Can You Have Democracy Without Democrats? By Cameron Duodu Democracy is not a concept that is too difficult to understand. It allows for what can be put in the Ghanaian language, Twi, as ‘ka-bi-ma-me-nka bi’: (literally, “You say your piece — and let me too say mine”.) But “saying one’s piece” throws up several …
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MY DAYS AT DRUM (1) By CAMERON DUODU For years, African journalists have been criticising to the people of the African continent, the attempts made by African leaders to unite to fight for the political and economic objectives that have been identified as essential for Africa’s socio-economic growth. The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and …
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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 ACCRA 000483 SIPDIS SENSITIVE SIPDIS E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: BR CH ECON GH IN PGOV PHUM PREL RS SUBJECT: GHANA AT 50: A WORLD VIEW REF: A. ACCRA 285 ¶B. ACCRA 286 ¶C. ACCRA 314 ¶D. ACCRA 321 ¶1. (SBU) Summary: This is the seventh and final in a series …
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After a protracted debate, during which Russia tried to prevent the acceptance of the election result in Cote d’Ivoire, on the ground that a Securuty Council statement would “interfere” with the internal affairs of a UN member state, the Security Council finally issued a clear statement backing Ouattara’s election. Here is the full text of …
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More important, once when my little 8-year-old son was separated momentarily from the rest of the family during a shopping spree in Abidjan, and found himself lost, he was able to take a taxi to where the family’s host worked — a huge international bank– and get him to come down, while the taxi driver waited patiently! Not a hair on his young head was harmed, and he did it all without being able to speak a word of French.
I’ve often wondered, in retrospective terror, how the taxi driver had the goodness of heart not to worry about getting paid?
That was the wonderful country that Cote d’Ivoire that was. Its people were generally friendly and open; and its ability to attract tourists was unbeatable.
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