December 2013 archive

Dec 28

AN END-OF-YEAR FIRESIDE CHAT WITH MY FRIENDS

AN END-OF-YEAR FIRESIDE CHAT WITH MY “FRIENDS” by CAMERON DUODU The Daily Graphic 28 Dec  2013 Guys, do you know what frightens me most about the future of our country? Oh oh?! It’s not like what it was in the good old days, right? No! The good old days, whether they were good or bad, …

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Dec 28

CAMERON DUODU’S NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST (PART1)

Daily Guide 28 December 2013 NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST (1) by CAMERON DUODU ORDER OF THE DEAD VULTURE Mrs Georgina Wood, Chief Justice of Ghana: Madam, your undoubted eminence is acknowledged throughout the Commonwealth. So much so that the Kenya Government has entrusted the selection of its superior judges to a committee of Commonwealth jurists, …

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Dec 26

WHAT DOES SOUTH SUDAN’S FAILURES SAY ABOUT AFRICA’S POLITICAL ARRANGEMENTS, GENERALLY?

  Merry Christmas!   WHAT DOES  SOUTH SUDAN’S FAILURE SAY ABOUT AFRICA;S POLITICAL ARRANGEMENTS, GENERALLY? By CAMERON DUODU As soon as the leader of the Sudan People’s  Revolutionary Army, (SPLA) John Garang, was killed on 30 July 2005,  in a mysterious helicopter crash, while he was returning to his base in Juba, from a trip …

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Dec 21

MR MANDELA’S FUNERAL WAS NOT AFRICAN ENOUGH!!

Nelson Mandela’s Funeral Wasn’t African Enough! By CAMERON DUODU The Daily Guide December 21, 2013 K1: Koo, didn’t Nelson Mandela get a send-off to end all send-offs? I was so happy for him. K2: It exposed our current human situation starkly for all of us to see. Ei, you too saw beyond the solemn pieties …

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Dec 19

MANDELA GETS A SENDOFF COMMENSURATE WITH HIS STATURE

MANDELA GETS A SENDOFF COMMENSURATE WITH HIS STATURE.

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Dec 19

MANDELA GETS A SENDOFF COMMENSURATE WITH HIS STATURE

Today at 4:20 AM MANDELA GETS A SEND-OFF TO MATCH HIS GREATNESS By CAMERON DUODU The Ghanaian Times 17 December 2013     I confess that I haven’t wept as much in recent years as I have done in the past few days – since Nelson Mandela passed away on 5 December 2013, in fact. Seeing …

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Dec 14

LAUGHING AND CRYING OVER MANDELA

  Home Columnist Editorial General News World News Health Photo Albums Audio Technology Daily Guide 14 December 2013 Home / Columnist / Laughing And Crying   Laughing And Crying by CAMERON DUODU   December 14, 2013       K! – KOO, ever since Nelson Mandela died, I have been crying like a baby. You …

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Dec 14

IN MEMORIAM — NELSON MANDELA

HOME / Columnist / In Memoriam – Nelson Mandela In Memoriam – Nelson Mandela Daily Guide December 7, 2013 Cameron Duodu WHEN I made my first-ever visit to South Africa in September 1990, there were hundreds of journalists in South Africa, all of whom had a  single objective: namely, to secure an exclusive interview with …

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Dec 13

REMEMBERING NELSON MANDELA

REMEMBERING NELSON MANDELA by CAMERON DUODU  (The Ghanaian Times 10 December 2013) Just picture Jan Smuts Airport, Johanneburg, now named after Oliver Tambo. It is the main departure lounge, and people are teeming everywhere. Then Nelson Mandela walks in,  unnoticed, and comes  to a man I am talking to. The man is Thomas Nkobi, treasurer-general …

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Dec 08

NELSON MANDELA AND I

PHOTO (by LEMON, JOBURG SUNDAY INDEPENDENT: NELSON MANDELA TELLS CAMERON DUODU: quote: ABACHA IS A BRUTAL DICTATOR WHO HAS USED A KANGAROO COURT TO MURDER HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST KEN-SARO-WIWA AND EIGHT OTHER OGONIS  unquote (The historic interview took place at Mr Mandela’s private home in HOUGHTON, JOHANNESBURG, on  24 NOVEMBER 1995) UPDATE: THINGS YOU MAY …

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