2014 archive

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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Aug 30

WHAT’S TO BE DONE ABOUT THE EBOLA EMERGENCY?

It is no secret that the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China have all got units of medical personnel who are experts in fighting against nuclear and chemical-warfare attacks. The armed forces of all these countries incorporate trained units that are on standby to be flown into danger areas, if and when their territories are attacked with nuclear or chemical weapons. These well-equipped, highly-trained personnel can be given emergency instruction on how to change their techniques to combat Ebola. They can then be flown to the epicentres of the disease and practise the same safe methods of providing medical care to disease victims, which they would carry out if a nuclear or chemical attack occurred. In fact, the Ebola attack could provide them with useful practical experience in fighting dangerous illnesses.

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Aug 26

WHEN FOOTBALL BECOMES WAR

SO WE ARE NOT THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT FOOTBALL MEANS WAR? By CAMERON DUODU NEWS REPORT: QUOTE:Cameroonian striker Albert Ebosse has died after being hit by an object thrown by fans at a game in Algeria. Ebosse, who was 24, was declared dead after being taken to hospital in Tizi Ouzou, east of …

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Aug 24

WHY IS THE NPP SHOOTING ITSELF IN THE FOOT?

Home / Columnist / Why Is The NPP Shooting Itself In The Foot? Why Is The NPP Shooting Itself In The Foot? Daily Guide August 23, 2014 Few governments pay attention to what the opposition says. For instance, what has the Ghana opposition – both in Parliament and outside – not said about GYEEDA’s stolen …

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Aug 21

UPDATED: QUESTIONS ABOUT EBOLA THAT THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT MUST ANSWER URGENTLY

UPDATED: QUESTIONS ABOUT EBOLA THAT THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT MUST ANSWER URGENTLY By CAMERON DUODU Since the outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, the health authorities in the United States have, admirably, been very calm and matter-of-fact in their advice to their citizens resident in, or visiting, West Africa. They have …

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Aug 21

THE BOOBY-TRAP HIDDEN WITHIN AFRICAN ELECTIONS MUST BE DEFUSED

THE BOOBY-TRAP HIDDEN WITHIN AFRICAN ELECTIONS MUST BE DEFUSED by CAMERON DUODU ‘I was extremely pleased to read on the Daily Graphic website on 16 August 2014, a report entitled “ Establish West Africa Electoral Commission”. The report read: “Participants in a national stakeholder workshop on electoral reforms have called for the establishment of a …

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