JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 5 December 2018,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Leading philanthropists as well as African and European governments have announced more than US$150m to tackle neglected tropical diseases largely unknown in western countries, but which […]
AP Africa Code Week 2018, launched in Johannesburg to drive sustainable digital skills development in 36 African countries
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 08 October 2018 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The fourth edition of the increasingly popular Africa Code Week, an initiative of SAP, kicked-off today at a function held in Johannesburg. Since its […]
Opinion: Akufo-Addo’s Unifying Leadership Skills Are at Work Here, Once More – By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.
Not very long ago, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo invited all his three presidential predecessors, namely, Messrs. Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum-Kufuor, and John Dramani Mahama to his private Nima, Accra, residence and publicly informed them […]
Opinion: Ransford Gyampo Ought to Be Discussing “The Atta-Mills Doctrine” – By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.
It has taken me a while to get to the news report in which Prof. Ransford Gyampo, the Legon political scientist and Director of European Studies at the country’s flagship academy, publicly called on President […]
Activists in Johannesburg Join a Global Call to Action: Standard Bank Give the Equator Principles Teeth!
Johannesburg, South Africa — A group of activists gathered outside Standard Bank to stand in solidarity with impacted communities worldwide who are leading a divestment campaign, Mazaska Talks. Mazaska (Money) Talks is supporting the strengthening […]
The reason for the lack of democracy in the tiny absolute monarchy of Swaziland is an authoritarian reinvention of tradition, and a lack of both internal and external pressure on the regime, writes Swazi activist […]
The former Parliamentary candidate of the National Democratic Congress in the Akropong Constituency, Yaw Appiah Kubi, has expressed misgivings over comments made by Ben Ephson about xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Speaking on World Affairs […]
Opinion: Was Bishop Heward-Mills Named After That Gay UN Diplomat? – Asks Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.
This obsession with homosexual proscription among many a fundamentalist Ghanaian preacher – their preferred title of choice is either Bishop or Prophet – amuses me in no mean measure, if only because it exposes these […]
Opinion: NDC Operatives Are More Violent Than South African Xenophobes – By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.
This is not the first time that we are hearing about Ghanaian, and other non-South African, nationals resident in post-Apartheid South Africa being brutally mauled by disgruntled South African youths who have been economically deprived […]
The World Health Organization supports the consideration of Government of South Africa of introduction of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) to help reduce excessive sugar intake. This is one of interventions proposed in the […]