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Aug 01

THE POLITICS OF INSANITY

Home / Columnist / The Politics Of  Insanity The Politics Of Insanity By CAMERON DUODU Daily Guide August 1, 2015 K1: Koo, what at all is happening in this our country? K2: Ei, so you too have noticed? Why shouldn’t I? I know, I know! But sometimes we are not struck by the same thing. …

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Jul 28

PARLIAMENT AND DEMOCRACY

PARLIAMENT AND DEMOCRACY By CAMERON DUODU A robust debate has broken out – mainly on the Internet – over whether Parliament has the right to punish people for “contempt of Parliament”. Some people do not think that Parliament has the right to lay such a charge, given that we live in a country whose Constitution …

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Jul 26

WELCOME BACK TO AFRICA, MR DRONIDENT!

WELCOME BACK TO AFRICA, MR DRONIDENT By CAMERON DUODU WHO now remembers the excitement with which most black people in the world watched the steady progress with which Barack Obama raced into the American presidency? I do! I’d never heard of him until a posting on the Internet heaped fulsome praise on the ‘keynote speech’ …

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Jul 22

THERE IS “CHALK” IN THE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, IS THERE?

“THERE IS ENOUGH CHALK IN THE SYSTEM”, IS THERE? By CAMERON DUODU I was not going to comment on the issue of “school chalk” (as in: the Vice-President’s wife said the headmistress of a school at Kukurantumi was wrong to ask her to tell the Government to provide her school with chalk.) But even though …

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Jul 19

HOW I WISH KROBO EDUSEI WERE ALIVE!

HOW I WISH KROBO EDUSEI WERE ALIVE! By CAMERON DUODU   At the time  Mr Krobo Edusei became Minister of the Interior in Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s Government in November 1957, the atmosphere in Ghana’s Parliament was one of the most pleasant in the world. Humour was  one of the most appreciated contributions Members could make …

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Jul 18

THERE IS HOPE FOR GHANA!

THERE IS HOPE FOR GHANA! By CAMERON DUODU One of the most inspiring stories I have read about Ghana recently goes like this: QUOTE: A private legal practitioner has gone to court praying [the court] to compel the Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) to construct a section of a road leading to her house at …

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Jul 11

FROM ‘SHABO-SHABO’ TO ‘TEARY-TEARY’: THE GREAT HISTORY OF GHANA FOOTBALL, FEATURING ‘MAGICIAN’ EDWARD ACQUAH

 FROM ‘SHABO-SHABO’ TO ‘TEARY-TEARY’: THE GREAT HISTORY OF GHANA FOOTBALL, FEATURING ‘MAGICIAN’ EDWARD ACQUAH By CAMERON DUODU May,1960.Ghana Black Stars 5  Blackpool Of England 1 How Edward Acquah Nearly Got Me Into Trouble By CAMERON DUODU A great footballer died in poverty on 5 October 2011; but during his heyday 50 years ago, Edward Acquah …

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Jul 10

A LINK TO Cameronduodu.blogspot

A LINK TO pieces published in CameronDuodu Blogspt: http://kantaraka.blogspot.co.uk/2010_03_01_archive.html    

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Jul 08

WHAT WOULD OUR ELDERS HAVE DONE WHEN ”DUMSↃ” STRUCK AT NIGHT?

WHAT WOULD   OUR ELDERS HAVE DONE WHEN  ”DUMSↃ”  STRUCK AT NIGHT?  By CAMERON DUODU   Actually, our “elders” would not have known what DUMSↃ was! For they did not even have what our learned Minister of Finance, Mr Seth Terkper,  irrelevantly  calls “access to electricity”,  much less know that electricity is only useful when it …

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Jul 05

ARE THESE PEOPLE TRUE GHANAIANS?

ARE THESE PEOPLE TRUE GHANAIANS? By CAMERON DUODU                THE first time I travelled outside Ghana was when Ghana was only one year old. So, almost every immigration officer looked at my passport with a puzzled look on his face. Ghana? They looked into their books, where  they discovered that an entry marked  “Gold Coast” …

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