Ghana’s post-independence experience is in many ways also the African post-colonial story.
As Ghana celebrates its 60th independence anniversary, the memory of its founding father Kwame Nkrumah is back in the public limelight.
Regional power Ecowas, which has just seen off yet another dictator in Yahya Jammeh, started off with a tame agenda 42 years ago.
Guinea's Sekou Toure basically kidnapped the American diplomats in his country, and used them to bargain with Ghana to release its Foreign minister
Emotion is a better index of integration efforts, but for African unity to work we must make it economically "sexy" to the youth
The African Standby Force is a military force made up of only African troops that is supposed to intervene within two weeks of an eruption of violence
Over 100 coups and attempts in Africa; Burundi soldiers missed the memo - don't do it when president is abroad
Unlike burglars who like to visit when you are away, African putschists prefer to seize incumbents and parade them as trophies of war.
Burkina Faso's Blaise Compaore is in Morocco, as back new leader promises to look into the killing of Sankara.