Women and Gossip

This week, Pope Francis caused quite a stir when he warned hair dressers not to gossip. Many articles have been written about the Pontif's words, many in jest given he was not wading into another major socially wraught political issue like abortion, divorce or gay rights. I thought I'd offer a rather different perspective on... Continue Reading →

4 Days in Doha

In doha, I was astounded to find women walking the beautiful and serene city streets at 1:00 midnight. I saw couples young and old holding hands walking the amazing Al Corniche street along the waterfront. I saw families with infants just leisurely enjoying a stroll at midnight. I saw women in full hijab exercising on the public exercise equipment littered on the beautiful street side. I saw women enjoying night out in the amazing Souq Waqif, some in hijab, others not, some smoking, others not. In essence, this was the most cosmopolitan city I have ever witnessed, especially at night.

Why I am Against A Cashless Society

To have everything you spend your money on monitored and tracked by the government is getting into dangerous territory here. Already, the Chinese government deducts points from citizens who buy alcohol because most Chinese citizens now use Alipay to buy everything. In a way, allowing the government to know everything we buy is a rather scary scenario and has rather ominous Orwelian implications. Are we then to become wards or children of the state so that the state decides what we can and cannot purchase with our hard earned money?

Tamale, Ghana — Growing in the 90s and TV

When I was growing up in the 90s and early 2000s, very few people had TVs in Tamale. It allowed for a thriving private cinema in Tamale where someone with a good screen (usually anything 30 inches and above) with a VHS player set up shop in a house with a large enough compound and high walls to show—usually American action, Chinese, and Indian—movies at a cost.

Case Revisionism: The Misery of Melfah

Melfa v. R was a case about the manslaughter of Robert Mensah by Melfa. The court held that Melfa had acted out of self defense and thus reduced his sentence from 8 years to 4 years.  Robert, papapa. Robert, papapa. Robert Mensah, goalkeeper number one. Aka nana, na wak) aburokyire Kwasia bi te h), eye... Continue Reading →

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