Dying in Lebanon, will Ghana seek justice for Tay?

“Umuofia kwenu,” yelled Ogbuefi Ezuego the powerful orator in Chinua Achebe’s legendary novel Things Fall Apart. It was the fifth time the old man had bellowed and the crowd that had gathered at the market-place thunderously responded ‘Yaa!’ The crowd of men, numbering in their thousands, had gathered after they had heard at dawn the […]

Africa in the midst of COVID-19. Will the center hold?

When we heard that the most dangerous disease in the world now was ravaging China – Wuhan in particular, it seemed too far a place to catch up with us here in Africa. Then, like a smothering fire on a refuse dump, the deadly coronavirus burrowed through the globe – not exempting Africa – as […]

Faure Gnassingbe, a president for life?

Saying it succinctly without any malice or whatsoever attached, he who is really pressed to empty the contents of his bladder could do so by urinating to easily plot the coordinates of the West African state’s borders at a go. Togo, per its land size, is one of the smallest countries in Africa. If it […]

Libya’s war, can AU stand the world powers?

It was on Sunday, January 19, 2020, and the venue was in Berlin, Germany. There, they gathered. Leaders and diplomats had met and the agenda for the gathering was not far-fetched. The world’s superpowers had met two peeved strong men from war-ravaged North African state of Libya to unlock their ‘horns’ as they continuously fight […]

Are we watching Jammeh’s lion cubs in Gambia?

“When a handshake goes beyond the elbow,” our elders say, “it ceases to be a friendly gesture.” And so, when Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh— after all his atrocities in his tenure as the leader of the West African state— made a U-turn in not accepting the results of the 2016 general elections, almost everybody […]