Dec
14

IN MEMORIAM — NELSON MANDELA

HOME / Columnist / In Memoriam – Nelson Mandela In Memoriam – Nelson Mandela Daily Guide December 7, 2013 Cameron Duodu WHEN I made my first-ever visit to South Africa in September 1990, there were hundreds of journalists in South Africa, all of whom had a  single objective: namely, to secure an exclusive interview with… Continue reading »

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Dec
13

REMEMBERING NELSON MANDELA

REMEMBERING NELSON MANDELA by CAMERON DUODU  (The Ghanaian Times 10 December 2013) Just picture Jan Smuts Airport, Johanneburg, now named after Oliver Tambo. It is the main departure lounge, and people are teeming everywhere. Then Nelson Mandela walks in,  unnoticed, and comes  to a man I am talking to. The man is Thomas Nkobi, treasurer-general… Continue reading »

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Dec
07

THE UNKNOWN NELSON MANDELA by CAMERON DUODU

—————————————————– THE UNKNOWN NELSON MANDELA By CAMERON DUODU I first met Nelson Mandela at Jan Smuts Airport, Johannesburg. It was in September 1990, and I was in Johannesburg as the guest of Jim Bailey, the publisher of the Pan-African Magazine, Drum. I had been the Ghana editor of this paper in1961-65 and Bailey wanted me… Continue reading »

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Dec
01

APARTHEID’S REVENGE

  APARTHEID’S REVENGE by CAMERON DUODU (First published in May 2008) There are certain times when the English language refuses to accommodate one’s feelings. How, for instance, does one say ‘Mese afem’in English? ‘My teeth have gnashed together against each other?’ . No! For although that does give an idea of discomfort, the bitterness one… Continue reading »

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Aug
21

HOW COULD THE ANC ALLOW THIS NEW ‘SHARPEVILLE’ TO HAPPEN?

HOW COULD THE ANC ALLOW ANOTHER SHARPEVILLE TO HAPPEN? By CAMERON DUODU       It has joined the names of the other South African localities that make you shudder when you hear them; names like Sharpeville, Langa and Nyanga.   And the date won’t be forgotten, either – Marikana: 16th August 2012; just like… Continue reading »

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