Kofi Akosah-Sarpong


Ghana is embroiled in a corruption scandal that ruling party MPs believe won't effect how people vote. Think again.


Kofi Akosah-Sarpong tackles excessive spending on funerals in Ghana. More attention should be spend on the living, he argues.

Kofi Akosah-Sarpong reviews and praises the scholarly work 'Reforming Leadership in Africa', by J. William Addai.

cc. Decrying the culture of coups serving as transition points between two dictators, Kofi Akosah-Sarpong traces the current crisis in Guinea to Sekou Toure and the failure of liberation politics to create viable state and economic institutions, choosing instead isolation and authoritarianism. Guinea has to join the rest of Western Africa on the path to democracy, or ris...read more

Part of the complications of Ghana’s development is that its elites who are expected to know better appear wanting.It is when they are out of power, as former President Jerry Rawlings will tell you, that they realise they neither thought well nor understood what they were doing, says Kofi Akosah-Sarpong.

Kofi Akosah-Sarpong argues that the key challenge for African leaders to work with states created by Europe in a way that they are able to appropriate the various ethnic groups’ histories and traditional values that form their nation-states, for peace and progress.

"We have met the enemy and he is us," Pogo

The December, 2007 presidential elections troubles in Kenya that saw over 1,000 people killed reveals the unresolved “rage” of Africa’s ethnicity, as the Polish-born novelist...read more

The criminalization of Female Genital Mutilation, part of some of the cultural inhibitions stifling Ghana’s progress, by the Parliament of Ghana, indicates attempts to rediscover the state from its roots. It raises the fact that, unlike years ago, the elected representatives are expanding their thinking in relation to Ghanaian norms, values and traditions in Ghana’s progress. The act simultaneously touts the good aspects of the Ghanaian culture and also attempts to refine the ancient cultural...read more