Live from the Woods: Mahama’s meeting with diplomats distasteful, smacks of mischief

Ex-president John Dramani Mahama is chipping away the foundation of his reputation with his repeatedly ill-conceived actions and very soon he will have nothing to stand on. The kerfuffle that happened during last month’s by-election at the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency is regrettable and shameful. I maintain the government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is […]

Live from the Woods: How does Hussein-Suale’s murder help Ghana resolve contract killings?

The spate of contract killings in the country is rising by the day and very soon it would be common. The permanent threat to the peace Ghana enjoys would not come from activities of criminals but rather the incompetence in safeguarding it. Black’s (2000) defined contract killing as “a continuous sequence of interactions by one […]

Live from the Woods: DR Congo must reject power sharing calls

There are already suggestions for a power-sharing deal in the Democratic Republic of Congo after the controversial December 30 poll. But much as an inclusive government is seen as a post-election conflict management mechanism, it has only succeeded in producing a second-hand democracy in Africa. Since the start of multiparty democracy in Africa in the […]

Live from the Woods: Menzgold customers not motivated by greed but curiosity

If the movement of ants could stun a child, then adults – educated and uneducated, could be gullible to shell out their cash for a piece of a scam. Psychologists have gotten a handle of the two scenarios and classified them as aspects of the same pie – curiosity. The source of this drive, which […]