March 2012 archive

Mar 28

REMEMBERING CHIEF OBAFEMI AWOLOWO AND OTHERS

CONVERSATIONS WITH MY STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS (3) Remembering Chief Obafemi Awolowo By CAMERON DUODU   STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS: In our last conversation, I stopped you from telling us about a great number of historical characters. I know you fear to be labelled as a ‘name-dropper,’ but why is that so? The world is full of …

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Mar 27

HOW BIAS MAIMS AFRICAN HISTORY

INDEX ON CENSORSHIP 2 1986 Africa Cameron Duodu How bias maims African history And how the UNESCO General History of Africa is countering the preponderant European view To be taught one’s own history by foreigners — as happened in Africa during the colonial era and after — is a sure way of maiming that history …

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Mar 15

REMEMBERING ODUMEGWU OJUKWU …AND OTHERS

Remembering General Ojukwu Conversation with my stream of consciousness Cameron Duodu 2012-03-15, Issue 576 http://pambazuka.org/en/category/features/80785 © Wikipedia‘We’ve agreed to so many things before – but it’s always in the implementation that we get bogged down.’ When I heard that General Odumegwu Ojukwu, who led Biafra into secession from Nigeria in 1967, had been buried on 2 …

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Mar 13

the public and secret faces of diplomacy

THE PUBLIC AND SECRET FACES OF DIPLOMACY By CAMERON DUODU     I am pretty sure that President John Atta Mills enjoyed his visit to the USA tremendously. President Barack Obama is a very cultivated person and even a few minutes in his company – especially on his own patch — must be enviable, to …

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Mar 10

OH WHAT JOY A PLUNGER CAN BRING!!

OH WHAT JOY A PLUNGER CAN BRING! By Cameron Duodu The Ghanaian Times 28th February, 2012 Related Stories HOW JOURNALISM WAS IN MY DAY (6) SUNDAY evening. Really exciting football on the telly. Now, I don’t support any one club myself — I mean how would you feel if you supported Real Madrid and Lionel Messi …

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Mar 10

THIS ROAD NEARLY MADE ME THROW UP – LITERALLY!

THIS ROAD NEARLY MADE ME THROW UP — LITERALLY ! By Cameron Duodu The Ghanaian Times 28 July 2009 A portion of the Accra-Kumasi road under construction Related Stories E. Region Records 575 Road Accidents, 127 Casualties Ahanta West Roads To Be Tarred In Phases Amansie West Assembly Acquires Grader To Improve Road Network Cape …

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Mar 06

GHANA@55

GHANA @55 by CAMERON DUODU The Ghanaian Times 6 March 2012 YOU mean 55 years have passed since we stood in the streets of Accra, watching the decorative “floats” drive by – one depicting the life of a cocoa farmer; another showing well-built men casting nets; a third carrying our beautiful, newly-crowned beauty queen – …

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Mar 05

GO, MADIBA GO!

Go Madiba go! Mail & Guardian Johannesburg Jan 28 2000 00:00 Cameron Duodu Letter from the North I know it is almost impossible to say something nice about former president Nelson Mandela without sounding like a member of the brigade of sycophants that has canonised Madiba over the past few years. Nevertheless I am going …

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Mar 05

LETTER FROM THE NORTH: THE GENTLE GIANT

J A KUFUOR: Tenacious but gentle giant CAMERON DUODU: LETTER FROM THE NORTH  The Mail & Guardian, Johannesburg Jan 05 2001 00:00 The presidential election run-off that took place in Ghana on December 28 will go down as one of the most ­exciting days in the nation’s history — even more exciting than March 6 …

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