July 2012 archive

Jul 31

OBITUARY: PROF JOHN EVANS ATTA MILLS, PRESIDENT OF GHANA

    OBITUARY: PRESIDENT JOHN EVANS ATTA MILLS By CAMERON DUODU     IT was a terse message that flitted across my screen: “President Mills, R I P.!”   I thought it was another Ghanaian joke. In June 2012, rumours had circulated widely that President Mills had died. People believed it until he went public …

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Jul 28

WHAT THE GHANA ELECTION OF 2008 AND ITS AFTERMATH MEANT TO GHANA AND AFRICA

http://www.global-briefing.org/2011/07/out-of-africa-why-election-fever-damages-african-stability/ Out of Africa: Election fever and African stability Cameron Duodu As we drove towards Abuja airport, I asked the driver, who was busy dodging mounds of earth in the middle of the road: “But why do they pile up the soil, when they are not ready to use it?” “Ah, Oga,” [elderly one] said …

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Jul 28

WHAT CAMERON DUODU WROTE ABOUT MILLS WHEN MILLS FIRST TOOK OFFICE

When the late President John Atta Mills first took office in January 2009, CAMERON DUODU spelt out for him, the tortuous political path  that lay before him. Did Mills listen to the good avice offered to him? Read and judge for yourself! Feature Article | 3 January 2009 Last updated at 14:49 CET  2  Comments CONGRATULATIONS, PROF JOHN ATTAH MILLS …

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Jul 28

THE LEGACY MILLS HAS LEFT TO GHANA BY CAMERON DUODU (London Guardian)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/27/john-atta-mills-ghana?commentpage=1#end-of-comment Comment is free John Atta Mills has left Ghana a challenging legacy Before his death, there was much dissatisfaction with the president – now a new man has to try to hold the nation together Share Tweet this Email Cameron Duodu guardian.co.uk, Friday 27 July 2012 17.49 BST Jump to comments (…) ‘Death has enabled John …

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Jul 23

WHAT ABOUT CRICKET (Part 1)

<h3 “”=”” tabindex=”-1″>what about cricket (1) WHAT ABOUT CRICKET? (Part 1) by CAMERON DUODU The Ghanaian Times 24.07.2012 Someone who read my piece entitled “Why do we love sports so much?” threw me a simple question: ‘what about cricket’? My examination of sports had largely taken in football and basketball but had not included a word about cricket. …

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Jul 17

SAM VERSUS KWASI MANU — WHO WAS THE BETTER MUSICIAN?

    SAM VERSUS KWASI MANU: WHO WAS THE BETTER MUSICIAN?” By CAMERON DUODU   The Ghanaian Times 17.07.2012  One question that was often debated by my father and his friends was this: Was ‘Sam’ (1) – alias Kwame Asare — a greater guitarist than his contemporary, Kwasi Manu? (2)         KWAME …

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Jul 10

ALAS! BALOTELLI COULDN’T SAVE ITALY SINGLE-HANDED

 ALAS! —  BALOTELLI COULDN’T SAVE ITALY BY HIMSELF!  by CAMERON DUODU And he cried on the night – like most members of the Italian team defeated on 1 July 2012, by the Spanish team. Indeed, the Spaniards were amazing. Four goals, each of which was crafted from possession football of the first order. Him-to-him-back-to-him-across-him-to-another-him-to-another-him and-back-to-him. …

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Jul 10

WHY DO WE LOVE SPORTS SO MUCH?

WHY DO WE ENJOY SPORTS SO MUCH? By CAMERON DUODU The weekend at the beginning of July 2012 – 7th and 8th July, to be exact – was a festive one for lovers of sports. On the Saturday, Serena Williams defeated Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland to win her 5th Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles title. One reporter with ageism snaking …

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