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Columnist: MARTIN-LUTHER C. KING

Prof Amadi Ihunwo, Secretary-General of SONA

'Africa needs brain awareness'

Oct 31, 2021 | Feature Article

Governments in Africa and their agencies, as well as corporate entities including media across Africa need to assist ...


Sep 22, 2021 | Feature Article

Igbos in Ghana are not only building enduring people-to-people bridges between Ghana and Nigeria through culture, bu ...

Sep 22, 2021 | Feature Article

To beat the ravaging effects of the covid-19 pandemic, and ensure the survival of their peoples, goverments in Ghana ...

Jul 29, 2020 | Feature Article

Beyond the current ravages of the covid-19 pandemic, there is a brighter future ahead of Ghana and what is ahead is ...

Jul 21, 2016 | Feature Article

Five decades after its founding, the All Nigeria Community-Ghana (ANC-Gh), the umbrella body of Nigerians in Ghana is no ...

Jul 9, 2016 | Feature Article

Routine closure of Nigerian shops and businesses in Ghana by the government is a recurrent nightmare for Nigerian trader ...

Jun 9, 2016 | Feature Article

Diligence, hard work, discipline and a commitment to excellence have been identified as vital virtues African youths aim ...

May 25, 2016 | Feature Article

Lighting plays a crucial role in any country rsquo;s economy. And in Ghana rsquo;s, City Lights, a pioneer in the sector ...

May 12, 2016 | Feature Article

One is a democracy; the other, a monarchy. But one thing that stands Ghana and Morocco out among fellow African countrie ...

May 11, 2016 | Feature Article

Transfer of relevant technology, not aid, is what West African countries need now, managing director of Inesfly Afric ...

May 11, 2016 | Feature Article

Ghana rsquo;s recent installation of the hi-tech 640 Slice Computerized Tomography (CT) and the ultra-modern Magnetic Re ...

May 11, 2016 | Feature Article

It lsquo;s been described as a socio-economic and environmental disaster; reputed to be the world 39;s largest digital ...

May 11, 2016 | Feature Article

Clean, healthy and affordable housing for all Nigerians, nay all West Africans, all is an achievable dream, not rocket s ...

May 9, 2016 | Feature Article

When production officially began at the world rsquo;s biggest concentrated solar power plant at Ouarzazate in southern M ...

May 5, 2016 | Feature Article

Food security and climate change has become a major challenge to most African countries. In Ghana, about 1.2 million peo ...

May 4, 2016 | Feature Article

Like a recurring nightmare, Ghana rsquo;s power crisis refuses to go away. Barely two months after President John Mah ...

About Author
Martin-Luther C. King is an international journalist and entrepreneur; President/Lead Campaigner of Journalists for Regional Integration (JORIN), West Africa’s premier network of pro-integration journalists across the sub region; former general manager of Ghana Business & Finance Magazine, Ghana's premier business newsfeature; founding chief operating officer and managing editor of Integrity Magazine, Ghana's first glossy news publication on leadership and governance; Contributing Editor of Yahoo!News, Sunnyvale, California-USA; ace conference and events management expert, and consultant to several businesses.

An ace publicist, veteran international correspondent, communications specialist and media management expert, Martin also doubles as the Regional Editor (West Africa) of AfricaToday magazine, London-UK; is an honorary West African news specialist/analyst for the BBC World Service; and was Regional Peer Reviewer covering Cameroon, Cape Verde, Madagascar and Mauritius in Global Integrity’s African Integrity Indicators 2012, a research project on anti-corruption and governance mechanisms in over 50 African countries.
Global Integrity is a non-governmental organization based in Washington DC, USA and Cape Town, South Africa dedicated to research on governance around the world.

Martin’s career trajectory also spans several regional news publications across West Africa.

In Nigeria, Martin helped pioneer many of that country’s prominent domestic daily newspapers, including The Post Express, The Anchor, and Thisday. At The Post Express, he originated and sustained one of the longest-running columns/interview series on diplomacy ever on any Nigerian newspaper called Diplomatic Bytes.
The Post Express, part collaboration with The New York Times, is Nigeria’s first daily paper on the internet.

In Ghana, Martin is a columnist with the premier online publications, Ghanaweb.com and ModernGhana.com; he is also a regular contributor to several Ghanaian dailies, including Ghana’s most-widely read paper, Daily Graphic.

A hard-nosed newsman, Martin has covered several major international assignments, including the 1996 United States elections; Liberia’s 2005 Transition Elections that brought Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to power; Ghana’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2007; the January 2009 inauguration of Ghana’s President John Evans Attah Mills; and, interviewed many political and military leaders, including President John Kufuor of Ghana; the two immediate past presidents of the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) Commission, Dr. Ibn Chambas and Mr. Victor Gbeho; as well as the former Force Commander of the UN-AU Force for Sudan General Martin Luther Agwai, among others.

Martin has also been part of several ECOWAS Election Observer Missions to countries across West Africa, including Ghana’s 2008 elections.

A specialist in managing successful political campaigns and transitions, Martin has consulted for several political leaders seeking elective offices across West Africa.

Martin is an alumnus of the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ) in Berlin, Germany and Abia State University, Uturu-Nigeria, from where he has a postgraduate diploma in journalism and a bachelor’s degree in English and Literary Studies, respectively.

He has also attended several conferences, workshops and seminars both inside and outside Africa.

A keen proponent of globalization, Martin, nevertheless, also firmly believes that globalization needs strong pillars of functional regional integration entities to be effective and beneficial to all players in the global economy including smaller and less developed countries

Martin is happily married with children.

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