August 2011 archive

Aug 30

USAIN BOLT’S DISQUALIFICATION SHOULD BRING URGENT RULE CHANGE

USAIN BOLT’S DISQUALIFICATION SHOULD BRING RULE CHANGE The Ghanaian Times 30th August, 2011 By CAMERON DUODU Ok, sports events are often littered with anti-climactic moments. Like Ben Johnson being exposed as a drug-cheat at a press conference at the Seoul Olympics in 1988, after wowing the world with a 100-metres time of 9.79 seconds. When …

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Aug 29

“A BAD TIME TO BE A BLACKMAN IN LIBYA”

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Aug 27

HOW THE UNITED STATES BATS FOR AMERICAN COMPANIES IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 ACCRA 001289 SIPDIS NSC WASHDC FOR MICHELLE GAVIN AF/EPS FOR ELLIOT REPKO DOC FOR MAC DAS HOLLY VINEYARD E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: ECON [Economic Conditions] EFIN [Financial and Monetary Affairs] EINV [Foreign Investments] BSSR GH [Ghana] SUBJECT: GHANA: COKE ON THE ROCKS ¶1. SUMMARY: On November 18, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning …

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Aug 25

AFRICA WILL ONLY BECOME STRONGER IF IT INTEGRATES –MUSEVENI

Africa must avoid the kinds of conflict seen in the Middle
East, Museveni argued. What do you care if someone else eats
pork, or is from a different tribe — what you should care
about is whether he will buy what you are selling. But
instead of talking about trade and access to markets,
Museveni lamented, Africans are talking about pork.
Emphasizing his point, Museveni said he had become the first
Christian in his family in 1947. However, he flatly stated
that at the Durban conference on racism, he had declared that
he was considering returning to his local tribe’s religion,
because, “back at my home, we never cared what anyone else ate.”

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Aug 25

WIKILEAKS: HOW THE US VIEWS GHANA

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 ACCRA 000483 SIPDIS SENSITIVE SIPDIS E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: BR CH ECON GH IN PGOV PHUM PREL RS SUBJECT: GHANA AT 50: A WORLD VIEW REF: A. ACCRA 285 ¶B. ACCRA 286 ¶C. ACCRA 314 ¶D. ACCRA 321 ¶1. (SBU) Summary: This is the seventh and final in a series …

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Aug 25

WIKILEAKS: HOW GADDAFI CANCELLED AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RULERS’ CONFERENCE IN GHANA

VZCZCXYZ0000 RR RUEHWEB DE RUEHAR #0712 2090942 ZNR UUUUU ZZH R 280942Z JUL 09 FM AMEMBASSY ACCRA TO SECSTATE WASHDC 8057 UNCLAS ACCRA 000712 SIPDIS E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: AU PGOV XA XY XF LY GH SUBJECT: GADDAFI CANCELS VISIT TO GHANA ¶1. SUMMARY: (U) An international conference of West African traditional rulers scheduled to …

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Aug 23

WHEN IS MIGHT RIGHT?

WHEN IS MIGHT RIGHT? By CAMERON DUODU The Ghanaian Times 23 August 2011 IF (as is said) Might is right, Then right should equal ‘more might’; Because (although not often said) Might isn’t quite right For each and every cause, Whereas Truth and its brother, Right, Serve all humanity’s cause © cd082011 It was quite unbelievable, …

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Aug 18

WHAT’S HAPPENED TO OUR VILLAGE GENIUSES?

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR VILLAGE GENIUSES? By CAMERON DUODU The Ghanaian Times 16th August, 2011 I was extremely sad to read the other day that “galamsey” operators have ruined the Birem River, the source of drinking water at Kyebi, to such an extent that it has become nothing but a muddy stream in the …

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