2011 archive

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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Jul 14

THE SALT THAT LOST ITS SAVOUR

THE SALT THAT LOST ITS SAVOUR By CAMERON DUODU Once upon a time, the News Of The World was one of the British newspapers that no-one interested in British affairs could ignore. Published each Sunday since 1843 , it had, by 1950, become the biggest-selling newspaper in the world, with a weekly sale of 8,441,000 …

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Jul 08

EDWARD WILMOT BLYDEN, GRANDFATHER OF AFRICAN EMANCIPATION

A lesser-known fact about George Padmore is that his lifelong devotion to the cause of African liberation was ignited in him by another African who was also born abroad – Edward Wilmot Blyden, who was born in the Virgin Islands (then under Danish rule) but spent most of his life in West Africa, especially in Liberia and Sierra Leone, but also in the then British colony of Lagos.

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Jul 07

OBITUARY: ALHAJI BABATUNDE JOSE, FORMER CHAIRMAN, DAILY TIMES OF NIGERIA

from The Independent & The Independent on Sunday London Home > News > Obituaries Ismail Babatunde Jose: Newspaper editor who dominated journalism in Nigeria for three decades By CAMERON DUODU Thursday, 25 September 2008 Ismail Babatunde Jose was not only the doyen of Nigerian journalism but the mighty tree whose seedlings sprouted other titans of …

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Jun 23

TEACHER! TEACHER!! (2) By CAMERON DUODU

TEACHER! TEACHER!! (2) The Ghanaian Times 21st June, 2011 By Cameron Duodu After seven years at Asiakwa Presbyterian Primary and Middle Schools –years which I won’t neglect to  tell you about in future instalments — I left (at what was then Standard Four or later, Middle Form One) to seek greener pastures at Kyebi Government …

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Jun 15

TEACHER! TEACHER!! By CAMERON DUODU

TEACHER! TEACHER!! The Ghanaian Times 14th June, 2011 By Cameron Duodu Why do teachers occupy such a dominant position in our psyches? Long after they’ve passed through our lives, we can still hear their voices as if we last saw them only yesterday. And, of course, we can picture their faces and their bodies as …

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Jun 14

THE MOST WASTEFUL ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN THE WORLD

These huge logs destroy food crops when they are pulled along the ground through the forest to the road to be loaded on a truck. The heavy truck destroys the roads along which it plies. The timber is unloaded into the water in the harbour, clogging it up. It is then loaded ion to a boat for the journey to Europe or America — at great expense. Why can’t the wood be used to construct furniture for export, where it is felled?

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Jun 06

THE END OF THE WORLD WAS NIGH, WAS IT?

We waited. One o’clock came and went. Nothing happened. Soon, it was two o’clock. Then 2.30. Still nothing. The tension we felt was unbearable.

But, shortly before three, things began to turn eerie. The sunshine began to fade into a moonlight sort of haze. Chickens, clucking anxiously, began to troop back into the house from the streets and crept into their roosting places. An owl in a nearby bush hooted.walk
And then, most frightening of all, real darkness began to close in. Soon, all went completely dark.

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May 27

THE GODS OF AFRICA ARE NOT ASLEEP AFTER ALL by CAMERON DUODU

Pursuing the Ghana angle, the lady writer observed: ‘If that is true, it would give “structural adjustment” a whole new meaning.

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