January 2014 archive

Jan 28

JOSHUA NKOMO: BUILT LIKE AN OX; SHREWD POLITICIAN

  THE MAIL AND GUARDIAN, JOHANNESBURG News Opinion Business Arts & Culture Education Sci-Tech Multimedia Special Reports In The Paper zapiro Partners News National Africa World Environment Sport Health Amabhungane   News   Farewell Joshua Nkomo 09 Jul 1999 00:00 Staff Reporter       Cameron Duodu Letter From The North The late Joshua Nkomo …

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Jan 25

END THIS DAVOS CHARADE!

END THIS DAVOS CHARADE! By CAMERON DUODU Every year, at the beginning of the new year, some of the cleverest people in the world gather in the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos, ostensibly to exchange ideas about the economic well-being of the world. Note that: the world – not Europe, n9t America, not Asia, not …

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Jan 18

NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST (4)

NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST (4)   By CAMERON DUODU     HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT, MR JOHN MAHAMA     ORDER OF THE CLANGING CYMBAL (FIRST DIVISION     Your Excellency,   You are the Fount of Honour in Ghana.   You are custodian of the National Purse.     Such responsibilities would weigh heavily …

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Jan 11

NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST (3)

  NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST (3)   By CAMERON DUODU     THE RT. HONOURABLE EDWARD DOE ADJAHOE, SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY     Order Of The Sick Parrot (Class 1b)     Mr Speaker, Sir!     The framers of the 1992 Ghana Constitution realised the importance of your office – and the …

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Jan 10

R.I.P. EUSEBIO, FOOTBALL KING!

        R.I.P. FOOTBALL KING EUSEBIO! By CAMERON DUODU     In the annals of colonialism, the Portuguese were as bad as it gets. Next to the Boers in South Africa and the British in the Rhodesias, they treated their African subjects as little better than beasts of burden.     Africans in …

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Jan 05

ARE NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS WORTH MAKING?

  ARE NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS WORTH MAKING? By CAMERON DUODU     I must admit I never make New Year Resolutions. What is the point? I know I shall break them the moment I make them!     For instance, as I woke up in the morning of New Year’s Day, my eyes alighted on …

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Jan 04

CAMERON DUODU’S NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST (2)

  NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST (2)   By CAMERON DUODU     (Based on an article in the Daily Guide 04 January 2014)       GHANAIAN ‘JOURNALISTS’       Order Of The Braying Ass, No Class Division       Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press,         I belong to …

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Jan 01

A REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS TO COME

A REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS TO COME   By CAMERON DUODU The Ghanaian Times 31 December 2013 One day, I visited my now deceased  old man in our home-town. He was, as usual, very glad to see me. But as we talked, he kept saying to me, “let your legs become short-short so that they can …

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