Sep
30

DOES THE IMF OWE THE PEOPLE OF MALI AN APOLOGY?

DOES THE IMF OWE THE PEOPLE OF MALI AN APOLOGY? By CAMERON DUODU AN IMF press release reports that a mission from the Fund visited Bamako, Mali, from September 11 to 25, for discussions in preparation for a review of the Mali government’s economic programme supported under the IMF’s Extended Credit Facility, approved in December… Continue reading »

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Sep
13

THE TELEPHONE RANG AAAAAAAAA, BUT THERE WAS NO ANSWER!

You might have thought that in a Ministry or Department, such things can easily occur because the efficiency of the outfit is not quantifiable and cannot be monitored.

In other words, they are not accountable, except to the government.

Which means that if the government does not care about exacting accountability, then all is lost. Yes, unfortunately that is the truth.

But I am going to shock you by revealing that it happens also in the private sector!

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Sep
09

EBOLA: OBAMA ACTS — AT LAST

EBOLA: OBAMA ACTS – AT LAST by CAMERON DUODU IT was with a great sense of relief that I read that President Barack Obama had said, on the NBC’s Meet The Press (one of the most prestigious news programmes in America) that the US would be using its “military assets” to help fight the horrendous… Continue reading »

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Sep
06

MSF DESERVES PRAISE FOR ITS STANCE OVER EBOLA

Daily Guide (Ghana)  6 September 2014 Politics Entertainment Sports Akosua Cartoons   MenuHomeBusinessPoliticsEntertainmentSportsAkosua Cartoons Home / Columnist / Médecins Sans Frontières Deserves Congratulations Over Ebola By CAMERON DUODU  September 6, 2014 Whoever first said that you discover the full measure of a person or organisation when a crisis occurs, was absolutely spot on.  In the current Ebola crisis… Continue reading »

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Sep
01

THE AFRICAN UNION MUST TAKE THE EBOLA ISSUE TO THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL

Now, I am constrained to ask: is it unreasonable to suspect that the US Government now wants, for reasons best known to itself, to dissociate itself from the research? Does it know something it is not prepared to share with the rest of the world? I ask these questions because it seems to be extremely callous of the US Government to be cutting off funds from a research project it has hitherto been happily funding, at a crucial time when the facility’s efforts are most in demand! If research into diseases like Ebola is not a scientific priority now (as the NIH claims) then when will it be? Even if it was really done for budgetary reasons alone, does the US Government not realise that the timing of the announcement on funding can give rise to the worst forms of speculation, to say the least?

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