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Of course, this is not the first time this writer is highlighting on ex-President John Dramani Mahama’s manipulative politicking.

Every four years or so, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and, to a lesser extent, the other parties launch themselves into an engineered orgy of turbulence centered on the competition for office within the political space.

Africa entered this century with great expectations. Its entrepreneurial and political ambitions were growing.  The international community was coalescing behind a new agenda of cooperation crystallised in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.

When His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo appointed Kojo Oppong Nkrumah as Information Minister, everyone was happy. Here was a former broadcaster who had built his name from ground up, stepped in the shoes of his mentor, removed them and put on his own, rubbed shoulders with giants and turned his idols into rivals to the glee of his peers — now an information minister to a determined visionary.

It is common knowledge that the world is not in normal times due to the coronavirus pandemic. Everyone is trying to stay safe in order not to be a casualty of this novel virus which has already claimed over one hundred and twenty thousand lives the world over. Everybody is trying to help salvage the situation one way or the other.

Every year, I try to write about our independence. Last year I came to the conclusion that we were maturing as a democracy and had much to celebrate because we have survived military regimes and are back on track to reap the democracy dividend.

A steady stream of abuse takes our democracy, always, to within mere inches from the edge of the precipice.

An award-winning writer’s essay offers a slice of real life for men of African descent in the diaspora, from the American South in the civil rights era to the hospitality room at festivals in England today

December 12 is being talked up as the date to settle the question of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. A grass-roots campaigner argues that it’s about much more than that – and makes a heartfelt plea to black voters.

Eminent personalities such as Otumfuo Osei Tutu II are part of the reason why Ghana is still alive and kicking.

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