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Dec 07

THE UNKNOWN NELSON MANDELA by CAMERON DUODU

—————————————————– THE UNKNOWN NELSON MANDELA By CAMERON DUODU I first met Nelson Mandela at Jan Smuts Airport, Johannesburg. It was in September 1990, and I was in Johannesburg as the guest of Jim Bailey, the publisher of the Pan-African Magazine, Drum. I had been the Ghana editor of this paper in1961-65 and Bailey wanted me …

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Dec 01

APARTHEID’S REVENGE

  APARTHEID’S REVENGE by CAMERON DUODU (First published in May 2008) There are certain times when the English language refuses to accommodate one’s feelings. How, for instance, does one say ‘Mese afem’in English? ‘My teeth have gnashed together against each other?’ . No! For although that does give an idea of discomfort, the bitterness one …

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Dec 01

ARE GHANAIANS BECOMING “AN ENDANGERED SPECIES”?

ARE GHANAIANS BECOMING AN ‘ENDANGERED SPECIES’? By CAMEROIN DUODU No — I don’t mean an “endangered species” in the sense of the “white leopard” or the “jaguar”; or the beautiful “Mahogany” and “Afromosia” trees that once stood proudly to  grace our evergreen forests, but which we have allowed foreign timber companies to  log to near-extinction.. …

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Nov 28

GOODBYE, MY ‘LITTLE SISTER’ ALICE!

  GOODBYE, MY ‘LITTLE SISTER’ ALICE By CAMERON DUODU ALICE DUODUAA (left) AND HER BRO CAMERON DUODU Alice Duoduaa was the first sister I ever had. My father was very proud when she was born, for she was also his first daughter. He had always wanted a girl to name after his mother, but had …

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Nov 18

CHINESE FORTUNE-HUNTERS AND GALAMSEY IN GHANA

CHINESE FORTUNE-HUNTERS AND ‘GALAMSEY’ IN GHANA   By CAMERON DUODU     Ever since I visited China in November 1958 as the guest of the Chinese Writers’ Union, I have had nothing but the greatest admiration for the Chinese people’s monumental effort to build for themselves, a country that the rest of the world cannot …

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Nov 18

IS IT POSSIBLE TO ‘UNSUBSCRIBE’ FROM GHANA?

Is It Possible To Unsubscribe From Ghana?​ Published on November 9, 2013 Cameron Duodu K1 – Koo, so you have gone and left me alone? K2 – Koo, I don’t like the way you are putting it. It’s as if I left you deliberately. Yet you know that there are commitments to be fulfilled by …

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Nov 18

do the black stars need a foreign technical advisor?

DO THE BLACK STARS NEED A FOREIGN TECHNICAL DIRECTOR?     Daily Graphic Monday, 18 November 2013 An expatriate technical director for Stars? Written by  Cameron Duodu / Graphic Sports / Ghana  New  0   Cameron DuoduThere is a pithy American saying which goes: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”   I once heard …

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Nov 18

WHY ARE GHANA COCOA FARMERS THE ONLY FARMERS WHO ARE THE “EMPLOYEES” OF THE GOVERNMENT?

Why Are Cocoa Farmers The Only Farmers Who Are The ‘Employees’ Of The Government? By Daily Guide on November 16, 2013 Ghana never ceases to amaze me. I am thinking, in this instance, of the inability of our Governments to force through the completion of the greatest eyesore in the country – the 37-kilometre stretch …

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Nov 18

THE WORLD FAILS TO END — AGAIN! THOUGHTS ON THE PARTIAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN

The recent partial eclipse of the sun in Ghana  triggered memories of an earlier event: Comment is free World fails to end – again If it knew what I knew, Pepsi would never have underestimated Ghana’s fascination with eclipses. Share 0 inShare0 Email Cameron Duodu theguardian.com, Monday 3 April 2006 10.48 BST Jump to comments …

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Nov 02

GOLD WILL BE THE RUINATION OF GHANA (AGAIN)!

Gold Was Once The Cause Of Our Ruination. Yet We Are Repeating That Wretched History Today! Daily Guide 02 November 2013 Published on November 2, 2013 Cameron Duodu When I was first told about it, I could simply not believe it. How could the river Supong – the main source of drinking water in my …

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