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Mar 18

nigeria must not become a failed state

By CAMERON DUODU The Acting President of Nigeria, Mr Goodluck Jonathan, must act fast to replace the Ministers he has sacked with men of proven ability and visibility, who can bring confidence back quickly into the body-politic. If he merely fills the new Exectuive Council with the usual time-servers, sycophants and opportunists, the Nigerian people …

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Mar 16

cameron duodu: BRITISH MUSEUM IS EXHIBIT ING IFE ART

Here is a short video showing some of the exhibits and discussing the background to Ife artefacts http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturevideo/cultureminute/7378407/Kingdom-of-Ife-Culture-Minute.html

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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 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 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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Feb 23

the ghana police and free speech

THE GHANA POLICE AND FREE SPEECH by CAMERON DUODU On 18 February 2010, Nana Darkwa, a 27-year-old sympathiser of the opposition party in Ghana, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was arrested by the police at a radio station, for alleging, in a radio discussion programme, that the former President of Ghana, Flight-Lieutenant (retd.) J J …

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