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Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin – The journey of a diaspora returnee to a king

Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin

As Ghana hosts the greatest return initiative for Africa, there is a lot to appreciate of those who have taken the decision to return permanently; to abandon the comforts of a western society and move to settle with whatever is left of the cradle of civilization. Although some may have awoken from the “American dream” with a slap of reality ...

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Never again should Africans permit slave trade – Akufo-Addo

Nana Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo says the commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the commencement of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade is recognition that never again should Africans permit themselves to be subjected to such dehumanising experience. Describing the slave trade as “one of the most unfortunate and barbaric episodes of human history”, he noted that nearly 12.5 million Africans, from Central and West Africa, were ...

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85,000 Children May Have Died Of Hunger In Yemen

A leading international aid group said Wednesday that an estimated 85,000 Yemeni children under the age of 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of the country’s civil war in 2015. Save the Children based its figures on mortality rates for untreated cases of severe acute malnutrition, or SAM, in young children. The United Nations says ...

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The making of Ghana – China solidarity

To establish an Association is not an easy job, and especially when it becomes a journey to undertake. The first major step was taken by the Osagyefo, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, when on August 18, 1961, he and his host, President Liu Shaoqi signed the first FRIENDSHIP TREATY between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Ghana. This was ...

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Time for leaders and youth to shape the Africa they want together

Without a united collective voice that might at least provide a coherent message on behalf of the youth, there is limited pressure on leaders to engage beyond rhetoric. Youth unemployment in Africa is a much more serious problem than climate change and ought to be dealt with urgently. These were the strong sentiments uttered by Professor Emmanuel Nnadozie, Executive Secretary ...

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President Ramaphosa: From militant to corporate magnate

The primary lesson for us is that apartheid may have ended in its overt political forms, but in its economic form, that is the brutal exploitation of millions of people in South Africa and southern Africa, apartheid has not ended. The principle lesson is that the ANC became a partner of the economic forms of exploitation, and in the process, ...

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Pan Africanism today and the Future of Socialism

Leaders, figures and militants of political parties and social and popular organizations met in the last days of March (25 to 27) in Zambia, in a meeting of great importance due to the quality of the participants and the content of the debates. The attendees came from 21 different countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, India and the ...

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The Libyan slave trade and the hypocrisy of the African elite

Muammar Gaddafi

In the past four weeks, we have all been regaled with stories of the Libyan slave trade. Sad as this is, we should ask ourselves as Africans, how did we get here? How did we create societies in which our young people see the need to take to the Atlantic Ocean, including those who cannot swim, instead of staying back ...

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My perspective on Mommy Merkel

Dr Angela Merkel

  Angela Merkel has been the Chancellor of the German Government for 12 years. On 24.09.2017 she and her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) won the elections for the forth time in a row. I as a young person living in Germany have never seen Angela Merkel in real life, because German politicians aren’t likely to step out in public. But because ...

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After Mugabe, African leaders ponder the future

Robert Mugabe, former President of Zimbabwe

Hours after Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda’s president, another former guerrilla in office for more than three decades, was tweeting about pay rises for civil servants and bright prospects for his army tank crews. Supporters of long-serving African leaders dismiss parallels with Zimbabwe, where Mugabe’s former deputy – sacked during a power struggle ...

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