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It’s been almost a month since I moved to Tunis, and many folks have been asking about my initial impressions. My response: Tunis and I are still learning each other. And really, that’s what it is. For whatever reason, Tunis is hard to decipher. Besides the obvious preference…

Hi guys!I’m sure many of us are still celebrating the fact that we had peaceful and successful elections in Ghana. At the end of the day, we ALL won. Congratulations to all Ghanaians; Ghana did it best :)Here are two GH-conscious events to check out over the next couple…

Khalil Gibran is one of my favorite poets/writers. I believe his piece “The New Frontier” rings true for Ghana, L’Afrique today. Changes in [ ] are mine:The New FrontierThere are in [Ghana/Africa] today two challenging ideas: old and new. The old ideas will vanish because they are weak…

Originally written by Jemila Abdulai for the March 2012 edition of the SAIS ObserverAfrican Elections: Version 2012The lineup of African elections this year is impressive to say the least. Over 10 countries are slated to go to the polls to select their local and national representatives. Among them…

Over the past couple of weeks my mind has been on Ghana. Not just because I miss eating waakye, and the sun is finally popping up in these parts, but because in about three days, Ghana is gonna mark it’s 55th year of independence. Sure, there might be…

Originally published on the AWOMI Blog: http://awomiblog.blogspot.com/The 2011 YOWLI Monologues CrewThe 2011 YOWLI MonologuesAfter a whirlwind two weeks in New York for the CSW, the AWOMI delegation is back on the continent. Our premiere edition of the YOWLI Monologues was launched on March 1st in New York with…

So, today’s a special day in the Islamic Calendar. It’s the day of Arafat – a day when all the Hajj pilgrims descend upon Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia under a state of “Ihram” (purity) and commune one on one with Allah. It’s an open doorway to the…

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