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Mandela: My Madiba Moment - Part 1

Mandela: My Madiba Moment - Part 1

By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.

It is quite normal to see Ghanaian leaders jockey ahead of one another to see who bests his/her rival or political nemesis in paying fulsome, and noisome, tribute to the prominent, powerful and influential deceased. That is what we do best and better than most other Africans.

ENVY: The Number One Trokosi Killer Disease

ENVY:

The Number One Trokosi Killer Disease

 

By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.

Finally, Mr. Francis Yaonasu Kpegah, the retired Supreme Court of Ghana judge who has publicly and viciously accused the Presidential Candidate of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) for Election 2012 of criminally impersonating a slain lawyer for over 42 years, is about to have his wish.

Kwame Pianim Is Too Full Of His Own Self-Importance - Obetsebi-Lamptey

Kwame Pianim is Too Full of His Own Self-Importance - Obetsebi-Lamptey

 

By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D

You see, when Mr. Kwame Pianim calls Nana Akufo-Addo and his executive associates of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) "intellectually and mentally lazy" politicos, he poignantly reminds me of the famous "Fore-Finger Philosophy" espoused by the Akan people of Ghana.

The Road to Kigali - Part 51

The Road to Kigali - Part 51

 

By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D

In the past, they used the crude political tactics of intimidation and contract killings to achieve their aim and have their way.

When “The Mosquito” Talks Peace

When “The Mosquito” Talks Peace

 

By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.

He has spent much of his political career intimidating his opponents by the use and hard nosed promotion of violence among the youths of his own party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC). He has also committed his fair share of economic violence against the proverbial Ghanaian taxpayer.