Kwame Nkrumah

 
Parsing Kabila through rumba
Parsing Kabila through rumba
‘Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.”
The making of Mugabe’s intolerance
The making of Mugabe’s intolerance
How an autocratic strain of pan-Africanism of the early 1960s sheds light on Mugabe's seemingly contradictory roles as freedom fighting...
Embrace of a pan-African stranger
Embrace of a pan-African stranger
Robert Mugabe was once a fervent pan-Africanist, but he failed to act like one after he came to power — unlike the writer’s grand-aunts, who welcomed a Malawian migrant in the spirit of ubuntu...
Photographer James Barnor – Ever Young at 90
Photographer James Barnor – Ever Young at 90
Born on June 6 1929, Ghanaian photographer James Barnor celebrated his 90th birthday this month. His story as an African photographer in the world...
This Africa Day, the continent is at a crossroads
This Africa Day, the continent is at a crossroads
This Africa Day it is fitting to reflect on Kwame Nkrumah’s prescient remark “I am not African because I was born in Africa, but because Africa...
Editorial: Stop the rot in the African Union
Editorial: Stop the rot in the African Union
The African Union is supposed to be the pinnacle of governance in Africa. If so, this continent is in deep trouble.
1968, the year that Africa shaped the US
1968, the year that Africa shaped the US
It is 50 years since 1968, dubbed by the CNN’s new four-part series as “the year that changed America”. The United States, however, was only...
Ghana’s public holiday palaver
Ghana’s public holiday palaver
Every year, on September 21, Ghana marks Founder’s Day with parades, speeches and a day off work. But this year may be the last time that the...
And now Africa rises, to unite in prosperity
And now Africa rises, to unite in prosperity
Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi made a half-hearted attempt at subverting traditionalism to have himself crowned the continent's king of...
Of power, presidents and medicine men
Of power, presidents and medicine men
The office of the president is a relatively new one in most of Africa, not more than five decades old. Previously it was the colonial governor who...

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