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And the award goes to ... Mar 1, 2016 1233
The trouble with money. Column Feb 1, 2016 1009
I am not a racist. Column Jan 1, 2016 1251
The negatives of social media on African youth. Nov 1, 2015 1173
Serena Williams and the white beauty syndrome. Oct 1, 2015 1229
Why I am not feeling proudly Ghanaian. Essay Aug 1, 2015 1388
'Mummy, Daddy, I want to be a footballer!'. Column May 1, 2015 1615
What is rape? Reflections of an ordinary woman. Column Mar 1, 2015 1415
You are not "ugly" for looking natural. Column Feb 1, 2015 1554
A tribute to our fallen heroes. Dec 1, 2014 1399
The changing face of Britain. Column Nov 1, 2014 1368
Role players? The first wives club. Column Oct 1, 2014 1566
Rules of the road, and lessons for life. Column Aug 1, 2014 1277
What has happened to our youth? Essay Jul 1, 2014 1572
What are human rights? Does the modern concept of human rights allow people to shoplift and get away with it? Sit back and be surprised. Column Apr 1, 2014 1668
The black woman and the beauty myth: as the title of this month's reflections suggests, I am going back to the topic of the black woman and the beauty industry. Nov 1, 2013 1595
A future made in Africa? The last 50 years for Africa makes for a sad, sad tale. The continent, blessed with the world's most abundant natural resources, has not been able to utilise them to the benefit of its people. Will things change? Essay Aug 1, 2013 1625
These shameful African 'politicians': oh dear dear dear. African politicians always leave a sour taste in my mouth. I don't even know what to say about or to these 'politicians' any more. I am tired of African leaders. Why can't they just accept election results if they do not go their way? In every election, there will always be a winner and a loser. That is a fact. Essay Jul 1, 2013 1581
A pure waste of money! A rich businessman in Ghana pays the American R&B singer, Chris Brown, a whacking $1,000,000 to perform in Ghana. Couldn't that money have gone on a more worthwhile cause? Viewpoint essay Apr 1, 2013 1431
Africa for Halloween? Why do Africans celebrate Halloween when our societies hate witches and even kill them? If Halloween had African roots, Africans today would call it "juju' or "muti" and would not celebrate it. Essay Jan 1, 2013 1358
Ghana "is this really democracy?" To show your support, publicly, for any one party in Ghana can be a very dangerous game. Right now, as Ghanaians again prepare to go to the polls, I want to speak out. Nov 1, 2012 1580
Why did Africa come to the London Olympics? By the time you read this reflection, the hype that was the London 2012 Olympics will be fading in many a memory. But the issues surrounding Africa's performance (or lack of it) at the Games will still be very much alive for most of us. Essay Oct 1, 2012 1273
Where are the honest ones? It is hard staying honest in a world in which, by some accounts, honesty does not pay. Some of the people who run the world are dishonest. They cannot be trusted to keep their word on anything they say. So what is the motivation to stay honest? Column Aug 1, 2012 1551
George Bush highway. In Ghana? George Walker Bush Highway. Really? Why would anybody in any country of the world want to name a street or a road, a major one at that, after former American President George W Bush? Therefore, for Ghana, a country in west Africa, to name a major road after him is shocking, disappointing and totally incomprehensible. Jun 1, 2012 1527
Education in Africa is failing its people. Column Dec 1, 2011 1512
Saving the Africans ... again! Don't we get tired of the negative images of Africa portrayed by the Western media? Couldn't Africa deal with its own issues, such as droughts, if we had the right people in place? Column Nov 1, 2011 1318
Riots in England, lessons for Africa: the recent riots in England provide useful lessons for Africa. The state must not take away parental control over children! Column Oct 1, 2011 1514
Move over Naomi: is Naomi Campbell an internationally acclaimed supermodel or a diva? Cadbury, the internationally acclaimed chocolate company doesn't know. Methinks Cadbury should borrow my dictionary. Case closed. Aug 1, 2011 1493
Where is the safest place to raise children? I am facing one of the biggest dilemmas in my life and I simply have no clue what to do. Where do I raise my African children? in Africa or England? Viewpoint essay Jul 1, 2011 1387
Globalisation and Africa: the African hair issue is deep. and I get upset when Africans do not seem to realise it. Black women worldwide are not just weaving for a bit of fun. They are wearing weaves because that is their self-image--and all this thanks to so-called globalisation. Essay Jun 1, 2011 1696
Where was the Au? I find it shocking that the African Union (AU) took too long to say anything about the events in North Africa. Maybe it is because it would have looked like the pot calling the kettle black. On the other hand, it could have been because of any number of reasons which we are not aware of. Column Apr 1, 2011 1437
Why vote? Why must the African vote for any political party to come to power? I have thrown away my voter's card and until I see a true African leader with the spirit of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, I'm no longer going to waste my time and dirty my thumb with poisonous ink in the cause of voting for anybody. Column Mar 1, 2011 1455
Losing my soul: it is very sad, the things happening on the African continent. Each day, we just throw away a bit of our history, culture, and traditional practices. Oh yes, we are losing it all ... our identity as Africans, our culture, our belief systems, and our traditions are all dying because we want to go the European or American way. Feb 1, 2011 1717
Learning from life: as I recently celebrated my 40th birthday, I have been reflecting on a lot of things. And I must say, at the time when certain things happen, we sometimes do not understand. But looking back at the last 17 years of my life, I have to give thanks to God for it all. Viewpoint essay Dec 1, 2010 1614
The case for Pidgin English: Pidgin English has become West Africa's "common language". So if we have a common language that binds us together, why are we so obsessed with speaking "The Queen's English"? Oct 1, 2010 1558
What do diasporan Africans owe Africa? Do diasporan Africans owe Africa anything? what about Africans born in Africa but now living in the Diaspora; or those born in the Diaspora who travel to Africa regularly? Viewpoint essay Aug 1, 2010 1590
The black woman and the beauty myth (Part 2). Column Jul 1, 2010 1543
Where have all the goats gone? Many of us have no shame in associating ourselves with whoever is on top, but we drop them as soon as they slide down. For some, it is their full-time job, but this way of sucking up to people must stop. Jun 1, 2010 1549
Beware of Sugar Daddies: it is about time society made horrible Sugar Daddies who prey on innocent young women, use them, abuse them, and dump them, pay for their dirty deeds. May 1, 2010 1391
A continent of beggars? What is going on? Why have we turned into a continent of beggars? Our leaders go abroad to beg for "aid" to run our countries. Our police and immigration officers have turned themselves into "beggars in uniform". From extended family members to the young bank teller, everyone seems to think begging is okay. Why? Apr 1, 2010 1517
Music videos or porn with music? Listening to music with young children can be very embarrassing because you just never know what will be done next. Why is it that these days, dancers in music videos do not dance with their hands, legs and faces, but feature women shaking their backsides? Mar 1, 2010 1649
What are we really celebrating? This year, as many as 17 African countries will celebrate the golden jubilee of independence with a huge fanfare. But what is the point in celebrating independence when we can't run our economies without running to the colonial masters? Feb 1, 2010 1360
Why I could never be a politician: everybody wants to go into politics because they have seen how much they can reap for themselves, their family, friends and sycophants. Given the current conditions of life for the average African, the life of a politician is not a bad one at all. Despite all that, I still don't want to be one. Jan 1, 2010 1495
Escape from Africa. Viewpoint essay Dec 1, 2009 1693
White Christmas ... in black Africa. Nov 1, 2009 1549
The black woman and the beauty myth. Viewpoint essay Oct 1, 2009 1666
The visa nightmare: foreign embassies in Africa have realised an easy way of making money--and that is all they are doing, because they know that no matter how many times they reject us, we will re-apply. Something has to be done about the whole visa application process. The current system is a fraud! Viewpoint essay Aug 1, 2009 1689
The sins of our fathers: I don't understand why children have to pay for the sins of their father's polygamous or failed relationships. Why should a man stop having a meaningful relationship with his children when he marries another woman? Viewpoint essay Jul 1, 2009 1662
The power of delegating: is delegation so bad that we don't even think of it, let alone practice it in Africa? Delegation is actually empowering, both to the person delegating and to the person being delegated to. It is a win-win situation. Viewpoint essay Jun 1, 2009 1642
My problem with giving children their rights; Africa, let's learn from the West. Let's not fall into the child right's trap. Our children have the right to be treated as human beings. They have the right not to be beaten, mentally, physically, or sexually abused. But in giving them the so-called rights as in the West, let's remember that it is up to us to guide them as to how to live in this world. Viewpoint essay May 1, 2009 1705

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