“If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future” – Madeleine Albright, then US foreign secretary, talking in February 1998 about bombing Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.
"Splendid and holy causes are served by men who are themselves splendid and holy" - Patrick Pearse, the Irish teacher, barrister, poet, writer, nationalist and political activist, in his funeral oration for Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa, 1 August 1915.
Baffour Ankomah, born in Ghana, has been editor of New African since July 1999. His passion is Africa and its Diaspora.
A journalist since 1980, Baffour started his career at The Pioneer, the oldest existing newspaper in Ghana, where he became editor 1983-86. He joined New African in mid-1988 as assistant editor, then rose to deputy editor in 1994, and editor in 1999. His column, Baffour's Beefs, a big hit for New African readers, has been running since 1988.