Security and Gender

Vigilante groups in Ghana; a necessary evil

by Sammy Darko at April 18th, 2017

The proliferation of Vigilante groups in Africa and Ghana in particular has been attributed by many scholars to the failure of the security services to guarantee safety. But this is only part of the story.  In the book “Global Policing Research and Practice” it is noted that the rise of such groups may be part […]

Celebrating female faces of telecommunications’ players in Ghana

by Sammy Darko at March 8th, 2017

This International Women’s Day, I want to celebrate the New faces of telecommunications’ players in Ghana – they are SMART, they are EXPERIENCED, and they are FIERCE. Above all THEY ARE WOMEN making waves in this traditionally male dominated sector.   A couple weeks ago, I had the honor of attending a historic event organized by […]

COP Timbilla sacked over recruitment scam

by Sammy Darko at January 25th, 2017

The Police Administration has  dismissed it’s head of  Human Resource  after completion of investigations into one of the biggest police recruitment scams.   The former Senior Police Officer COP Patrick Timbilla,  was interdicted in 2015 following accusations that he was behind the scam that swindled thousands of young Ghanaians victims in search of a job as […]

Jammeh is gone, what next?

by Sammy Darko at January 22nd, 2017

He said to me..” most dictators are cowards who bargain than flee.  We shall see in six hours’ time” and true to his word, “His Excellency, Bridge Builder, Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh struck a deal with ECOWAS. These were his parting words, “I have decided today in good conscience to relinquish the […]

Fake US embassy story “strongly” challenged

by Sammy Darko at December 19th, 2016

THE family that owns the house the United States of America (USA) government claimed was used as a fake US Embassy in Ghana have “strongly” refuted the story. The US State Department on November 2, 2016, issued a statement that Ghanaian and Turkish organised crime rings were running the fake embassy complete with a US […]