(nb: this article was written before the al qaeda murders in burkina faso occurred.) HAS MAHAMA BECOME ISOLATED WITHIN HIS OWN CABINET? By CAMERON DUODU We have the US to thank for some very good examples of incisive ”political shorthand”. Body language; damage limitation; eyeball to eyeball; plausible deniability. The expression to which I want… Continue reading »
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… Continue reading »
TEARING THE MASK OFF THE UGLY FACE OF AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS By CAMERON DUODU In what must count as one of my worst nightmares, a grandchild of mine calls me just after having watched the news on TV and says: “Grandpa, they say 800 people – many of them Africans – were drowned in the Mediterranean… Continue reading »
The problem in France, as in many Western countries, is that the rulers do not ensure that their children are taught real world history in their schools, but a sanitised version that glosses over, if not totally ignores, the role played by their countries in the pauperisation of the peoples of so many countries in the world. Even worse, the people of these former colonising countries are never apprised of how disingenuous was the process whereby their countries transferred power from the traditional rulers of the colonies (who could at least be dealt with by the people themselves when they failed to perform) to an insensitive and unresponsive Western-educated elite that, once elected (through a vote that can be rigged) is empowered to swindle the state of its resources at will for four or five years at a time, and reduce the populace to penury, whilst indulging themselves in “conspicuous consumption”.