Monthly Archives: September 2010

FOUNDER’S DAY: FEEDING ON NKRUMAH’S FLAWS AND STARVING ON HIS VISIONS

September 21st, 2010 marked another day in the commemoration of Founder’s Day. Founder’s Day highlights the achievements of Ghana’s illustrious son and Africa’s man of the millennium, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. The day is observed by all African Union (AU) member

THE ANC AND THE STATE

In the first quarter of 2004 I wrote in The Citizen newspaper calling for the depoliticisation of the civil service. Six years down the line I am looking at the faces on television at the ANC's National General Council and

THE 11TH ANNUAL STEVE BIKO LECTURE – “COMING TO SEE YOU SINCE I WAS 5 YEARS OLD”

I wrote this, this morning… so it’s fresh [laughs and applause] I have spent most of the early morning from 3 o’ clock thinking what I’ll say to you… there is so much. First of all I want to say that

CREATING A COMMON AFRICAN BASE TO ENGAGE THE WORLD: A PAN AFRICANIST REFLECTION

Programme Director, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and gentlemen, It is an honour for me to speak to you at this important meeting of the OPEN SOCIETY AND INITIATIVE FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA. I like the name especially, the words Open and Initiative.

THE MEDIA APPEALS TRIBUNAL vs. FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND INFORMATION

The struggle is about power and those in power always want to have more power. South Africa will be the first country to have, in place, a media tribunal if the proposed information bill passes as is. Constitutional law expert

AFRICOM’S IMPLICATIONS ON HUMAN SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

The world we live in is history unfolding and unveiling itself everyday of our lives. I find it particularly of great significance and essence for me to be part of this history. Africa, our beloved continent remains a major part