothers.

Ebony died from an accident, not depression

The death of Ghana’s sensational dancehall artist has generated a lot of debate on the airwaves and I believe the time is ripe for us to put aside sentiments and look at the cause of her death in a dispassionate fashion.

Investing in Africa’s next stage of growth

There are many ways to measure development in a region, a country or even a continent. Freedom, prosperity, health and stability are all pillars of progress, and opportunity is the foundation.