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Mar 16

Life In The Media 40 Years ago

Below is a link to a piece I published in New African magazine to mark the paper’s 40th anniversary in 2006. I wasn’t in on the founding of the magazine, but I was close to some f the people involved in the paper’s origins. Its London offices –40-43 Fleet Street, EC4 — held a special …

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Mar 03

Extra-judicial executions by the Nigerian police exposed by Aljazeera

By CAMERON DUODU THE Nigerian Federal Government is reported to have revealed that “over 600 persons, including police officers”, were indicted by the probe panel set up to investigate the bloody “Boko Haram” crisis in July 2009. The Government has also ordered a probe into a documentary on a foreign television station, Al-jazeera, “on extra-judicial …

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Mar 02

VIRGIN TO FLY TO GHANA

Virgin Atlantic launches service to Ghana on 24 May Sir Richard Branson’s airline Virgin Atlantic, is to start flights from London to Ghana, it was announced on Tuesday 2 March 2010.. Subject to Government approval, Virgin will begin a three-services-a-week operation between Heathrow Airport and the Ghanaian capital of Accra on May 24, 2010. The …

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Mar 02

‘ZULU CHIEF’ TURNS THE TABLES!

The ‘Zulu chief’ who wasn’t Tweet this Comments (3) Cameron Duodu guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 14 March 2006 16.21 GMT Article history While doing the research for my obituary of Peggy Appiah (nee Cripps), I had occasion to remember the early, happy days of Ghana’s independence in 1957, when Peggy’s husband, Joe Appiah, was one of the …

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Feb 27

ABACHA’S LOOTOCRACY

How the grand lootocracy beggared Nigeria`s people By CAMERON DUODU The [London] Observer November 22, 1998 The scale of Sani Abacha`s theft from his country is so staggering that Africans had to invent a new word to describe it, Cameron Duodu reports…. Abacha Sani Abacha A-butcher of Abuja In life you were an autocrat In …

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Feb 24

BRITISH MUSEUM TO EXHIBIT IFE ART by CAMERON DUODU

BRITISH MUSEUM’S INCREDIBLE IFE ART EXIBITION By CAMERON DUODU On 4 March 2010, one of the marvels that make up life in London will stun us: the British Museum is mounting an exhibition of Ife sculpture — brass, copper and terra cotta. http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/future_exhibitions/kingdom_of_ife.aspx Pictures of some of the work I have seen indicate that it’s …

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Feb 24

cycling the world

CYCLING THE WORLD by CAMERON DUODU. Quote: Mike Roots began cycling the world in 1996 and 80,000 miles later, he is still in his front room as he thinks roads are too dangerous. The former economics teacher, 67, rides his exercise bike while plotting his trip on maps. “I am currently in Argentina, and I …

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Feb 24

dennis brutus obituary by cameron duodu

Dennis Brutus obituarySouth African writer, poet and campaigner against apartheidTweet this (6) Cameron Duoduguardian.co.uk, Tuesday 23 February 2010 18.01 GMTArticle history Brutus remained an activist well after the fall of his country’s racist system. Photograph: Anonymous/APDennis Brutus, the poet and anti-apartheid activist, who has died aged 85, had no business reaching that ripe old age. …

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Feb 23

a ‘revelation’ for president john atta mills

A ‘REVELATION’ FOR PRESIDENT JOHN ATTA MILLS By CAMERON DUODU Your Excellency President John Atta Mills, It having pleased Our Lord Almighty to reveal unto thee in a dream, the true meaning of “Separate unto me Barabbas…”, but thy intentions having been entwined in the different strands of wires that encompass thy National Democratic Party …

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Feb 23

‘GDP’ STATISTICS ARE ‘A SWINDLE’ By CAMERON DUODU

Dr Joseph Stiglitz, Professor of economics at Columbia University, is one of the most influential economists of the 20th and 21st centuries. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 2001 — which about says all there is to say about the respect in which he is held by his peers. But more important, …

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