Politics

Focused leadership is about influence and not power

There seems to be a deep sense entitlement amongst most men when it comes to political leadership. Sometimes they hold on to culture, at other times they allude to religion. These two ‘reference’ points undoubtedly seem to have become the albatross of most male politicians especially in Africa. Ironically, the idea of mono governance in Africa was introduced by the …

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France backs stability in Chad after Déby’s death

France’s foreign minister has said the immediate priority in Chad is for the military council to ensure the stability of the country. In an interview with French TV Jean-Yves Le Drian appeared to defend the suspension of the constitution, saying there were exceptional circumstances in Chad following the death of President Idriss Déby. The military said he died on the …

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Ghana’s President names 39 deputy ministers, appoints Minister of State at Finance Ministry

President Akufo-Addo has finally released his list of deputy ministers, subject to approval by Parliament. In all, there are 39 deputy ministers appointed under 24 portfolios. President Akufo-Addo In addition, a former deputy Minister of Finance, Charles Adu-Boahen, was also nominated as the Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance. The ministries of Trade, Local Government and Energy have …

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Installation of MARCUS GARVEY Sculpture at African Union HQ in Ethiopia

Marcus Garvey (sculpture to left) Toronto, Canada, March 18th 2020 — Afroglobal Television, the 24-hour network that is based in Canada, has teamed up with the Marcus Garvey Institute under the leadership of its Co-Founder, Chairman and son of the legendary Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Dr. Julius Garvey, along with the Pan African Technical Association, Strictly Roots, National Association of Kawaida Organizations, The …

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Osafo-Maafo named Senior Presidential Advisor to Ghana’s President

Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo is now a Senior Presidential Advisor to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Mr Osafo-Maafo who served as a Senior Minister in President Akufo-Addo’s first tenure but retired and chose to remain in the background in the second term disclosed his new role on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. He was addressing the Birim Central Municipal Assembly at Akyem …

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Somalia: Lawmakers vote to extend President’s term by two years

Somalia’s Lower House of Parliament has voted to approve a bill to extend President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s term in office by two years. The controversial special election bill was overwhelmingly approved by 149 members. It needs to be approved by the upper chamber before becoming law. Mr Farmajo welcomed the passing of the bill in the lower chamber, adding that …

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GUNSMOKE & MIRRORS — Earl Ankrah cross-examines the hasty conviction and incarceration of an unstable man, who carried a gun close to the President and confessed his intent to take his life.

The summary sentence of Charles Antwi as witnessed in awe by the nation these past few days is the nation’s loss; not his. It’s been viewed through polarized political prisms, thereby impairing our vision into what should have been a home-run moment for the country. file photo of Earl Ankrah (author of this article) At least our constitution suggests everyone …

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Ivory Coast: Ouattara says ex-leader Gbagbo can return home

Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara has said that his predecessor, the ex-president Laurent Gbagbo can return home. Ouattara said Gbagbo’s his right-hand man Charles Ble Goude can also return home after the duo were definitively acquitted of crimes against humanity. Last week, the International Criminal Court (ICC) upheld the acquittal of Laurent Gbagbo on crimes against humanity charges. Judges dismissed an …

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Russia: Putin signs law allowing him to rule till 2036

The Russian president has signed legislation that gives him the right to run for two more consecutive terms. The constitutional amendment was approved by referendum last year. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed legislation that could theoretically mean he stays in power till 2036, according to a copy of the bill posted on the government’s legal information portal. Under …

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We saw him coming with the truth, and yet President Magafuli is now gone

Africa needs African leaders who will believe in the skies; soils—the deserts; the mountains; rivers and lakes; forests and jungles of Africa too and most of all,  she needs leaders who believe in her people—leaders with a far-reaching vision aspiration to make Africa truly independent and self-sufficient. “But any revolutionary-minded African leader will require to invest heavily in political education—formal …

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