HIS INITIAL STATEMENT: “As a man, you need to discipline your wife...touch her a bit, tackle her and beat her to streamline her"- Onesmus Twinamasiko, MP, Bugangaizi East said following comments by Museveni that men who beat women are cowards and should face the full wrath of the law. DOUBLING DOWN AFTER INITIAL OUTRAGE: “I... Continue Reading →
The Wakanda Trope and African Culture: Ubuntu. The idea of an African nation hidden away and purposefully not interested in helping their neighbors is absolutely not African. It is true that African nations and tribes didn't see themselves as one but separate nations in the past, but it is absolutely the case that ever since slavery and colonialism, which apparently happened in the Wakanda world too, African nations have come to each other's aid with the meager resources we had, especially when it came to fighting outside African forces. Take Algeria, take South Africa, take Guinea Bissau etc. African Sensibilities of Ubuntu ie compassion and humanity for fellow humans and neighbors isn't properly represented. The only character who came close to this was Lupita's character Nakia who was out helping kidnapped children in Nigeria.
These strategies led to the Yaa Asantewaa and the Asante winning the early battles of the war thereby forcing the British to negotiate. They were able to ambush the governor and trap him in his fort in Kumasi. The British initially thought they will crush the Asante army within days but this failed and led to months of fighting.
The Jones Quartey Building is barely a five minute walk from the Political Science Department for someone with the strides of a 6 feet 2 basketball player so Mo never bothered to pick the shuttle on this commute. On days he was running late to class however, he made sure to squeeze a cedi... Continue Reading →
One of the ways I approach the world is that of constant improvement, every single time, on every single issue. I look at historical figures as models to use in the thinking about the need for progress. On every issue! Tomorrow is International Women's Day and I wanted to write something in commemoration of the... Continue Reading →
"Hawa: Yussuf, it's nice to see you. How have you been? Yussuf: I am doing well. How about you? Hawa: I'm well. I just came back from Accra to see my parents here in Tamale. Yussuf: That's nice. I always loved it when school closed and we all took VIP bus back to Tamale from... Continue Reading →
“I have been holding this in for so long. I think we will make a beautiful couple. I know I am not peng and all, but I still think we will be good together. See eh, our conversations are effortless. I can easily confide in you. We gossip about stuff. Our vibe be jerh! You... Continue Reading →
I have tried not to comment on this South Africa issue for a while because I know the pitfalls of angering white people—especially the liberal ones—and many of them are my friends. There's usually a smear campaign against you and seeing you as tribalist for seeking to correct a historic wrong. But I thought I... Continue Reading →