This year everything deliver fresh, from nature God. In the first minutes of the year 2015, a highly optimistic man wandering the streets of Osu granted an impromptu interview to a TV station that was hungry for a news item on the new year. Unbeknownst to him, the over a minute interview would catapult him... Continue Reading →
Everyone who was of some age has their where I was on 9/11 story. I vividly remember skipping school that week while suffering a bout of malaria. Being homesick, I had the freedom of flipping through channels when I finally settled on one that had an airplane heading directly towards a skyscraper. This looks like... Continue Reading →
When the current government announced their intention to create a ministry dedicated to Zongo communities, I was upbeat about it. That announcement, at the very least, signified some dedication to issues afflicting Zongo communities. So when the government actually went through with its campaign promise, there was a glimmer of hope that was lighted in... Continue Reading →
So per our laws, men cannot be raped. Even though I had heard this several times in the past, it was a bit unsettling hearing it in a criminal law class. The dismay was not with the lecturer. He was merely repeating what the laws of the country state. The shock was that the statute... Continue Reading →
During the repast the king’s wives stood by peeping at him; some said, “He eats like a man, really he is a human being!” After all Mr. Kamp took off his clothes before old [Frimpong], who now could touch him, when he said, “Ah, you are really a human being, but only too white, like a devil!”
The message I will say I got from this book is to resist the concentration of power (knowledge, military, economic, political, social) in any single source with all our might. I say this because power is self perpetuatin, and will, as in 1984, use any means necessary to prolong its existence or preserve itself.
I remember talking to a colleague of mine who attended Achimota College and he was recounting how a few parents would just opt to buy new generators for the living quarters of their wards in the school. This ability to offset the constant power shortage plaguing Ghana exacerbates the inequality between the rich and the poor in education.
The main resistance to LGBTQ rights in Ghana comes from two intertwined frames: 1. it is not our culture and 2. the Bible/Qur’an says. These two frames hinges on the same moral plane. I am a very happy student of civil rights history and very much an advocate for progressive social change and inclusivity. So, I am going to tackle this issue from a position of civil rights and social progress frame.
The violence in Central America in particular reached crescendo in recent years due to the record deportation Obama did, leading to more children and women attempting the treacherous journey. Until Democrats stop enforcement of US imperial drug policy in Central and South America, their professed empathy for illegal immigrants is mute. I will say that I don't even trust their professed empathy. When asked by Christian Amanpour her views on unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in the US, then Candidate Hillary Clinton argued that "a message" must be sent to these children and their parents that if they cross the border, they'll be sent back. When pressed by Amanpour, that isn't it safer for the kids to be given asylum than being sent back, Clinton argued that even though that may be the case, they must be sent back and that her views are consistent with the Obama administration policy.