The problem with African society today is the right to choose. In reality this should not be a problem, but it seems all the people's choices are about not being African anymore.
As the title of this month’s reflections suggests, I am going back to the topic of the black woman and the beauty industry.
The last 50 years for Africa makes for a sad, sad tale. The continent, blessed with the world’s most abundant natural resources, has not been able to utilise them to the benefit of its people. Will things change?
A rich businessman in Ghana pays the American R&B singer, Chris Brown, a whacking $1,000,000 to perform in Ghana. Couldn’t that money have gone on a more worthwhile cause?
Why do Africans celebrate Halloween when our societies hate witches and even kill them? If Halloween had African roots, Africans today would call it “juju” or “muti” and would not celebrate it.
To show your support, publicly, for any one party in Ghana can be a very dangerous game. Right now, as Ghanaians again prepare to go to the polls, I want to speak out.
By the time you read this reflection, the hype that was the London 2012 Olympics will be fading in many a memory. But the issues surrounding Africa’s performance (or lack of it) at the Games will still be very much alive for most of us.
It is hard staying honest in a world in which, by some accounts, honesty does not pay. Some of the people who run the world are dishonest. They cannot be trusted to keep their word on anything they say. So what is the motivation to stay honest?