Burundi, Constitutionality and the Dynamics of Political Conflicts in Africa



Like a few others, I don’t support the complete and wholesale embargo on third term-ism (or fourth term-ism et cetera) in presidential tenure in Africa. But this should not come with violence. What if the machinery for peace in a country turns out to be the fuel for conflict? Wouldn’t it help if we no longer looked at African countries as traditional societies in conflict because of ethnicity?  In my article published by the Initiative for Policy Research and Analysis, I explain how Burundi exemplifies the difficulties associated with Constitutionality and the Dynamics of Political Conflicts in Africa.

Say Bye to Ebola but Watch its By-product



Liberia fought a difficult battle with Ebola and won. But not without sustaining scars. As the world celebrated the end of Ebola in the country, I called for cautious optimism, which in retrospect, was a valid concern after all; there was another scare after the 42-day period of zero cases. Kindly follow the link below to read that article with the Initiative for Policy Research and Analysis.

Goodbye Ebola, Hello Caution

4th Edition of Peace Quarter; A Quarterly by PCY Fellows

PCYThe 4th edition of “Peace Quarter” is here; a quarterly written by PCY Fellows. This Edition is going BROWN as we pay homage to earth.

This edition of Peace Quarter presents the wonderful projects that fellows are implementing as they work towards important global targets of cultural heritage exchange, leadership and peace. These are good examples of what youth can do to help make our world better.

As a member of the editorial team, I am pleased to share it with you.

Download the full newsletter here: PeaceQuarter_4_july2015_v0.3

Memoirs from Obamaland: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly


Freezing time at the Liberty Islands, NY, USA

I have developed the habit of noting down the most memorable instances of my life’s journey and sharing them with my networks. My recent journey to the United States of America came with a couple of those. I was there as a Faculty Advisor for the Ghanaian Model UN Delegation from Life-link Ghana during the Middle School Model UN organized by the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA). Interesting to say that, this is the second time that Model United Nations has taken me to the US. The first was in 2009 when the United Nations invited me to help plan the maiden edition of the Global Model United Nations. But despite the similarity in purpose the experiences have understandably not been the same. In this article, I share with you a trio of highlights and lessons during the trip. The issues contained in this memoirs are drawn from various instances; from my transit time at the airport, through personal interactions, to my time on the flight. Continue reading