Happy Africa Day

Africa’s problem is self-sabotage. We gained independence and had a chance to develop our nations and people. But, we let neo-colonisation – as Nkrumah calls it – get in the way. We destroyed ourselves through coup d’etats for decades, and when we allowed democracy in, we sabotaged ourselves again with capitalism spearheaded by the WestContinue reading “Happy Africa Day”

The African revolution is coming like a thief in the night

It is hard to say Happy #AfricaDay because there is no unfettered happiness among the people. From the East to West, North to South, Africa is rich in resources but plagued by underdevelopment caused by bad leadership and corruption. The youth who can’t afford to emigrate stay behind and endure the curse of joblessness, hunger,Continue reading “The African revolution is coming like a thief in the night”

Press freedom is human freedom and Ghana continues to lose it

The 20th (2022) World Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) saw Ghana dropping by 30 spots from 2021 to rank 60 out of 180 countries assessed. As we celebrate World Press Freedom Day, I wonder where the freedom is when: 1. Politicians and political entities control the operation of media organisations2. PoliticiansContinue reading “Press freedom is human freedom and Ghana continues to lose it”

Journalism is not dependent on skill and experience alone

Today marks World Press Freedom Day under the theme: Information as a Public Good. As a journalist, since 2007, my freedom to inform the public has never been met with brute force, just some internal and external forces that journalists face. I am one of the lucky few who practice without any major hindrances. IContinue reading “Journalism is not dependent on skill and experience alone”