Ghana Oil: A Crude Awakening

To the uninitiated, oil exploration in Ghana is a fairly recent phenomenon, but in fact the first wells in the country were drilled in the …

Is Ghana Entering A Sweet, Golden Era?

It has been confidently forecast that Ghana’s economy will easily outpace those of Nigeria and Kenya both this year and in 2013. However, growth is …

South Africa: Stabbing The Messenger

If there is any lesson to be learnt in South Africa, it is this: “You don’t mess with the old timers.” They have mastered the …

Africa Is A Lion With A Problematic Head

“When you have a leadership flying overseas for medical check-ups, it tells you that things are not well. Health is everything and if the leadership …

Ama Ata Aidoo At 70

One of Ghana’s (and Africa’s) most beloved voices and consummate storytellers, Ama Ata Aidoo, turns 70 on 23 March 2012. In celebration of the occassion, …

Is Africa There For The Taking?

On 19 January, South Africa’s former president, Thabo Mbeki, gave a thought-provoking address at a conference organised by the Makerere University Institu of Social Research, …

Brass Band Blues

If you are not ill, don’t drink medicine prepared for someone who is ill, for even your mother might upbraid you for being too “huuhuu” …

Tunisia: One Year After The Spring

The country that gave the world what has come to be known as the Arab Spring has seen one year go by since Mohamed Bouaziz, …