2012 archive

Dec 26

OH WHAT A BLEAK CHRISTMAS FOR GHANA IN 2012!

OH WHAT A BLEAK CHRISTMAS FOR GHANA IN 2012!! By CAMERON DUODU I never properly understood it when people used to say, rather glibly, I thought, that “a chain is as strong as its weakest link”. But I now understand the saying perfectly well. If you live in a country in which C51 million (over …

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Dec 18

ELECTION TALK GHANA 2102 (PART 1)

ELECTION TALK GHANA 2012  (1) By CAMERON DUODU   As I am being driven home from Kotoka International Airport, one thing strikes me – the conversation in the car hardly touches on the coming,  December 2012  election! Is it conceivable that Ghanaians who live abroad are more perturbed by fear  that the election will be …

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Dec 17

ELECTION TALK GHANA 2012 (PART 3)

ELECTION TALK GHANA 2012 (PART 3) By CAMERON DUODU Waking up in the morning in the suburbs of Accra is an exhilarating experience. If one is not grateful to be alive, the birds quickly remind one that it is a unique gift to have been conceived and born into this world that was crafted on …

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Dec 14

IMAGINE THE GHANA 2012 ELECTION WERE AN EXAM…

IMAGINE THE ELECTION WERE AN EXAM  By CAMERON DUODU People should not be surprised that the NPP is disputing the results of the 7 December 2012 elections in Ghana. Anything that pits one group of people against another in a competitive setting  is automatically a dispute waiting to happen.  If you doubt that, talk to …

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Dec 10

THE 2012 GHANA ELECTION AND ITS AFTERMATH

THE 2012 ELECTION AND ITS AFTERMATH By CAMERON DUODU The NPP is not in an enviable position at all, having been put in a situation where it has had to challenge the official results of the 7 December 2012 elections, announced by the Electoral Commission. For if a political party  protests against the results of …

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Dec 04

THE DECEITFUL JOURNALISTS MUST BE NAMED AND SHAMED

THE DECEITFUL ‘JOURNALISTS’ MUST BE NAMED AND SHAMED by CAMERON DUODU   –   Democracy is not exactly the best system of government in the world. But it is better than almost any other form of government that has been tried by man. That is why we must make it work for us in Ghana, …

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Nov 28

GHANA ELECTION TALK 2012 (PART 2)

GHANA ELECTION TALK 2012 (PART TWO) BY CAMERON DUODU                           If you only use the Internet – and especially Ghanaweb– as your main source of news about the 7 December 2012 Ghana election, you will be making a great mistake. You would get the impression that the election campaign is full of vitriol and that …

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Nov 23

MADNESS AT NOON

Under The Neem Tree MADNESS AT NOON New African Magazine November 2012   Journalism is a funny profession.  When a story  takes possession of a journalist’s  imagination,  nothing can stop the flow of intellectual ‘adrenalin’ into his or her brain.   The journalist can become temporarily ‘maddened’ by the idea of “the scoop” (a piece …

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Nov 23

THE STAKES ARE HIGH FOR THE 7 DECEMBER 2012 ELECTION IN GHANA

THE STAKES ARE HIGH FOR THE 7 DECEMBER 2012 ELECTION IN GHANA Africa Today MagazineOctober/November 2012 There is no doubt that the election that Ghana is preparing to hold on 7 December 2012 will be one of the most dangerous it has ever conducted. Dangerous  because there is increasing evidence that the ruling National Democratic …

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Nov 14

HIGH NOON IN GHANA

HIGH NOON IN GHANA by CAMERON DUODU New African Magazine, November 2012 The word ‘crucial’ has been  so often used in connection with elections in Ghana in the recent past that it has become somewhat devalued in meaning. As every election looms up in the country, soothsayers never cease to predict that if the result …

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