Showing posts from November, 2015

Make Black Lives Matter

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, France, some people are asking why Africans seem to be sympathizing with France when they have witnessed more of such killings at home by similar insurgent groups as al-Shabab, Boko Haram and the like but did not show such sympathy.

They label such people as being hypocritical because all lives matter, be they Indian, French, African, British or any other life for that matter. In the Charlie Hebdo attacks early this year, European leaders gathered in France to show solidarity with that country. Surprisingly, African leaders were not in that picture.
By the way, who prevented African leaders from gathering to sympathize with each other in times of disaster? Why do African leaders think they should be spoon-fed every time? Should the European leaders come to sympathize with Africans before we learn to sympathize with each other? If our lives actually matter, why are our leaders sitting aloof and allowing terrorism to thrive in leaps and

Mahama's "Changing Lives" Message

President Mahama's speech during his "Changing Lives" tour, in which declared boldly that only people who have been presidents are those who can label his administration as 'incompetent', is not a message I would ever expect the whole president of my nation to ever give to citizens.


The president's supporters have come to his defence, saying the president was directing his message at the opposition party's running mate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. I however think there is more to it than simple message to members of the opposition party, the NPP. I think members of the opposition are first and foremost Ghanaians and therefore have a bonafide right to tell the president of their country how they feel about the way he runs the country's affairs.

If you can say stalwarts of the opposition…