“Even Hushpuppi won Forbes award”: Ghanaians react to Nana’s African of the Year Award

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo was awarded by Forbes Magazine as the “African of the year.” Explaining the basis for such recognition, the organizers said “Ghana’s President has repositioned the country in the global marketplace as one reliant on its own resources and strengths.” This has been closely refuted by Ghanaians. According to them, Forbes criteria […]

African Liberation Day: “Africans, We should All be Pan Africanists” – Ousman Touray

Efforts to strengthen bonds between the native and diasporic Africans have been ongoing since the mid-19th century. To foster unity among all African peoples, Henry Sylvester Williams coined Pan Africanism and convened the First Pan-African Conference in London, July 1900. Pronounced in different forms, proponents of Pan-Africanism like Marcus Garvey called for “Africa for Africans, […]

How I almost got denied a US Green Card after admitting polygamy

Growing up in a Polygamy Household  Growing up in West Africa, my dad has two wives whom I both love and cherish equally. Our family is big and I have 13 siblings, we all love each other as brothers and sisters.  Like many other families in my country, we would all eat together as a […]

Will Biden bring back Obama-era LGBTQIA+ conditional aid policy as promised?

The question many Africans often ask is whether the newly elected President of the United States of America, Joe Biden will bring back the Obama era conditional LGBTQIA aid policy as promised during his campaign as a candidate is of concern to many people, especially Africans. During a conversation with Alphonso David, President of the […]

How Jammeh foiled commando-style attack by Ex US officers

Six years ago, a group of Gambian diasporans armed with high-grade military equipment stormed the Banjul based presidential palace in an attempt to topple the then President Yahya Jammeh led regime. This incident which occurred in the early hours of December 30th, 2014 with numerous gunfire got residents of the capital city gripped with fear.  […]

The Gambia’s First Cultural Academy To Be Built by Music Icon, Sona Jobarteh 

Sona Jobarteh is a distinguished multi-instrumentalist and composer from The Gambia, West Africa. She has revealed plans to build The Gambia’s first cultural academy. Sona was born into a family of traditional musicians whose musical roles emanated from the people of Manding (the Mali Empire) dated several centuries back. Traditionally, the Kora instrument is mainly […]